Flying the Bird.


Former ‘Top Gun’ leads Hubble repair mission

top-gun_lAltman is not one to brag about his flying in “Top Gun.” The U.S. space agency, NASA, doesn’t mention his film heroics, either. But Altman is in one of the movie’s most memorable scenes. While flying upside down, inverted, Altman gives an obscene gesture to the pilot of an enemy plane.

“They said go ahead and gesture at the other airplane,” said Altman, 49, with a smile. “So when you’re looking at the scene where he’s communicating with the Russian, or the bad-guy pilots in the movie, that would be my finger.” (Story Link: CNN)

Q? How do you top flipping of a Soviet in an F14 while doubling Tom Cruise?

Two words: Shuttle Commander!

Communicating indeed. PAK

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~ by pakeener on May 14, 2009.

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