US Navy Super Hornets 'buzz the tower' during filming for 'Top Gun'
Two F/A-18 Super Hornets tore past an air traffic control tower at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada June 2109 during filming for the "Top Gun: Maverick," a sequel to the classic 1980s fighter jet flick.
Kyle Fleming, who captured the spectacular flyby on video, told The Aviationist that it was necessary to recreate the iconic "buzz the tower" scene from the first "Top Gun" film.
Filming “Time to Buzz the tower” for upcoming Topgun Maverick movie pic.twitter.com/xM2snDaEYs— Kyle Fleming (@kyleflemm82) June 30, 2019
Here's the scene from the 1986 film starring Tom Cruise, who will reappear in the sequel.
A public affairs spokesman for NAS Fallon confirmed to Business Insider that Paramount Pictures was out at the air base from June 10 through June 28, 2019, filming air operations using both in-jet and external cameras.
The spokesman explained that while he say what they were doing, he couldn't detail how the footage would be used in the film. Paramount Pictures media relations division could not be reached for comment.
Production of the new film started in 2018.
The sequel scheduled for release summer 2020 will see Cruise again play the role of hotshot pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, now a Navy captain who is expected to be mentoring a new class of pilots, including the son of his deceased naval flight officer Lt. j.g. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw.
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