Young Navy Officers, Jay and Meagan, have dreamt of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat since their childhoods. The film follows their two-and-a-half year journey as it takes ...
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Young Navy Officers, Jay and Meagan, have dreamt of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat since their childhoods. The film follows their two-and-a-half year journey as it takes them through dogfights in the Nevada desert, night landings on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic, and eventually to the biggest challenge young officers face: wartime deployments to Iraq. Written by
Filmmakers might not know that navy fliers are not called "Navy pilots", but rather "naval aviators", as seen in some of the between-scene titling. This is a distinction of great dignity to naval aviators who see themselves better fliers than other branch "pilots". See more »
A beautiful insight into what it takes to become a fighter pilot...
I disagree entirely with a previous comment about this being a "Mockumentary" of Top Gun. Sure I can understand how the two can be linked - both were about training to fly F-14's in the US Navy, and both were about fighter pilots, but the similarities stop there.
This DOCUMENTARY is about two REAL people, and their struggle and achievements in fulfilling their dreams to become naval aviators, fighter pilots, they have had their whole lives.
Top Gun was an amazing film, but a fictional film. It had some of the best footage ever seen on film of dogfights and flying jets, and so does this film - and what makes it more special is the footage is real. Real in as far as real people flying real jets in real life situations... Doing it for real.
This film is about realising dreams, the struggle to get to the top, and the highs and painful lows that come with the realisation of those dreams. It's about more than just the flying and the dogfighting, it's about more than just the two "stars" of the film, it's about the Navy as a whole, it's about the families of those involved, and it's about the passion.
I have no ties or links with the film or the film-makers, or even the US Navy. I just sat and watched it and was blown away. If you liked Top Gun, and if you like jets (especially F-14 Tomcats), then this film is for you....
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