Fans visit Brevard County Museum to see Top Gun planes

Exceeding expectations with an estimated $156 million at the box office, Top Gun: Maverick set a new record for a movie released over Memorial Day weekend. There’s a way to see the plane playing it and the 1986 original in Brevard County. The F-14 Tomcat starred in the first movie, and there’s a perfectly restored one at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville. Because of the original Tom Cruise movie, according to Ron Davis at the museum, interest in the fighter jet exploded and attracted fans who might not even be interested in planes. neat piece of machinery, and it’s ours? “, Davis said. Due to the intense interest in the original Top Gun, the museum actually deployed the air brakes on their original F-14 film saying “I’ll put the breaks in, it’ll fly right away With the early success of the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, the F-18 jet star of that film is now also attracting attention. There is one on display at the museum just steps from the F-14. Tampa, Cole Bashner, 13, was amazed to see the Warbirds up close. “You see things on the movie screen. You don’t know how big they are because it’s a screen, and you come here and you think, ‘Wow, this thing is huge. The amount of skill it would take to steal this,’ Bashner said. “There were no green screen effects. They were all pilots. They all had to experience real g-forces. I would recommend people to see the movie and come here to see the planes,” said d Bashner.

Exceeding expectations with an estimated $156 million at the box office, Top Gun: Maverick set a new record for a movie released over Memorial Day weekend.

There’s a way to see the plane playing it and the 1986 original in Brevard County.

The F-14 Tomcat starred in the first movie, and there’s a perfectly restored one at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville.

Because of the original Tom Cruise movie, according to Ron Davis at the museum, interest in the fighter jet exploded and attracted fans who might not even be interested in planes.

“People who wouldn’t normally focus on this thing, were like, ‘My God, what a beautiful machine, and this is ours?'” Davis said.

Due to the intense interest in the original Top Gun, the museum actually deployed the air brakes on their F-14.

It’s because of Tom Cruise’s famous line in the original movie saying “I’ll put the breaks in, he’ll just pass by.”

With the early success of the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, that film’s F-18 jet star is also gaining attention.

There’s one on display at the museum a few steps from the F-14.

Visiting from Tampa, 13-year-old Cole Bashner was amazed to see the warbirds up close.

“You see things on the movie screen. You don’t know how big they are because it’s a screen, and you come here and you think, ‘Wow, this thing is huge. The amount of skill it would take to steal that,” Bashner said.

“Because I remember the movie said there were no green screen effects. They were all pilots. They all had to experience real g-forces. I would recommend people to see the movie and come here to see the planes,” Bashner said.

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