I just can stop remembering this speech from Viper in Top gun. Not to draw any resemblance but I did hear something similar :)
" Gentlemen, you are the top 1% of all naval aviators -- the elite, the BEST of the best. We'll make you better. Fly at least two combat missions a day, attend classes in between, and evaluations of your performance. Now in each combat sequence you're going to meet a different challenge. Every encounter is going to be much more difficult. We're going to teach you to fly the F-14 right to the edge of the envelop, faster than you've ever flown before -- and more dangerous."
we were not the top 1% nor we were flying the F-14 but we drove the bullet till the edge at speed we never drove earlier on a terrain like that.