Top Gun

Tomcat RIO tells the story of the F-14 aircrew that inspired the Legendary Top Gun Movie

Tomcat RIO tells the story of the F-14 aircrew that inspired the Legendary Top Gun Movie

Top Gun Directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures, the… Read More

2 months ago

‘Watch the Canopy!’ Former F-14 Pilot explains why Goose impacts his Tomcat’s canopy in Top Gun ejection scene

Goose impacts his F-14 Tomcat’s canopy in Top Gun ejection scene We are all familiar with the scene from the… Read More

2 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why the F-35 and its incredible capabilities would have made Top Gun: Maverick boring

The F-35 The 5th generation F-35 Lightning II integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly agile, supersonic aircraft that provides… Read More

5 months ago

“There is a jet waiting for me in the future,” Glen “Hangman” Powell teases Top Gun 3

Some fun stuff being announced soon about Top Gun 3 Glen “Hangman” Powell, Top Gun: Maverick star, has addressed reports… Read More

6 months ago

Maverick has some gas left in the tank: Top Gun 3 allegedly in Development, Tom Cruise, Glen Powell and Miles Teller to Return

Top Gun 3 In the night of Jan. 11, 2024 Puck News reported that one of Tom Cruise's biggest franchises… Read More

6 months ago

USMC AV-8B Harrier II pilot explains how fighter pilots can talk to an enemy aircraft in an air engagement

Fighter pilots do not chat with each other in the way you see in Top Gun Radio signals can be… Read More

6 months ago

The true story behind the legend of Tony Scott personally paying to turn USS Enterprise and shoot F-14 Tomcats back-lit by the sun in Top Gun movie

Top Gun movie The cool videos in this post feature the memorable Top Gun movie opening scene as well as… Read More

7 months ago

F-14 Pilot tells the story of when Air Traffic Controllers asked him to buzz the tower so that they could see for themselves a Navy Tomcat

The F-14 Tomcat Advancements during the Cold War in Soviet long-range patrol and bomber aircraft dictated a requirement for a… Read More

11 months ago

William Tell is back after 19-year hiatus. Air Force’s version of Top Gun to showcase air-to-air capabilities of USAF, ANG and Reserve F-22, F-35 and F-15 Eagle units.

William Tell competition is back The Air Dominance Center, also known as the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center, at Savannah… Read More

12 months ago

F-16 Viper on celluloid — The story of the Iron Eagle series

The F-16 and the Iron Eagle series While Top Gun showed off the F-14 Tomcat to its advantage, the F-16… Read More

1 year ago

Navy Pilot explains what would have happened in real life to Maverick after having buzzed the tower in full AB and broken the hard deck on the first day of his Top Gun training

‘Since we’ve stopped flying rubber dog s**t out of Hong Kong for environmental reasons, you will likely never fly a… Read More

1 year ago

That time a Boat Captain asked to a US Navy F/A-18 pilot to buzz his ship “Like Tom Cruise Did On Top Gun”

Matt Wirt, a US Coast Guard Charter Captain from Wilmington got a surprise fly-by guest on Aug. 29, 2018 after… Read More

1 year ago

Naval Aviator tells the story of when a USMC F-9 Cougar pilot buzzed the tower of a USAF base. The Air Force advised him not to return to their airfield.

‘He told me he'd debated doing it for about 10 seconds, but being a Marine meant you were compelled to… Read More

1 year ago

Top Gun: Maverick wins the Best Sound Oscar as Tom Cruise visits USS George H.W. Bush (Carrier Could Play Role in New ‘Mission Impossible’ Movie)

If the Navy chooses to accept it, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) could get its big screen debut in Tom… Read More

1 year ago

Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr., aka LT.(JG) Marcus “Sundown” Williams who briefly served as Maverick’s RIO in Top Gun, passed away

Born on Dec. 24, 1955 Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr. was best known among The Aviation Geeks, as Top Gun’s Radar… Read More

2 years ago

From the F-14 retirement to dogfighting against the F/A-18: former Tomcat RIO answers your questions

‘The Hornet and Super Hornet would be challenging opponents in an engagement. As a baseline initial move, the F-14 Tomcat… Read More

2 years ago