At roughly 62 feet long and 64 feet wide, there were a lot of things the “Big Fighter” F-14 Tomcat could do very well. However, there were certain maneuvers that were prohibited because it would have been too dangerous. Most of them make sense when you think about it. Of course, there was always a Maverick who wanted…
David "Bio" Baranek is the author of the hit memoir Topgun Days, in which he describes the making of Top Gun, and the fighter pilot culture that spawned it, from inside Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School itself. "Bio" also has other fascinating stories to tell from his time as a Topgun Instructor, one in particular…
The carrier is one dynamic and challenging workplace, and flying off of it remains anything but a simple task. This video beautifully captures the chaos and beauty of America's floating air bases and the airborne environment of those who fly from them.
Via our military blog: In light of it being Top Gun Day I think it would be proper to take a look back to see how the true star of the movie, the F-14 Tomcat, could have lived on in various forms far past its 2006 retirement.
The hilarious frame-by-frame Top Gun Twitter account has gone the way of Goose after his ejector seat slammed up against the canopy. (Did I need a spoiler alert for that?)
If you've got, I don't know,
a couple months nine years to kill with nothing else to do, start following @555uhz on Twitter. That person will let you watch Top Gun for free, just as long as you don't mind watching it without sound — and about a frame at a time.
Watching entire movies is so tiresome. It takes hours. Who has that much free time? Why not watch a movie like Top Gun, Tony Scott's 1986 fighter pilot/volleyball epic, compressed to 40 seconds with no sound as one amazing animated .GIF?
Hey everyone, that's it. The Internet is over. Archer remade the video for Danger Zone from Top Gun. Yeah, let's all sign off now, there's no way to top it.
Based on the message at the end and the background music, I'm guessing this vintage Volkswagen ad is referencing The Right Stuff, the 1983 movie about the U.S. space program. But that's only a guess because I haven't seen that movie. However, the ad also reminds me of Top Gun, and I have watched the hell out of that…
Ever wonder what Porsche 356Bs looked like coming together in Stuttgart? Here is some excellent factory footage showing various stages of manufacturing the little sports cars. Click through to see the second part of the video as well.
An Australian model airplane enthusiast sent his plane up one afternoon fit with a camera, indirectly flying into the path of a passing passenger airliner. Needless to say, the little model airplane did not survive.