In “Top Gun,” our handsome pair of U.S Air Force pilots utter a timeless Hollywood line: “I feel the need … the need for speed!” And then Maverick and Goose turn on the afterburners and blaze into the heavens, hunting for glory (and Communists). Real-world fighter pilots must endure incredible mental and physical training before they get the privilege of sliding behind the control stick of a multimillion-dollar jet. In this high-speed quiz, do you think you have what it takes to become a U.S. fighter pilot?
Unlike the goons in “Top Gun,” Air Force pilots are some of the most intelligent men and women in the entire American military. Not only do they have an instinctive grasp of physics, they also have the exceptional hand-eye coordination that helps them hunt enemy bombers and fighters in all sorts of weather conditions around the globe. Do you really you have what it takes to survive in the cockpit of an F-22A or F-35A? How about the iconic F-15 Eagle?
Do you know a barrel roll from a low yo-yo? And do you tend to lead your targets properly, or do you overshoot them and then wind up in a suicidal position? Leap in into the cockpit of this fighter pilot quiz now!