Weekend activities

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If you grew up in the eighties and you were dreaming about flying as a kid, you should be very familiar with the movie referenced in today’s strip. We all know Chuck is a huge fan and even I cannot tell you with certainty how many times I have seen it. We are very well into the double digits on this one …

It should come as no surprise to you that there are many related references throughout the years since Chicken Wings first started. So why shouldn’t Chuck spend his “weekend away” just like Maverick does?
I heard that the navy had the highest level of new recruits when the movie first came out. Boy, must these guys have been disappointed to learn in flight school that everything Maverick does is the exact opposite of what they are looking for in a pilot, HAHA.

I am still very sad that the F-14 Tomcat is gone and that there aren’t any left over to fly demonstrations at air shows. Along with the Corsair and the SR-71 I have always thought that this was one of the coolest planes built. And the size of the thing!!?! Really impressive.

Let’s hear your favorite lines from TOP GUN!

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10 comments on “Weekend activities
  1. Fbs says:

    Merde…c’est viper !
    (Sorry, I ever watched this movie in French – must be something like « shit, it’s viper »)

  2. Harro says:

    “Request permission for overflight” – “Sorry the pattern is full” – “I think I have to buzz the tower!”
    My wife comes up with it everytime we do a scenic flight over Hamburg and I request a low approach over the Hamburg airport with the tower controller. Even though they allow it most of the time I think my wife would propose a “tower-buzz” if they decline. I wonder how it would look from the tower. A Cessna 90kts “buzzing” the tower. How fast was the Tomcat 300 or 400 kts (?)
    There is actually an interview youtube with an with the pilot who flew the “tower-buzz”. He said it was never done before or after and he had done it for all the pilots who couldn’t. Pretty cool.

  3. JP Kalishek says:

    I have not watched the movie.
    So, maybe a Berlin tune?

    On the update side of things, I normally use Opera in Linux Mint to view the site (It is working under a newly installed Brave browser and in Slimjet, all 3 Chrome based I believe), but in Opera I get a large text block ending in this bit:

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  4. YawningMan says:

    “We’ve got bogeys!”

    When “bogeys” are shown, they are T-28s, American supersonic trainers, and not at all Russian fighters.

    I was a Marine Corps airwinger in the late ’90’s, early ’00’s. I got to see a couple of airshows featuring Tomcats.

    Personally, I had my fill. It was cool, at first, but Tomcat pilots had a propensity for flying directly over the barracks EVERY TIME they came to a base.

    I’m sure there was someone who enjoyed it, but it got old for me.

    Seeing the AE-6B take off one day was a real treat, though.

  5. Robert Graham says:

    the bogies were actually F-5E’s from the Saint’s, they used it because it flew a lot like the MIG-21 at the time while they used the A-4’s for the shots in Mirrimar because well they couldn’t have the ‘Good Guys’ flying the ‘fictional’ mig 28 heh.

    As for Quotes…
    “Your Ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash”
    “We don’t got the gas for this Mav”
    “Talk to me goose”

  6. Ryan Leeward says:

    You can still see F-14s fly! You just have to go over to Iran…

  7. Joshua says:

    “If you screw up, just this much, you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!”

    Maybe next time I have a student pass a commercial checkride I should give them a box of rubber dog doo and an approach plate into Hong Kong International Airport…

    • Kopets says:

      Is it actually nasty to fly to Hong Kong? Does a pilot bother about what kind of cargo he is carrying?

  8. TG McCoy says:

    My old friend Art Scholl was killed making the Crash scene where Goose gets killed in the spin in Tomcat what happened was the camera rig slipped the mounts and Art got into an unrecoverable spin in his Pitts.
    The movie was dedicated to Art.

    That said:”Watch the Birdie.”

  9. Kopets says:

    I prefer the movie “Hot shots” 🙂

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