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Watch Blue Angels Helping actor Rob Riggle with an Audition Tape for Top Gun: Maverick

Although he attended flight school while serving with the Marines, Rob Riggle still struggled to stay conscious through the F/A-18’s final turn.

Taken on May 6, 2014 the funny video in this post shows actor Rob Riggle trying to get into the action of Top Gun: Maverick by shooting an auditioning tape, flying in the back seat of a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet.

Most people know Riggle from movies like The Hangover and Step Brothers, but few are aware that Riggle served in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and was deployed numerous times in Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Although he attended flight school while serving with the Marines, Riggle still struggled to stay conscious through the F/A-18’s final turn.

As already reported the internet was set ablaze on Jul. 18, 2019 when the first, sierra hotel trailer for Top Gun: Maverick debuted.

A new group of U.S. Naval Aviators will join Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer returning as Maverick and Iceman respectively in Top Gun: Maverick.

The movie in fact will also feature Manny Jacinto (who will be playing a pilot named Fritz in Top Gun sequel) Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller, Glen Powell and Monica Barbaro. Many of the details surrounding Top Gun: Maverick have yet to be disclosed, but some of the other casting specifics give us a small indication of the direction of the film. Teller in fact has been cast as Goose’s son and will be Maverick’s new protégé – however the characters have been rumored to have a rocky relationship as well.

The movie was assigned a theatrical release date of Jul. 12, 2019 last year, but on September Paramount announced that had delayed the sequel nearly an entire year, assigning it a new release date of Jun. 26, 2020.

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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