Wednesday, February 13, 2013


We all remember Tom Cruise in the movie TOP GUN when he makes a low pass near the control tower and causes an officer to spill coffee down his shirt. Well here are short clips on the top 10 low pass fly-bys ever filmed . . . and of course for nostalgia, let’s see that Top Gun low pass again . . .

Pay particular attention to the last shown low pass. It is number one. Watch the halo of water around the plane. It happened during a Blue Angels event over San Francisco several years ago. It was the pilot's last show with the team and he had nothing to lose. Many of the boats in the bay lost windows to the sonic blast. It's a kick to watch.


  1. Brings back good memories. We used to flyover the small boys in A-7's at the speed of heat and lower than dirt and watch the boys hit the deck! It makes me appreciate how brave the one guy is who stands stock still directly under the flyover.

  2. I watched the Blue Angels fly in Norfolk. On one pass, coming out of a trick, they had to fly over my position, crossing a highway with light poles. The damn pilot tilted his aircraft to fly BETWEEN the damn poles.

    The next year.... the Thunderbirds flew the same pattern but did it 100 feet higher.

    GO NAVY!