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* Maverick and Goose's encounter with the [=MiG=] harassing Cougar in the opener crosses this with SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}}. Flying his Tomcat ''inverted'' within a few feet of the [=MiG=] is about as effective demonstration of just ''how good'' a pilot Maverick is as the film-makers could have used

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* Maverick and Goose's encounter with the [=MiG=] harassing Cougar in the opener crosses this with SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}}. Flying his Tomcat ''inverted'' within a few feet of the [=MiG=] is about as effective demonstration of just ''how good'' a pilot Maverick is as the film-makers could have usedused. Then Maverick [[FlippingTheBird deploys the middle finger]].


* The FighterLaunchingSequence in the opening deserves a mention. The entire intro is basically a love letter to the F-14A Tomcat, with amazing shots of the carrier crew prepping the fighters for launch, and then as the engines light up [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Danger Zone]] kicks in.

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* The FighterLaunchingSequence in the opening deserves a mention. The entire intro is basically a love letter to the F-14A Tomcat, with amazing shots of the carrier crew prepping the fighters for launch, and then as the engines light up [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Danger Zone]] kicks in.



* Maverick and Goose's encounter with the [=MiG=] harassing Cougar in the opener crosses this with CrowningMomentOfFunny. Flying his Tomcat ''inverted'' within a few feet of the [=MiG=] is about as effective demonstration of just ''how good'' a pilot Maverick is as the film-makers could have used

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* Maverick and Goose's encounter with the [=MiG=] harassing Cougar in the opener crosses this with CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}}. Flying his Tomcat ''inverted'' within a few feet of the [=MiG=] is about as effective demonstration of just ''how good'' a pilot Maverick is as the film-makers could have used

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* Maverick and Goose's encounter with the [=MiG=] harassing Cougar in the opener crosses this with CrowningMomentOfFunny. Flying his Tomcat ''inverted'' within a few feet of the [=MiG=] is about as effective demonstration of just ''how good'' a pilot Maverick is as the film-makers could have used


* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get it. Scott broke out his personal checkbook. He got the shot.

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* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott Creator/TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get it. Scott broke out his personal checkbook. He got the shot.


* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBraking dodging a MiG by braking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.

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* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs.[=MiGs=]. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBraking dodging a MiG by braking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.


* The aerial cinematography as a whole, which is still stunning to this day. This is a movie that could easily be done with CG substitutes in this day and age, but there's something awestriking knowing you're watching real fighter jets the whole way through.



** A corollary to that is the awesomeness that was the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. A carrier-based supersonic interceptor with the most advanced avionics and weapons of the time, including the AIM-54 Phoenix missile system. The workhorse of United States Naval Aviation, it served until retirement in 2004, providing fleet interceptor protection as well as being modified for ground-attack roles in its latter years.

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** A corollary to that is the awesomeness that was the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. A carrier-based supersonic interceptor with the most advanced avionics and weapons of the time, including the AIM-54 Phoenix missile system. The workhorse of United States Naval Aviation, it served until retirement in 2004, providing fleet interceptor protection as well as being modified for ground-attack roles in its latter years.


* The FighterLaunchingSequence in the opening deserves a mention. The entire intro is basically a love letter to the F-14A Tomcat, with amazing shots of the carrier crew prepping the fighters for launch, and then as the engines light up [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Danger Zone]] kicks in.

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* The FighterLaunchingSequence in the opening deserves a mention. The entire intro is basically a love letter to the F-14A Tomcat, with amazing shots of the carrier crew prepping the fighters for launch, and then as the engines light up [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Danger Zone]] kicks in.in.
** A corollary to that is the awesomeness that was the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. A carrier-based supersonic interceptor with the most advanced avionics and weapons of the time, including the AIM-54 Phoenix missile system. The workhorse of United States Naval Aviation, it served until retirement in 2004, providing fleet interceptor protection as well as being modified for ground-attack roles in its latter years.


* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get the it. Scott wrote a personal check to the commander to get the shot.

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* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get the it. Scott wrote a broke out his personal check to the commander to get checkbook. He got the shot.


* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get the it. Scott wrote a personal check to the commander to get the shot.

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* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get the it. Scott wrote a personal check to the commander to get the shot.shot.
* The FighterLaunchingSequence in the opening deserves a mention. The entire intro is basically a love letter to the F-14A Tomcat, with amazing shots of the carrier crew prepping the fighters for launch, and then as the engines light up [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Danger Zone]] kicks in.


* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get the shot. Scott wrote a personal check to the commander to get the shot.

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* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get the shot.it. Scott wrote a personal check to the commander to get the shot.


* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBraking dodging a MiG by braking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.

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* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBraking dodging a MiG by braking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.missile.
* Meta example: During shooting TonyScott needed a specific shot and was told by commander of the aircraft carrier that it would cost $25,000 to turn the carrier and get the shot. Scott wrote a personal check to the commander to get the shot.


* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBreaking dodging an enemy by breaking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.

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* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBreaking [[DodgeByBraking dodging an enemy a MiG by breaking]] braking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.


* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBreaking dodging a MiG by breaking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.

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* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBreaking dodging a MiG an enemy by breaking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.

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* The climactic dogfight with the MiGs. Especially during the part where Maverick overcomes his HeroicBSOD at the beginning of the dogfight [[spoiler: when he nearly goes into a flat spin that caused Goose's death halfway in the movie]] and Maverick [[DodgeByBreaking dodging a MiG by breaking]] then blowing him away with one last missile.

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