A Topgun Instructor's Chance Encounter With An SR-71 Blackbird

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… » 10/08/14 1:14pm 10/08/14 1:14pm

This Is The Most Stunning Carrier Ops Footage Since Top Gun

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. » 8/18/14 5:01pm 8/18/14 5:01pm

Celebrate Top Gun Day Marveling At The Super Tomcat That Never Was

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. » 5/13/14 4:31pm 5/13/14 4:31pm

The Top Gun Twitter Account Was Shot Down By Paramount's Lawyers

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?) » 2/26/14 3:40pm 2/26/14 3:40pm

Someone Is Tweeting Top Gun One Frame At A Time

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. » 2/18/14 10:40am 2/18/14 10:40am

Someone Turned All Of Top Gun Into A GIF

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? » 11/08/13 12:00pm 11/08/13 12:00pm

Archer's Remake Of The Top Gun 'Danger Zone' Scene Is Total Perfection

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. » 10/10/13 10:00am 10/10/13 10:00am

1986 Volkswagen GTI Takes It Right Into The Danger Zone

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… » 7/29/12 9:00am 7/29/12 9:00am

Watch Porsche Factory Footage of 356s Coming to Life

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. » 1/01/11 2:00pm 1/01/11 2:00pm

Model Airplane Knocked Out Of Sky By Commercial Airliner

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. » 5/04/09 11:00am 5/04/09 11:00am

2010 Porsche Panamera Interior: Maverick Approved!

The newest spy shots of the 2010 Porsche Panamera » 10/30/08 4:30pm 10/30/08 4:30pm show an interior that just taunts you to do your best impersonation, surrounding the driver with an F-14 Tomcat-like bevy of switches, toggles and knobs. The radio and navigation controls appear to be operated by the console's touch screen while the leather-wrapped…