buzz the tower!!
We have to assume the new female lead will be the sexy (and smart/confident but having to fight male oppression) will be Old Tom's on screen daughter.
She will have a Fighter pilot Boyfriend who Daddy Tom dosn't approve of and therefore must win the approval in order to be able to marry the young'un.
This allows us the following;
A) sexy time with young woman + boyfriend
B) tension and conflict with daddy Tom
C) reconciliation using the power of blowing the shit out of baddies in a joint mission with Tom (hes the only one who can save the day!) and the future husband (hes proposed by this point... or about to)
D) happy ending! with joint buzzing of the tower.
Cant really see how we can get Tom into the cockpit yet. but it could be bring-your-future-dad-to-work-day aboard the Nimitz.
Oh, and baddies have to be traditional Hollywood "terrists" of the week.
Have we moved passed the foreign enemies yet and onto the domestic ones!?
OH!! and of course that has to be said in the movie too.... to protect America against all enemies etc. etc. etc.