Top Gun

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

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

7 days 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

7 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

7 months ago

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

While Top Gun showed off the F-14 Tomcat to its advantage, the F-16 Fighting Falcon had the very questionable Iron… Read More

8 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 months 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

12 months 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

Retired Navy Captain Dan Pedersen, the Naval Officer who created TOPGUN, flies in a Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet

Capt. Brian Kesselring, a former TOPGUN instructor himself and now flight leader and commanding officer of the Blue Angels had… Read More

1 year ago

“Splash the Zeros!” F-14 pilot who flew in The Final Countdown shares his personal notes on the movie that introduced the Tomcat to Hollywood

Six years before “Top Gun” prominently featured the F-14 Tomcat, “The Final Countdown” proved that Grumman’s twin-tailed fighter had star… Read More

1 year ago