• August



Top Gun Then and Now

August 10, 8:00 pm EDT, Virtual panel discussion

Do you feel the need, the need for speed? Thirty-five years ago, Top Gun brought the thrill and danger of naval jet aviation to the big screen. Tune in on YouTube on August 10 at 8 pm ET as we explore the impact of the film, the evolution of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (aka Top Gun) and naval aviation, and what’s coming next.

Featuring Dan Pedersen, co-founder of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School; Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, Top Gun alum and high-time F-14 pilot; and Lt. Briana Plohocky, U.S. Navy pilot and recent Top Gun graduate, and moderated by Museum acting director (and Top Gun alum!) Chris Browne. Learn more and register now.

The GE Aviation Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of GE Aviation.

Story credit: Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

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