Top Gun 30th Anniversary

Brandon Sumulong, Staff Writer

Top Gun celebrates its 30th anniversary since it’s initial release. The movie was released on May 16, 1986, and is known as a classic action movie. Since the production of the film, Top Gun has become one of the most expensive films ever made, costing a staggering amount around a pricepoint of about $15 million dollars一Paramount Pictures paid about $7,800 to operate the F-14’s alone. In memory of this film, here are some of the best quotes from Top Gun:


Maverick and Goose: “I feel the need… the need for speed!”


Maverick: “Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.”

Air Boss Johnson: “Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.”

Goose: “No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea”

Maverick: “Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz the tower.”


Iceman: You’re everyone’s problem. That’s because every time you go up in the air, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.

Maverick: “That’s right! Ice… man. I am dangerous.”


Goose: “Watch the birdie!”


Iceman: “You can be my wingman anytime!”


Since the film was released, it has received many critical views and many joyful ones. Nevertheless, the soundtrack is fun to listen to and the film has even inspired some people to want to join the Navy.