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16th Jul '17 9:52:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheBigOne'' sees the primary action take place at extremely high altitude (by WW2 standards) when the nuclear-armed B-36s evade German defenses by flying over them. The B-36s make their runs to the target at 50,000 feet plus, higher than any German fighter could reach. This is TruthInTelevision.

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* ''Literature/TheBigOne'' sees the primary action take place at extremely high altitude (by WW2 [=WW2=] standards) when the nuclear-armed B-36s evade German defenses by flying over them. The B-36s make their runs to the target at 50,000 feet plus, higher than any German fighter could reach. This is TruthInTelevision.
14th Jul '17 2:10:24 PM ZimFan89
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* The FinalBattle of ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' starts when Spidey tries to stop [[BigBad the Vulture]] from hijacking a plane carrying [[spoiler: various pieces of Avengers technology]], leading to them fighting on top of and around the plane in midair.
23rd Jun '17 7:42:23 PM jormis29
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* Your character in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Pacific Assault'', en route to Guadalcanal, finds himself suddenly engaged in aerial combat, despite being a foot soldier. At first it's the same spin-the-business that you've grown used to, but before long you're flying the sucker into an assault on a base and another on an aircraft carrier. Smacks a bit of the improbable.

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* Your character in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Pacific Assault'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorPacificAssault'', en route to Guadalcanal, finds himself suddenly engaged in aerial combat, despite being a foot soldier. At first it's the same spin-the-business that you've grown used to, but before long you're flying the sucker into an assault on a base and another on an aircraft carrier. Smacks a bit of the improbable.
4th Jun '17 3:26:39 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the fight against Divine Beast Vah Medoh, where Link gets a ride up above the machine with [[BirdPeople Teba]] and must destroy its cannons with Bomb Arrows while Teba draws away their fire.
18th May '17 4:08:40 PM wootzits
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': To get into the city of Sogo, Pygar the angel has to carry Barbarella while she shoots down the city's airships.
10th Apr '17 3:14:02 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[SEGASuperstars Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed]]'' even paid tribute to this in the ''Skies of Arcadia'' track, where racers race on a floating island that the Valuan Armada and Blue Rogues are battling around in their airships. It's so chaotic the track is decimated quite a bit, causing racers to fly into the sky and dodge mines the Valuans have launched into the air.

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** ''[[SEGASuperstars ''[[VideoGame/SEGASuperstars Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed]]'' even paid tribute to this in the ''Skies of Arcadia'' track, where racers race on a floating island that the Valuan Armada and Blue Rogues are battling around in their airships. It's so chaotic the track is decimated quite a bit, causing racers to fly into the sky and dodge mines the Valuans have launched into the air.
21st Feb '17 5:38:53 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has it as an optional fight against Ultima Weapon from the deck of the ''Highwind''. There's also the fight in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' against Bahamut SIN, which mainly consists of party members launching Cloud what seems to be several miles up in the air to hit said Bahamut head-on. Also done in ''CrisisCore'', in the cutscene battle between Sephiroth, Genesis, and Angeal. After Genesis decides to go one-on-one with Sephiroth, the fight heads skyward.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has it as an optional fight against Ultima Weapon from the deck of the ''Highwind''. There's also the fight in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' against Bahamut SIN, which mainly consists of party members launching Cloud what seems to be several miles up in the air to hit said Bahamut head-on. Also done in ''CrisisCore'', ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', in the cutscene battle between Sephiroth, Genesis, and Angeal. After Genesis decides to go one-on-one with Sephiroth, the fight heads skyward.
15th Jan '17 6:58:21 AM Berrenta
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* The final duel in ''VideoGame/{{The Elder Scrolls IV|Oblivion}}: Knights of the Nine'' takes place in the sky a few thousand feet above the world map. Case in point, one player claimed he dropped an item during the battle and then went to check if it landed. [[TheDevteamThinksOfEverything It did.]]

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* The final duel in ''VideoGame/{{The Elder Scrolls IV|Oblivion}}: Knights of the Nine'' takes place in the sky a few thousand feet above the world map. Case in point, one player claimed he dropped an item during the battle and then went to check if it landed. [[TheDevteamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight It did.]]
17th Dec '16 4:29:37 PM amitakartok
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** ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' took the trope to its logical conclusion, involving a mission in Earth orbit. There's also a high-altitude mission in a [[CoolPlane SR-71]] (or rather, a [=RF-12A=]).

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** ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' took the trope to its logical conclusion, involving conclusion with a mission in Earth orbit. '''''orbit''''', aptly named "Zero Gravity" - the mission objective being the destruction of four enemy {{KillSat}}s in three minutes, then angling the nose up at a certain angle to survive atmospheric reentry. Naturally, the player is not allowed to use their regular planes on this mission; instead, an R-352 Sepia SpaceFighter is provided for this mission only, fitted with energy weapons that actually operate exactly like standard plane weapons. Interestingly enough for the franchise, the Sepia actually obeys Newtonian physics rather than aerodynamics and coasts sideways while turning, behaving quite realistically for that altitude. There is no upper altitude limit for the mission but the mission timer running out results in the Sepia being shot down by the satellites, while losing too much altitude before the satellites are destroyed results in the Sepia burning up from uncontrolled reentry.
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There's also a high-altitude mission in a an [[CoolPlane SR-71]] (or rather, a [=RF-12A=]).[=RF-12A=]).
** ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' has a rather late mission where the player is tasked with intercepting a SpacePlane as it dips into the atmosphere to change direction via aerobraking, helped by internal sabotage of its aerodynamic control surfaces causing it to drop lower than planned by the antagonists so that the player can actually reach it.
24th Oct '16 4:34:18 AM SimiOfDoom
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* The dog-fight during the climax of ''Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf'', third book of ''Literature/CompanionsCodex'', has [[spoiler: Drizzt]] facing off against [[spoiler: Tiago while riding the backs of dragons]]. The fight is eventually won by [[spoiler: severing the saddle straps that keeps Tiago on Arauthator's back]] and make him plummet toward the eath.
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