In Virginia: Winging It for the Fun of It

"Top Gun" grooved his Viper jet through a long, graceful arc in the late summer sky, his forefinger and thumb caressing the plane's stick as if it were a violin. The aircraft's needle nose pointed toward the runway below at the U.S. Navy's Fentress Air Field near Norfolk, Va. Engine open and screaming, gulping in the thick air, the Viper reached max speed of 264 ft. per sec. 20 ft. above the concrete and leveled out for its pass. A faint touch of aileron and the ship rolled on its back. The crowd gasped. Heads swung in unison as the jet...

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