Toss out the Aston. Make the 911 a clean 1986 model or later model. Shrink the sail boat.
As for the vintage fighter. Well I will have to say I have seen this happen. I attended at show at Gillespie field in San Diego not far from Miramar where the original Top Gun School was located at one time.
This was a small air show and small airport and a number of old Navy pilots were attending flying old WWII fighters, a couple Navy Jet fighters in private hands and a good number of Migs.
Keep in mind most pilots share planes and often these planes are own by a group of owners or the ex military pilot will fly for the owners. Not everyone can fly these planes easily.
Now It is less common that a Ex navy guy would fly a Air Force plane. Often they are in a Corsair or Hell Cat. But Navy vintage planes are getting pretty rare as so many were lost in the war. Less were saved after the war too.
I hate this movie but I will say it is plausible a Fighter pilot could be flying someone's WW2 plane. He would just not be a single owner.
Note this show had a real surprise. I stuck my head in a hanger door and saw what I thought was lost. One of the original Northrup flying wings. This was the small two engine prototype. It was fresh from restoration and flying again. It was just lost a few years ago in a crash with engine trouble. But it was something to see.
That is why I don't bother with the movie. I find the real stuff more interesting. As I posted in the other thread check out the biography of WWI Ace Eddie Rickenbacker and his real entire life's work. He makes Maverick look like a wash out.
Like the Fast and Furious it's a bit too far over the top for me. If I want Science Fiction I leave it for Marvel.
You will find less and less people owning these older military planes. They are just too expensive to buy , own and maintain. The Mustang has an advantage as Jack Roush has done a lot of work supplying parts. Yes that Jack.
I used to fly with a retired Air Force Col. that owned two B25 planes. Just the cost of fueling up one plane was astronomical.
I got to take the controls of one of them for a little over an hour. It was like steering a big old worn out dump truck Heavy controls and lots of noise. Even with head phones on it left my ears ringing.
Doing a simulated bomb run is one memory I will always carry with me.
If anyone has a chance go up in one of these planes while you can. Many are not flying anymore and fewer are giving rides. My goal this summer is a Ford Tri Motor and in time I still need to add a B29. Only two of them flying today.
Perhaps enough people in the US "escape" the reality of war. Turning it into a video game helps the never-passed-an-audit Pentagon/Dept. of Defense that receive half of your Federal income tax dollars lure more clueless lads into uniform, only to turn them over a few years later to Walmart, Jiffy Lube, Home Depot.
Grand Prix racing, deep sea diving, and mountain climbing if you want real escapes.
Meanwhile, the unrequited testosterone articles like the above release is hilarious.
Valvefloat, right y'are. Terrific point and thanks. Why o why does reality have to go out the window when making movies about "the right/real stuff?"
Mallplex flicks like Top Gun have as much to do with the exciting enough real world as the James Bond cartoons with the grim reality of Richard Burton's The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.
Never forget, the movie business's prime target is boys in their early teens, with emphasis on mindless action over plot to return more box office overseas.
Turn off the tube and get back to the garage.