Here are the top five movies that I chose which has high flying actions sequence and cool ass machinery that soars throught the air and even your ass will say wow!
5. Fire Birds
Of course this movie sucks, but it has one cool aerial attack sequence between the Scorpion attack helicopter and the ass kicker the Apache. This maybe the rip-off of Top Gun, but hey, at least they have some tight helicopters.
This was based on a novel of the same name. It's about a retired U.S. Air Force Major who was sent to then cold war enemy country of the U.S.S.R. to steal a high tech jet fighter. Directed by "Dirty Harry" himself Clint Eastwood. Firefox was like a video game, but the plane itself look like the Russians could make it without knowing.
3. Iron Eagle
Iron Eagle came out the same year with Top Gun in 1986, but the movie have to avoid the competition. It was about a high school kid, with the help of LtCol "Chappy" Sinclair, played by Oscar award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., to help rescue his father who was a POW in a arab-like prison camp. The two were flying heavliy armed F-16s to kick some serious booty from the air and ground. It's like watching a music video than a movie, But I love this movie! I wish I could do the same thing if I rescue my dad and kick Osama bin-Laden's ass!
2. Blue Thunder
Starring the late great Roy Scheider, Blue Thunder was about an L.A. Police helicopter pilot who was used as a guinea pig with him and JAFO (Just Another F**king Observer) to fly a high tech badass helicopter with a six-barrel gattling gun that shots 4000 rounds per minute. The main character of the movie (which is Roy Scheider himself) realized that the outside group were using it other than aerial survallance. So he decided to steal Blue Thunder from them and show the people across the city what is really made for. The movie was great from begin to the end. Also, my favorite line in the movie is the moral from also the late actor Warren Oates saying: "If you're walking on eggs, don't hop!". Blue Thunder was also a TV show which came out the same year another show called "Airwolf" came out. Too bad Blue Thunder lasted only 11 episodes.
And the No.1 movie that needs no introduction is: Top Gun
Come on people what you expect!!! Think about it! Intense seat-of-your-pants flying, doing the oochie coochie with a sexy, but older intstructor, giving a Russian pilot the bird and say "greetings" while taking his picture, and have cool callsigns like "Maverick" , "Goose", "Iceman", "Jester", and "Viper". Top Gun will make you jump up and say "HEE HAW JESTER'S DEAD!!!" Top Gun may have Tom Cruise starring in the movie, but it has another Tom called the F-14 Tomcat. Too bad the jet retired from the U.S. Navy, but it sure kick some serious ass!