Lately, I've been watching the Dogfights series (link starts a video). It recounts tales of air-to-air combat. The series brings veteran pilots to discuss tactics, and they've recreated the actual battles using computer graphics. It is fascinating to watch how pilots battle at high speed in three dimensions. Air combat require strategic thinking, a good knowledge of the aircraft's capability, and a body that can handle high G-forces.
Worth a watch if you haven't seen this before. Netflix has all the DVDs of the show.