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(MSN)   Like quoting "Top Gun"? Well, if you do it while enrolled at the Navy TOPGUN school, you'll face a $5 fine per offense   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-09-17 9:06:16 PM  
21 votes:

PaulRB: So, good thing I didn't see this piece of jingoistic claptrap


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2020-09-17 9:16:54 PM  
15 votes:
It's a cheesy film, but that cheesy film inspired a LOT of people to join the military and fly..
As much money as it made, it was probably worth 10 times that amount in recruiting for the
military...
 
2020-09-17 7:39:32 PM  
10 votes:
I can't believe people don't know this by now, It's literally been a rule there for 30+ years. And it's mentioned anytime someone writes about the school.
 
2020-09-17 9:31:01 PM  
8 votes:

GregoryD: I can't believe people don't know this by now, It's literally been a rule there for 30+ years. And it's mentioned anytime someone writes about the school.


Why would anyone that's not a fighter pilot know this?
 
2020-09-17 9:15:51 PM  
7 votes:

TorpedoOrca: Are the pilots allowed to play sand volleyball shirtless though?


They moved out of Miramar to some podunk Congress critter district.
 
2020-09-17 9:09:48 PM  
6 votes:
What do you get for buzzing the tower?

(I'm almost certain its 'kicked out' - Chris Hatfield went there and if top pilots are anything like he is they are very smart but also not into screwing around what so ever...)
 
2020-09-17 10:36:17 PM  
4 votes:

mikefinch: What do you get for buzzing the tower?

(I'm almost certain its 'kicked out' - Chris Hatfield went there and if top pilots are anything like he is they are very smart but also not into screwing around what so ever...)


That's one of the biggest things about Top Gun. It's a fun movie, but IRL anyone who repeatedly ignores orders would never be allowed anywhere near a fast jet. And the exercise where he "won" by going below the hard deck? Yeah, that doesn't count. That's cheating. It's like playing chess and moving a piece to an imaginary square off the edge of the board and then claiming you won the game by playing from there. The hard deck is the ground for the purpose of the exercise. If you go below it then that means you crashed and you're dead.

/Also the world shortest lecture. Welcome our civilian instructor. Hi, the Mig can't do a negative dive. Yes it can I've seen it. O really? Yes. End of lecture.
WTF? That entire lecture could have been put on a post it note.
And why did they do a lecture in the middle of a hangar?
 
2020-09-17 9:26:26 PM  
3 votes:
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"...because the pilots that attend the school are at the top of their game, so no one is allowed to make a joke out of the school by referencing the movie.." Said a retired Navy commander named Snodgrass.
 
2020-09-17 9:23:47 PM  
2 votes:
Bullshiat. It's the Navy. Nobody gets fined for saying "take me to bed or lose me forever".

/3000 sailors go out
//1500 couples come back
///Interservice rivalries are fun
 
2020-09-18 12:21:07 AM  
1 vote:

Carter Pewterschmidt: mikefinch: What do you get for buzzing the tower?

(I'm almost certain its 'kicked out' - Chris Hatfield went there and if top pilots are anything like he is they are very smart but also not into screwing around what so ever...)

That's one of the biggest things about Top Gun. It's a fun movie, but IRL anyone who repeatedly ignores orders would never be allowed anywhere near a fast jet. And the exercise where he "won" by going below the hard deck? Yeah, that doesn't count. That's cheating. It's like playing chess and moving a piece to an imaginary square off the edge of the board and then claiming you won the game by playing from there. The hard deck is the ground for the purpose of the exercise. If you go below it then that means you crashed and you're dead.

/Also the world shortest lecture. Welcome our civilian instructor. Hi, the Mig can't do a negative dive. Yes it can I've seen it. O really? Yes. End of lecture.
WTF? That entire lecture could have been put on a post it note.
And why did they do a lecture in the middle of a hangar?


Meh, literary license.

it happens where I work but we call it bullshiat.

/It was a movie, they do movie things, right?
 
2020-09-17 11:25:49 PM  
1 vote:
So, according to Google the average salary of a Navy pilot is $84k/year. 

Shoot, you could basically quote the whole movie end-to-end and still come out pretty well.
 
2020-09-17 10:31:44 PM  
1 vote:
How much would a one man reenactment of the entire movie cost me.
 
2020-09-17 9:53:03 PM  
1 vote:

GregoryD: I can't believe people don't know this by now, It's literally been a rule there for 30+ years. And it's mentioned anytime someone writes about the school.


Different people have different interests, mines do not lead to hear or read about the Topgun school that often, heck I do not think I encountered the subject five times since seeing the movie, and at least one of those must have been while the movie was in theaters. I did see it twice back then, in a movie theater and in a drive-in.

One of my interests is planes, but it does not extend to the people who fly them except for maybe a few famous pilots, most of whom predate Topgun or never attended as far as I know.
 
2020-09-17 9:48:48 PM  
1 vote:

Russ1642: They probably spend the money collected on pizza and beer.


My job had a swear jar and used it for "picnics."  Or kegs for the picnic, call it what you will.  25 cents per curse.

When they announced it and told us what they'd spend the money on at least 90% of the room started cursing, mostly FARK YEAH!

It didn't last long and the funds contributed towards a pizza party at work.  Lame, but pizza.  FARK YEAH.
 
2020-09-17 9:35:29 PM  
1 vote:

Farking Clown Shoes: No Ghosting in pottery class, either...
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Don't even hum the beginning of that song.
 
2020-09-17 9:11:06 PM  
1 vote:
They probably spend the money collected on pizza and beer.
 
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