An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., taxis down the runway during RED FLAG-Alaska 13-1 Oct. 9, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. EA-6B protects fleet surface units and strike aircraft by jamming enemy radar and communications. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos)
Original Top Gun Dale "Snort" Snodgrass flew for the movie, and has flown hours in the Tomcat. This photo: "Lets Buzz the Tower", was snapped during a 1988 airshow as he whipped his jet past the USS America.