U.S. NAVY NAVAL AVIATOR TRAINING FILM " FLAT HATTING " PILOT CARTOON XD31504c
A young man grows up with too much ego and privilege, and learns what he can get away with. Then he becomes a navy pilot and just can’t help turning into a hot dog. The navy knows the type, and sends this warning. This training film has been dated to 1943, 1944, or 1946, depending on the source…
So you’re saying that Cash and Epps saw this before they wrote Top Gun?
AC I feel the need, the need for speed
I’m sure it’s a “known thing” amongst actual USAF fly-boys. Their training, these days, is so intense they’ll weed out the wheat from the chaff, long before a billion $ aircraft is loaned out…