Yeahhhh, it was okay. Beautifully crafted, I'll give you that, this was handled by people who cared, that's for sure. Excellent aerial photography, decent rear projection (superior to Hitchcock), and poignant and touching moments (like when Clark Gable raises both arms to touch/cheer the sky)... and I very much appreciated the few long takes, the camera will just hold on a certain moment and not cut.
The film was weighed down by some of the girly stuff, unfortunately—which is needed I suppose to show loved ones are on the ground still. And the political red tape business-first scenes were almost filler.
But it never occurred to me that flying at night must've started at some point. And I didn't know communication between two pilots in a biplane like that was mostly via paper. Or that they throttle off the engine to yell (amicably) at each other.
Definitely I think this movie is worth a watch. But like an IMDb reviewer said, "don't expect a masterpiece" lol.