A Topgun Instructor's Chance Encounter With An SR-71 Blackbird

David "Bio" Baranek is the author of the hit memoir Topgun Days, in which he describes the making of Top Gun, and the fighter pilot culture that spawned it, from inside Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School itself. "Bio" also has other fascinating stories to tell from his time as a Topgun Instructor, one in particular… » 10/08/14 4:19pm 10/08/14 4:19pm

F-16s Are Even More Awesome from the Inside

Goose only wishes he had moves like these. This stunning dash cam footage from an F-16 attached to the 51st Wing captured some intense aerial action at the recent Red Flag-Alaska exercises—including mid-air refuelings, targeted bomb strikes, low-altitude flybys, and even a cameo appearance by a B-2 stealth bomber.… » 5/03/13 6:48pm 5/03/13 6:48pm

Top Gun 2008: Biggest RC Airplane Competition in the World

Click to viewThey may not be made of LEGO or Star Wars-related, but if you like amazingly detailed, huge aircraft models—like the SR-71 above—head to Lakeland, Florida, and Top Gun 2008: the 20th anniversary edition of the biggest RC model competition in the world. It starts tomorrow, five days of pure nerdgasm » 4/22/08 4:30pm 4/22/08 4:30pm