Original Top Gun Dale "Snort" Snodgrass flew for the movie, and has flown >4800 hours in the F14 Tomcat. This photo: "Lets Buzz the Tower", was snapped during a 1988 Airshow as he whipped his jet past the USS America.

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F-14 Tomcat using afterburners for take off. The original Pratt & Whitney TF30 engines were replaced with GE F100's not requiring afterburners to be used on take off.

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