also an example of how "Top Gun" has become immortalized as the fighter pilot movie. Most of the 30 pilots in the 419th were already in the system by the time "Top Gun" was released 10 years ago. George is the squadron's notable exception. George said his interest in flying dates to an air show his father took him to when he was 4 or 5 years old. "I knew right then that I wanted something to do with flying. "Years passed, and during the summer of 1986 he found himself in line to see "Top Gun" with a girlfriend. "I had waited and waited and waited to see the movie. We got really good seats, and my girlfriend said I just about broke her hand," George said. "At that point, I knew that not only is this what I want to be doing, this is what I'm going to do. "He enlisted in the Air Force that fall and later took a job as a police officer in West Valley City while working his way toward a job in the cockpit.
to somebody (the enemy) is trying to shoot," George said. Maj. Mike Brill, the 419th's training officer and the world's most experienced F 16 pilot, added that people notice the pilots are always looking around while they fly. "Do you actually do that?" he is asked. "Your neck is always on a swivel in an airplane. You're hardly ever looking straight out in front. If you are, you're probably getting ready to get .
couple of (pilots) drive motorcycles, but I don't think any girls would get too excited watching us play beach volleyball," he said, bursting into a laugh. "They might get blinded by the white skin. "Pilots' criticism of the movie are few and usually the same: "You don't engage in aerial combat 3 feet away from your partner. You get as far away from him as you can. The last place you want to be is right next Adidas Gazelle Floral Print Trainers
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He's now a full time Air Reserve technician with the wing, orchestrating the training schedule when he's not flying himself. Even though "Top Gun" didn't ignite his interest in fighters, it cemented and then sustained it. "It's a great Adidas Gazelle Junior Jd movie. It was very well done. ""I watched it in college. That was the film you'd always rent when you felt like you were going to flunk out of college and you were never going to make it as an officer and you were never going to make it to pilot training," he said. "Even in pilot training, it was a motivational film that we'd get together and watch when we were discouraged after the instructor pilots had basically told us we were worthless and couldn't even fly paper airplanes. "Like it or not, civilians curious about his job invariably ask about the movie and whether the Tom Cruise image fits. "I'll run into an old high school buddy and they'll say, What are you doing?' and I'll say, I fly F 16s for the Air Force. ' And within a couple of minutes they've gotta ask: Well, is it just like it is on Top Gun'?""Well, Top Gun' is the most realistic movie that's out there, but it is Hollywood and it is far fetched," George said. "Everybody thinks we have that lifestyle, which we don't.
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