When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base. Their only problems: Borrowing two fighters, getting them from California to the Mediteranean without anyone noticing, and Doug's inability to hit anything unless he has music playing. Then come the minor problems of the state's air defenses. Written by
John Vogel <email@example.com>
Break the sound barrier. Break the speed barrier.
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Did You Know?
During "The Snake Scene" in which Doug Masters races his Cessna 150 against a motorcycle-riding Knotcher, the pilot of the Cessna 150 Aerobat was actually renowned aerobatic pilot Art Scholl
, who was killed later that year when his Pitts S-2 camera plane crashed while filming in-cockpit footage for the flat spin sequence in the movie Top Gun
(1986). See more
During the graduation scene where Doug is remembering flying with his dad, after they land, Doug's father, Colonel Masters is approached by a the guy he was flying with, a Major. During this scene, when Col. Masters is questioned by the Major about the maneuvers he saw and the music he heard, Col. Masters responds in a subservient manner and is the first to salute. A Colonel outranks a Major. The Major should always be the first to salute and should be the one to act subservient to the Colonel. See more
[while briefing Doug on what to say when he needs to the Tanker in mid air, Chappy wants him to use a deeper voice like his
Dis is da Bluebird, I be ready to refuel.
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more
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Road of the Gypsy
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