• Helicopter books
  • Books
  • Helicopter patches
  • Patches
  • Oil & Gas
  • Wind Energy
  • Urban air mobility
  • HH-60W
  • Marine One
  • Model kits
  • Model Kits

  • Movies

    Top Gun (1986)

    USA - Action / Drama / Romance
    Filmed in Naval Training Center, San Diego, California, USA

    Maverick is a hot pilot. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the Carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father's death in combat that killed others due to his father's error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in a different way to Charlie, a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted.

    Individual helicopters

    Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican

    1986 pictured (pic1) appear on the Top Gun movie with CGAS San Diego markings; 1990 pictured (pic2) during Exxon Valdez cleanup in Alaska

    US US Coast Guard

    Sikorsky HSS-2 Sea King 61-160 US Navy
    149894 USN; conv SH-3H; 1986 appear on the Top Gun movie; 17nov93 Stricken from US Navy list

    share     facebook     twitter     linkedin