Original Top Gun Dale "Snort" Snodgrass flew for the movie, and has flown >4800 hours in the F14 Tomcat. This photo: "Lets Buzz the Tower", was snapped during a 1988 airshow as he whipped his jet past the USS America. This is a popular post.
This is an F-15. It succeeded the F-4 Phantom and is known as the world's greatest air-superiority fighter. Although outdated by new and more agile jets, the F-15 is remembered as one of the greatest fighter jets of the 20th century.