back to article Top Gun 2: It's happening - and the choice of star is stirring controversy

The occasionally rumoured Top Gun 2 movie - sequel to the seminal* '80s aerial action flick - is to go ahead. Reports have it that the project, known to have Tom Cruise aboard already, now has a scriptwriter: and more importantly, the real star, the jet fighter to be flown by Cruise, has been selected. F-35B in flight test. …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fighter to be flown by Cruise?

    Rocket assisted Zimmer-frame?

    1. The Man Who Fell To Earth

      Re: Fighter to be flown by Cruise?

      Geeze! The real problem with a Top Gun 2 featuring the F-35 is that an UAV fighter can out turn a manned aircraft because it does not have to limit the g-forces to levels a human can endure. Even back in the 70's, when I worked in Aerospace on fighter & missile system design, we all lamented how having a meat bag on board forced the plane us to cripple the planes performance from what the airframe limitations were. The "next big one" will show that manned fighters are like that scene in War Horse where the British Cavalry charge the German machine gun emplacement - stupid and anachronistic.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Fighter to be flown by Cruise?

        Plus which, a missile doesn't need to carry fuel for the return journey.

        1. Figgus

          Re: Fighter to be flown by Cruise?

          Judging from the comments of its detractors, neither does the F35...

      2. jon 72

        I am a meat popsicle

        The problem with airframe design is simple:

        You can do one thing really well or lots of things really cr#p..

        An F-16 (Falcon) for instance is quite happy pulling a sustained 9G turn with a fleshy one at the controls thanks to a 30 degree reclined seat. The much newer Raptor (F22) seat is adjustable as well tilting back a staggering 55 degrees so expect it can perform some eyeball sinking turns. However if pilots could be re-trained to lay flat during flight then that g-force tolerence figure goes up beyond 12 times normal gravity into the edge of the envelope where one could rip the wings off a conventional looking airframe.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: I am a meat popsicle

          You hit the nail on the head.

          "into the edge of the envelope where one could rip the wings off a conventional looking airframe."

          An airframe designed with all the things required for meatbag.,, lifesupport, additional fuel, ejector seats, space to move around, manual flight controllers etc etc.

      3. Anonymous Coward

        Re: Fighter to be flown by Cruise?

        "it does not have to limit the g-forces to levels a human can endure"

        I thought that Tom Cruise was the pilot, human?

  2. TeeCee Gold badge

    F35 controversial?

    Hardly. The controversial choice, in a Hollywood movie, would have been the Eurofighter (aka Typhoon). That handily beats the F35 for yank outrage value by not only being crap and overpriced, but also not American to boot.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: F35 controversial?

      Well, if you're going down that road, why not a Dassault Rafale? The audience would choke on their Freedom Fries.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: F35 controversial?

        I almost choked with laughter reading that at work.

      2. Arctic fox

        @FatsBranningan. I would have been more impressed.......

        .......if they had managed to stop eating fries rather than simply renaming them!

    2. asdf Silver badge
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      Re: F35 controversial?

      >The controversial choice, in a Hollywood movie, would have been the Eurofighter

      Yeah because even a Top Gun pilot would be vulnerable in a basically late 80s technology jet. Now in an F22 however.

      1. asdf Silver badge

        Re: F35 controversial?

        that is late 80s in the UK as the US was building stealth jets by the late 80s.

    3. Anonymous Coward

      Re: F35 controversial?

      Is that you Lewis?

  3. ratfox Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Completely unrealistic

    Hollywood would never allow the US flag to be shredded on camera.

    1. Matt Bryant Silver badge

      Re: Completely unrealistic

      True. Besides, for real mass appeal, they should have the Osprey inadvertantly ingest Shrillary Clinton. Now, that type of bitter, evil bird ingestion would really trash an engine!

      Other than that minor quibble, I think Lewis has a grade A plot on his hands! I'd pay money to see that! Well, if they called it "Hotshots, The Threesome" and got Charlie Sheen in the lead role instead of Cruise, that is.

      1. Schultz
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        Re: Matt Bryant

        Wrong forum to troll against a nice, elderly, and very successful politician. You really want to head over to Breibart for that.

        1. Figgus

          Re: Matt Bryant

          Oh, please... have you noticed yet that we send HER to every country that annoys the US? She is like our very own WMD.

          1. AdamWill

            Re: Matt Bryant

            that would be because she's the secretary of state, for christ's sake. you know, what other countries call the foreign minister. you know, the person whose job it is to go and talk to other countries.

            learn something about your own country's government.

            1. Matt Bryant Silver badge

              Re: Matt Bryant

              Hey, I'm not knocking her abilities, I actually thought she would have been a better choice of Prez than Obambi if only because she had some bitterness to fall back on. After all, she had shedloads of real experience when Obambi was still "community organising".

              Anyway, who else could the Osprey ingest? Michelle Obama would probably make the engine choke and spit her out. Tim Geithner would slip through untouched, leaving just a slick layer of oil on the engine blades. Leon Panetta would be so out of touch he'd still be looking for the Prez in the Oval Office whilst Obambi was being loaded onto the Osprey. And Eric Holder would be too busy trying to secretly sell the Osprey AF1 to some Mexican drug cartel, just to prove that all drug smuggling is actually the fault of American cargo aircraft manufacturers....

              1. JC_

                Re: Matt Bryant

                Hard-core Republicans loathe Hillary Clinton and love Rush Limbaugh. Absolutely baffling, but then again, rationality hasn't been the strong suit of Republicans since Nixon.

    2. Ben 42

      Re: Completely unrealistic

      Perhaps not, but this being Hollywood you can count on them somehow finding a way to destroy the Statue of Liberty.

  4. Velv Silver badge

    ElectroMAGNETIC catapults - that's going to increase the number of minesweepers we need to escort every carrier

    1. nichomach


      ...they just have to keep moving very VERY fast: 7:00 or so on...

  5. Bonce
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    I'd watch this version!

  6. Swarthy Silver badge

    That sounds like a wretched movie....

    But it also sounds like it will be 10x better than what is produced.

  7. Kirbini

    Full speed ahead

    If this is what we should expect, then more posts from the pub please.

  8. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    Spare me

    Bruckheimer and Simpson were the Shakespeare and Marlowe of the ADHD age, makers of movies for those whose attention span was regulated by the speed of a thumb on a TV remote. (Seductions at Hollywood speed; courts of inquiry that take about two weeks; etc.) And I greatly fear that hundreds of young men who could not carry a tune in a bushel basket will again be butchering "That Loving Feeling" in American barracks across the world.

    I must say, though, that it was a movie well suited to Tom Cruise's abilities.

    1. Graham Bartlett

      Re: Spare me

      As in looking buff and showing more shiny white teeth than a sled-dog team?

      1. disgruntled yank Silver badge

        Re: Spare me

        Well, maybe strutting, too, but mostly those.

  9. Kevin Johnston


    Sadly we all know that the actual script will be a pale imitation of the wonderful storyline shown above.

    Could I suggest that El Reg offer their services to Hollywood in the hope they can drag plot quality up from the current gutter standards?

    1. VeganVegan

      Re: Storyline...

      or do a playmobil version of it

  10. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Obvious aircraft is

    A de Haviland mosquito to match Cruise's wooden acting.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Obvious aircraft is

      > A de Haviland mosquito to match Cruise's wooden acting.

      ....or the Bede BD-5 to match his stature.

      1. Michael Dunn

        Re: Obvious aircraft is

        Hey, the Mosquito was the greatest plane ever made!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Obvious aircraft is

      a Focke-Wulf Ta 154, another wooden wonder, but the glue holding it together isn't too strong and its liable to fall to pieces.

      Anyway, how is tom cruise-missile going to shoot down anything when he's firing blanks

    3. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD

      Re: Obvious aircraft is


      The mossie was a good plane.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Obvious aircraft is

      A bit more time travel and we could have a Top Gun star where the gun actually was on top - the venerable SE5a.

  11. James 51 Silver badge
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    We all know this version is going to be a lot better than what ends up on the big screen.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Goose and Iceman

    will be replaced by vegetarian lesbians who use solar powered laptops to save Antarctic whales in their off time. Remainder of the cast will be determined by Hollywood Focus Groups and many, many polls.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Goose and Iceman

      Vegeterian lesbians?

      You mean to say they actually eat those cucumbers, Damn!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Goose and Iceman

        Some vegeterians eat fish as well

  13. SminkyBazzA

    If they don't accept your version of the plot for Top Gun 2, don't worry; it's a shoe-in for the almost-guaranteed Hot Shots: Ménage à Trois (I'm sure you guys can come up with a better title though)

    1. FredrikE

      ...where Lt. Topper Harley will be played by Martin Sheen.

  14. David_H


    This is about as far fetched as anything you hear about from DARPA. Are they going to be writing the script?

    Bring back the Harrier!

  15. johnnymotel

    here's a ripe opportunity

    for some enterprising film-maker/puppeteer to take this script and make a spoof....

    1. Chris Miller

      Re: here's a ripe opportunity

      ... and vote on who gets to play the 'Dead Meat' character.

    2. The First Dave Silver badge

      Re: here's a ripe opportunity

      Never mind a spoof - make a low-budget version of this script for real, then sue the ass off the MPAA etc if they date to release a full-budget version.

  16. sandman

    Great script outline

    I'd definitely go and see that version - now you need the financial backing...

  17. LDS Silver badge
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    LOL! The F-35 compares to the F-14 like the F4F to the F4U

    It looks the Navy has issues to recruit pilots since the F-14 was replaced with far inferior planes, starting with the slow and short-range F-18E, and now the slow, little armed F-35?

    Don't get me wrong, the F-35 could be a good attack plane for a first strike in a heavily protected environment, but it will never be a long-range "fleet defender" and dogfighter for air superiority. One you fired your missiles and the combat get to close range, stealth capability are useless and while it could be maneuverable, it is still slow and with too little power - especially if the fighter you have to face is from the Su-27 family.

    While with the F-14 the US Navy had one of the top fighters of the time, they no longer have. Any movie with one of the actual planes will be just a parody of the old one.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: LOL! The F-35 compares to the F-14 like the F4F to the F4U

      I'm sure the F-35 is superior to the F-14. It is however a shame the carrier-borne variant of the F-22 was canceled. That's the plane I picture as the replacement to the F-14. But as someone noted above. Drones will soon replace fighter pilots.

      1. LDS Silver badge

        Re: LOL! The F-35 compares to the F-14 like the F4F to the F4U

        Sure, it has better color LCD screens and faster chips. The F-35 is still a son of that "littoral warfare" philosophy that dumbed down naval aviation using large, expensive carriers to bring around short-range airplanes with less combat capability. It will work as long as they face far inferior opponents (Lybia, for example). It will stop working the day they will have to face long range, well armed and fast planes. They won't reach any "littoral zone" to bring warfare to.

        As just before the Vietnam war the Air Force was relying too much on missiles, now they're relying too much on stealth capability. The day that capabilty is broken (F-117, anyone), the plane has nothing else to offer and can't take advantage of pure power to overcome opponents.

        Anyway "stealthness" is of little use when you have to defend and enemies close in rapidly, you have to turn your radars on, and put yourself in a good position to fire.

        After one hundred years US Air Force was able to obtain what other Air Forces were able to force in most other countries, reduce naval aviation to a lesser force.

    2. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: LOL! The F-35 compares to the F-14 like the F4F to the F4U

      Whoever has voted this down needs to see the exact intercept distance for protecting a carrier group.

      It has been increasing in line with the range and letality of Russian supersonic cruise missiles. Presently 150-200 miles is the "though shall not pass" line and no enemy aircraft armed with modern anti-ship missiles should be allowed past that because if they get to 75nm they can launch (75miles is very optimistic for a safety margin, but let's put it at that).

      So the poster has a point of sorts. F14 (500 miles air-to-air engagement radius) even without a set of drop tanks is to some extent more useful than an F18 (400 miles). I am not even going to mention F35-B and Harrier here as they stand very little chance if the opponent is properly armed. They will be watching the missiles sailing by and taking out ship after ship. Nice viewpoint though.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: LOL! The F-35 compares to the F-14 like the F4F to the F4U

        75nm - damn, that's too close. Usually on this site "nm" is nanometers. Had me wondering for a moment....

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: 75nm

          Funny, I had no problem reading that as nautical miles, I think it's called context.

  18. MJI Silver badge

    I always wanted to see

    Top gun vs 801 squadron.

    1. TheOtherHobbes

      Re: I always wanted to see

      I always wanted to see Top Gun vs Plan 9 from Outer Space.

    2. graeme leggett

      Re: I always wanted to see

      Flying Buccanneers or Sea Harriers? (How low or slow can you go?)

      If Rowland White Phoenix Squadron is to be believed there was a lot of early collaboration between the Fleet Air Arm Air Warfare Instructors School and the USN on training methods.

  19. Jonathan White

    The movie plot you describe involving the X-47B is far too close to the movie 'Stealth' for my liking, and even Jessica Biel in a bikini couldn't save THAT pile of fetid dingo's kidneys.

    1. Silverburn

      What??? There were planes in that movie??? I only got as far as the bikini...

  20. Roger Kynaston

    Playmobile or it didn't (?)happen

    have a beer from me. I'm still hung over from yesterday though.

  21. Shagbag

    Exporting more American culture

    I think i'll give it a wide berth.

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why am I imagining Macross Plus? Two test pilots batteling it out for their new planes, only to be usuruped by a AI plane that gets taken over by a virtual idol gone bad due to using a top secret military AI chip!

    1. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD

      Macross Plus... Or Zero...

      You shouldn't be. They're much than either Top Gun, Stealth etc... or this article :P

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Yet another remake.

    I am not impressed with anything holywood produces now days.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Remake???

      Even the remakes are iffy now.

  24. TrishaD

    Yes but

    We demand homoerotic overtones.

    *Rubs thighs*

  25. John70
    Thumb Up

    El Reg version

    As I was reading the El Reg version of Top Gun 2, I was imagining the fight with the F-35 and X-47B.

    You've got a Hollywood Blockbuster there.

  26. Paul Hovnanian Silver badge

    Want to ...

    ... get the US' military aircraft people's panties in a bunch?

    Arrange to have that Avro CF-105 you've got stashed fly through one scene.

  27. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lots of fast jet experts here...

    ...not. Funny how many would be experts there are here on the abilities on the Typhoon, F35 and even the Hornet. Stick to the games guys...

    If you think the Raptor is the be all and the Typhoon is last generation then you are sadly mistaken. Both excellent platforms in the right hands and both equally capable of matching anything else out there.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Lots of fast jet experts here...

      Totally agree. What most of the El Reg commentards seem to miss is that the difference between 2 jets in the modern era is avionics, not airframes. Turn and burn all you like, even be as stealthy or not as you like, what really matters is the avionics fit. The US put very good avionics in all their aircraft, but don't export their top draw avionics. The UK also puts very good avionics in their aircraft, but doesn't invest enough, so often half the fleet isn't equipped with the best gear.

      Watching 2 Tornado F3s consistently take out a pair of F/A 18s in dogfights just because the avionics in the Tornados were so much better that they had better situational awareness than the F/A 18s was very interesting. In 1v1 the Tornados didn't have a hope and consistently lost because the airframe was so bad. But in 2v2 and higher the F/A 18s didn't have a hope. We really won't know how good Typhoon, F35 and F22 are until we start to see results of NATO exercises leak out involving all these types.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Lots of fast jet experts here...

        Fuck Jets...

        Want to see extreme aerobatics, jut go up to Venlo for when 3D Masters is on, or look up youtube. Going to try and make it this year.

        See you there.

  28. Marty



    Every time they take a old classic movie and make a sequel or a complete remake, we get all inspired to watch the original again and then discover the original was actually a pile of crap with cheesy lines and wooden acting !!

    1. Darryl

      Re: DAG NABIT

      C'mon.. It had Tom Cruise in it. There's no way you could have ever thought it had anything BUT cheesy lines and wooden acting.

  29. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Can't some things be left, well enough, alone? Even if the original was schlocky, it was still fun to watch. Maybe they should just focus on the movie and let it stand on its merits, instead of the title.

  30. Cameron Colley

    They should have based it in the past.

    Then Tom Cruise could play a confectionary packaging operative for Cadbury's who went on to become a rear gunner*.

    *only used as a bad pun, by one who has a great deal of respect forthe job done by rear gunners and other flight crew.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: They should have based it in the past.

      Fudge Packer?

  31. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They gonna do this in 3D?

  32. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tarantino said it best

    the gay way

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Tarantino said it best

      bandits, 6 o'clock, low?

  33. Someone Else Silver badge

    Drawing on lessons learned about his enemy during the Pong contest, Maverick manages to destroy the robot warplane. (It crashes on the Aviation Week building.)

    I'll be needing a new keyboard for that parenthetical insertion, lads!

  34. Tom 13


    And I hated the first movie.

  35. Lance 3


    Of course Tom Cruise is on-board for Top Gun 2, with DADT repealed he can be open in the movie.

  36. cum grano salis
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    plot improvement

    Why not have the ghost of Goose lose that lovin' feelin', cyber-haunt the X-47B, exact some revenge upon everyone, killing them off one-by-one, and maybe make some prank phone calls to the victims' families?

  37. Marty McFly

    Make it without Cruise and use real jets

    Top Gun is one of my favorite movies. It was from the era when Tom Cruise was cool and before he turned into a complete arse-clown. Hopefully the producers will see the light that TC is spoiled goods from yesterday and will dump him for a better actor.

    Oh, and give us real action footage like the original movie. Not Hollywood CGI pretend stuff.

  38. AdamWill

    reg office

    "it seems to us here on the Reg jetsploitation desk"

    I would love to have an illustrated guide to the Reg office, with all the improbable desks that have ever been alleged to exist captioned...

  39. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    you forgot......

    The crisis of confidence scene which was induced by some early mishap in the the film....... it was in Top Gun and Top Gun 1.5 (Days of Thunder).

    1. Field Marshal Von Krakenfart

      Re: you forgot......

      What about the rest of them......

      Tom Cruise is a cocktail waiter, he losses his confidence and cannot make cocktails anymore. meets beautiful girl and regains his confidence.

      Tom Cruise is a race car driver, he loses his confidence and cannot race cars anymore, meets beautiful girl and regains his confidence.

      Tom Cruise is a fighter pilot, he losses his confidence and cannot fly fighter planes anymore, meets beautiful girl, and regains his confidence.

      Tom Cruise is a sports agent, he losses his confidence and cannot promote his clients anymore, meets beautiful girl and regains his confidence.

      Tom Cruise is a soldier, he losses his confidence and cannot be a soldier anymore, meets beautiful girl and regains his confidence.

      Tom Cruise is a farther, he losses his confidence and cannot be a good farther anymore, meets hideous aliens and regains his confidence.

      Tom Cruise is a policeman, he losses his confidence and cannot be a policeman anymore, meets beautiful girl who spends her life lying in a huge bath of water with her sisters and regains his confidence.

      Tom Cruise is a lawyer and has a beautiful wife, he losses his confidence and his wife and cannot be a lawyer anymore, reconciles with his wife and regains his confidence. Take's out company of mafia lawyers.

      Tom Cruise is an actor, it is doubtful he can act but he has a nice smile and has a really hot Australian wife, he losses his ability to act and his wife and cannot be an actor anymore, meets beautiful girl, regains his confidence and converts wife to religious cult.

      Paul Newman is a pool player, he losses his ability to play pool because he is a well known pool hustler, he meets Tom Cruise and regains his ability to hustle pool games, Tom Cruise meets beautiful girl and regains his morality about pool playing.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: you forgot......

        Sounds like you watch Rich Hall ;)

        1. Field Marshal Von Krakenfart

          Sounds like you watch Rich Hall

          I've only ever seen him on game shows, I presume from your post that he does something about TC in his act

  40. LAGMonkey

    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.

  41. Chris King Silver badge

    Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full...

    ...of lame sequels, prequels and reboots.

    Launch the Alert Five aircraft and start looking for some originality !

  42. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Top spunk

    Is this movie going to be another merkin military wankfest, where our perfect-toothed hero saves the world for free-dam and dee-mac-racy, by being a maverick loose cannon, disobeying orders from the suits and generally kicking the ass of a numerically and technologically superior enemy?

    I suppose the reality of flying unmolested over third world countries with no air defences and pushing a button which kills some random civilians several miles away over the horizon, might not extract the same level of whoops and hollers from the cinema going public.

  43. Cameron Colley

    On reflection.

    The bad guy ought to be an evil, dangerous, violent terrorist who used his computer in the UK to try to look for UFO information on NASAs computers, then decided to advertise a gambling site to US citizens. Oh, no, that might be too evil...

  44. OrsonX

    Will it have the Worms music?


  45. skeptical i

    Test flights must be going pretty badly if Lockheed is trundling out this PR move.

    There's grumbling in the Pentagram about the escalating costs of this boondoggle (including "acquisition malfeasance" -- -- starting production before adequate test flights) and some have even whispered "kill it", so I'm guessing Lockheed is trotting out a star vehicle to get people who "oooh, ahhh" over the CGI jetscapades to call their congresscritters to save Tom Cruise's plane. Clever bastards, I'll give 'em that.

  46. BIGAJM

    Fockers at 10 o'clock

    Is it true they're getting Stan Boardman to write the dog-fighting sequences?

  47. Rombizio

    Rowan Atkinson

    He should be the one in the main role. As Black Adder. The gay beach volleyball scene of the first movie was enough. Let's get someone that fits the role properly.

    Alien - because Tom will never fire at beings from outer space (Scientology forbids that on rule 22, I think).

  48. ja

    Premise failure

    So you have the whole plot revolving around two naval aviators going nuts because somebody cancelled the Air Force's bomber project ?

    Why ? The US Navy is a serious rival to the USAF and this permeates the culture (e.g. at 1990's Ottawa Intl Air Show - Me: Who has the larger air force? Navy or Air Force? Naval Pilot: They do, but they fly mostly transport planes.)

    RCAF Brat

  49. 777PIC

    We had the ultimate drone technology that flew right into the hands of Iranian Mullahs!

    The "real" Maverick would have found his way back to the base or destroyed his ride before it was captured!

    I hope the human pilot is not completely taken out of the cockpit!

    Besides, "drone" pilots may have to content with Charlie Blackwood at her older form.

    Whereas "real" pilots even at Maverick's current age always mange to get the chicks! :-)

    Captain Ross "Rusty" Aimer

    (UAL Ret.)


    Aero Consulting Experts

    (We Keep Your Production Airborne & REAL!)

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