Recreating Top Gun Canopy to Canopy Photo

chasinglight

EOS 80D
Nov 14, 2012
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Michaeltowster.smugmug.com
If you haven't seen this, a photographer enlisted the Patriots Jet Team to try to recreate the Top Gun Canopy to Canopy photo. Definitely worth checking out.

https://vimeo.com/182458876

I don't think they were 100% accurate as Maverick states that they were inverted above the MiG while pulling a 4g negative dive. In this video it doesn't seem like they were diving at all, but the spirit of Top Gun was still there.
 

Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
4,169
144
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Isle of Wight
Hi Chasing light.
Thanks for sharing, great bruise he collected there. I think the problem is that the pilots were highly experienced display pilots, not new top guns eager to make a statement. ;D (Or devil may care stunt pilots) :eek: :)
A neat little bit of experimentation.

Cheers, Graham.
 

meywd

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 9, 2013
806
5
Hoboken NJ
mahmoudsdarwish.com
Great Experiment, thanks for sharing.

Valvebounce said:
Hi Chasing light.
Thanks for sharing, great bruise he collected there. I think the problem is that the pilots were highly experienced display pilots, not new top guns eager to make a statement. ;D (Or devil may care stunt pilots) :eek: :)
A neat little bit of experimentation.

Cheers, Graham.
yeah i guess they were concerned with staying alive more than the photo ;D