Since its release in May, Top Gun: Maverick has been breaking records at the box office and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews.
In just two weeks, the movie grossed over $300 million domestically and $583 million worldwide with a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a near-unprecedented 00% audience rating.
But, did you know you can see Maverick’s F-14 Tomcat jet featured in the original movie in Corpus Christi? It’s on board the USS Lexington.
The jet was the most featured jet in the movie and has been painted to match the marking in the film with Lt. Mitchell’s name and callsign, according to Steve Banta with USS Lexington.
“We have been told by some guests that they came out of their way just to go a see the way that aircraft is painted,” Banta said.
In the movie, the jet was equipped as a camera ship and shot many of the dramatic air-to-air footage.
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.