Articles TOPGUN – Navy Fighter Weapons School – 1991 July 23, 2019 Mitchell Singleton 46 Comments Reply Aloan Moreira July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Yes, but do they feel the need? 😀 Reply LaggerYT July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am That's fucking Bill O'Reilly isn't it… Reply lw216316 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am He was glad to be back down from the flight – I'll bet !!!If he got sick after the first high G then he spent the next hour in misery. Reply Nasser Lavi July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Well I was helping mty Dad sell cats f 14 to Iran Reply Pedro Vaz July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am "Top Gun" was created because MIGs piloted by brave Nationalist freedom fighters whooped the Americans ass over the skies of Vietnam. Reply Angel Marte July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Remember that every time you see a Naval Aircraft Flying, The Real TOPGUN PERSONEL, are The WORKING BEES" as We were The ones that kept this Fighters flying. "MAINTENANCE….UP THERE WITH THE BEST BABY"…..✊🤙👍 Reply Angel Marte July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Lt Christopherson was attached to VF 21 FREELANCERS before He went to TOPGUN! He was a humble Pilot, I used to be in The Line Shack and used to get his aircraft ready to go, as I was a Plane Captain in my First Naval Aviation Squadron, I've eventually went to The Power Plants Shop and end up making a carrear in The Best Navy there is in The Entire World…The United States Navy….Go Naval Aviation baby….AD1 (AW/SW) ANGEL MARTE…..USN RETIRED…."The Sound of Freedom"…..OUTSTANDING….. Reply cff121 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am WE’LL DO IT LIVE!!! FUCK IT! I’LL WRITE IT AND WE’L DO IT LIVE! Reply le bailli des savoies July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am In the forties , average age of a pilot was 21 y/o Reply Fuzzy Butkus July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am I thank the pilots but the people on the ground are the one I’m most grateful. No fanfare but a job just as important without the recognition.Young men and woman sacrificing a large part of their and their families life to keep us free. Reply Tony Berkel July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am I remember "Hose". I was his Yeoman back in the day. He always complained about the Navy not paying enough to make a living, meanwhile he drove a late model gold-colored corvette. I think he was envious of me because I drove a Mustang 5.0L GT red convertible and the only one with a car phone in it. lol. Good times at TOPGUN though. I got to fly in an A4 Skyhawk they used as MIGs. Reply Ben Singleton July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am I would take any European pilot over an American pilot any day. Reply sherwin salvatori July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am F 14 rules Reply Andre Wells July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DygoKt3BjmA Reply Andre Wells July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am By was browsing the book store at a store in the Phoenix Airport for books to read on a long flight. I picked up AnUncaged Eagle by Col Richard "Dick" Toliver USAF, one of the first black F-15 Eagle pilots, this guy has a impressive record and a pilot he speaks on the many white people who helped him as well as the racism that we still refuse to see today . I noticed the book was signed in the cover so i check the other books they were all signed by the author. I wanted to be a fighter pilot myself i am grateful to have this book that is basically autobiographical in nature. Reply Mark Herron July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am No black pilots….bull shit..at that time. Reply Lord Kek July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Says "they are both f18 pilots" shows an f16😩 Reply awclean awclean July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am fuck off emerika . PUTIN___!!! Reply David Garrison July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am my Folks still live On the Edge Of ROSE CANYON in UNIVERSITY CITY. since 1969 When my Folks bought their home. I GREW UP WITH F-4 200 WEASLES 24/7 until 1973 when we pulled out of VIETNAM.The Mid/late 70's….watching the F-14 Tomcat BECOME THE BEAST it is(was).now FIGHTER TOWN U.S.A. in A Marine Base for HELOS AND F-18's.I miss Getting the SALUTES FROM TOMCAT PILOTS when the SANTA ANA WINDS PICK UP every year. as with ALL AIRPORTS….THEY COME IN FROM THE WEST,instead of the East. THE HOT DESERT WINDS WOULD HOLD THAT AMAZING BIRD UP AND SEEMED as tho they were clipping at about 30 mph!!!! i was young and would OF COURSE WAVE….THATS WHEN I NOTICED them GIVING US in our BACKYARDS MIND YOU….A SALUTE. this was pre TOP GUN movie. in The MOVIE….TOM CRUISE is on his BIKE….ON THE TARMAC….WATCHING TOUCH N GO PRACTICE….THE CAMERA SHIFTS TO THE SUNSET….THERES A MOUNTAIN…THATS MT. SOLEDAD In La Jolla,California….UNIVERSITY CITY (aka:UC) is on Same Canyon….I-5 ….ROSE CANYON.GREAT MEMORIES….I MOVED to the peace and quiet of The DEEP SOUTH in 1987….but STILL GET THAT TINGLE….SAD WE LOST FIGHTER TOWN,U.S.A. PS: my Folks are in their 80's now….THEY HATE THE CHOPPAS…says they "BUG" them more that ANY AIRCRAFT at MIRAMAR since 1969. Reply vinyltapelover July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am +KutWrite, +Andre Wells I suspect that Mr. Wells knew what he was doing, but not with any disrespect to the efforts of your posting or the NWFS, only to avail himself of the opportunity to pass along and share some historical information to aviation enthusiasts and history buffs. Have a great day. Reply Andre Wells July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Did you know that the first top gunner competition took place in May 1949 most of the pilots were flying F-80 Shooting Stars and F-84 Thunderjets. At this first competition there were four Tuskegee Airmen flying their P-47N Thunderbolts? The four man Tuskegee team consisted of captain Alva Temple, First Lieutenants Harry Stewart, James H. Harvey, Halbert Alexander of the 332nd Fighter Group, Godman Field Kentucky. They even had their own maintenance staff lead by staff Sargent Buford Johnson. About a year ago i was traveling to Arizona and picked up a book at the bookstore at Midway airport that was written and signed by Colonel Richard Dick Toliver, the books titled was ( UNCAGED EAGLE ). Mr Toliver who also attended Tuskegee was a decorated combat pilot and one of the first black F-15 pilots made mention of this little known fact in his book. Its a great read by a unknown hero. In the book he says that the black pilots were using outdated aircraft in the competition and still won the competition. In my opinion this was embarrassing to the top brass to the point where they did not know what to do, as they brass did not want the black guys from Tuskegee to be the winners. The winners had to wait i think over 15 yrs to get their awards or winners trophy. In 1954 the school was renamed " USAF Fighter Weapons School. In my opinion this is a great testimony to a American school that has a long history of impressive achievements that this nation will not acknowledge. I am ashamed to this day Jim Crow still exist, whats the harm in telling the world that pilots from Tuskegee University won the first top gun competition? ref page 229 uncaged eagle. Reply KickboxerKyo1 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am 6 dislikes were MiG pilots that were given the bird. Greetings! Reply Dustin H July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am F-14 LOVE <33333 Reply sonic jet July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am RED FLAG VS TOP GUN ITS ALWAYS THE SAME STORY AIR FORCE VS NAVY 🙂 THEY ARE BOTH WELL TRAINED Reply Dan Mulcrone July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Liked it, but will contest the last line. A fighter pilot does not have to RETIRE at age 42. Maybe not fly the specific aircraft, but does not have to leave the service. Reply Rhys Hogan July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Best answer ever"whats that sound to you?" "The Sound of Freedom." Reply David Bundy July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am . . . '' Simply the Best … UP … with the Best '' AND … '' Kick the Tire And Light the Fire '' !!! … Reply TopGun8993 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Of all the billions of videos on the internet, I can't say that I'm physically in this one, BUT I was there!!!!! I was stationed at the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego from 1989-1993 as a Plane Captain and Aviation Structural Mechanic. I knew all the pilots that were interviewed. They were Top Gun instructor pilots, I was a low ranking Plane Captain who launched, recovered, and maintained their aircraft. Some Top Gun pilots were arrogant dicks, some were silently professional, and some were down right good people who would buy you beers and connect with you. I met my wife here….. just over 20 years ago….we are still together with 4 kids (aged 18, 16, 13, and 11). We had a TRUE TOP GUN ROMANCE!!!!! Tom Cruise can suck it!!!!!!!! Reply cbangbang17 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am can you only be part of top gun, if you're in the navy ? or Air Force too ? Reply goldflex717 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am 45 years of Superb Flight Training! CONGRATULATIONS TOPGUN! Reply Jack Holland July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Was that announcer Bill O'Reilly? Reply adznz11 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am With all due respect the first battlefeild is in the sky. And the consequences are mostly the same in the air as they are on the ground. The fact that U.S forces will not even deploy troops unless the air space is under U.S control may make you rethink that statement. The air force has no support. The ground forces will not even deploy until the air force has even won their war. Make no mistake in modern combat air superiority is the war. Reply beachballa93 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Must be hard to type through all the tears. Reply Lord of Cinder July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am I love how politically incorrect this video is as of now lol. And F-18s are better than F-14s. Not only that but the guy said the F-14s were the most advanced in the world but he was dead wrong because of the fact that there were F-18s Reply Adrian Monterial July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am hhahaha yes mig and su its best american its dreams or hollywood haha Reply A cat with black glasses July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Much better! Reply A cat with black glasses July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Top -Gun…. this is where ameri-cunts can defeat russian in fantasy, dreams or hollywood. Reply Chip Kelly's Rushing Attack July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Shout out to all of you for risking your lives to protect us civilians. It may not be in the battlefield but we still appreciate it. Reply Wil E Kampilan July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Got to turn a few screws, change drip pans, stand hangar watch, and washed a few Tomcats while in VF-101. Glad I got to spend some time with the bird even though I never got backseat-qual'd as a Photo guy. Among many photo assignments, I covered a memorable AirLant hangar ceremony on the F-14D in '98, East Coast Tomcat bigshots. Great times. Take care & best to you as well. Reply Wil E Kampilan July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am What was the exact airdate of this Inside Edition segment? I was probably in NTC Orlando, FL at the time. Was an Airman E3 on CVN-69. Before I ended my 8 yr stint in the Navy I was in VF-101 TARPS for 3 yrs. Did 2 wks at NAS Fallon with the squadron but as a body for an E4 TAD billet at the base gym, lol. Should have spent more time taking photos while in the squadron! It was great to have been part of the Naval Aviation "brown shoe" community. Reply Bamabroker July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Do you by chance know what really happened to Lt. Cmdr. Scott Speicher when he was shot down on Jan. 17, 1991 in Desert Storm? Was it really a MIG-25 that shot him down? I remember his story but wanted to ask someone who might know for sure. At the time, the news reported it was a SAM. If it is true about the MIG, it is the first and only air-to-air loss we've had since Vietnam. Reply Jason Visger July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am cooooooooool i am sooooooo joining Top Gun when im older my dad whas their he piloted the F-14 Tomcat as well unf Reply willybum2 July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am 2:33 what the fuck is up with that guys eyes?! Reply Pwnzistor July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am I know what you were trying to say.. But now try to understand what I am trying to say. Reply Ace B July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am I meant you dimwit. Reply Pwnzistor July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Yeah, Mr O'Reilly has been known to lose his cool on occasion. That's a pretty fair assertion. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Previous Post FREETOO Tactical Gloves Army Military Next Post Akai Force Latest Firmware Update 3.0.3 – What's New?