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 date.
The USAF's fighter from the future made its first air show flight over the weekend, wowing audiences at Andrews' Air Force Base. Get a good look! You paid for 'em—the F-35 is the most expensive military program ever.
Walter Soplata, owner of the secret backyard Ohio warplane collection, died earlier this month at the age of 87. His family has not said what would happen to his cache, but several of his "saves" will fly again.