1. Bob Hoover Memorial video

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  2. If you're a fan of Top Gun, then you probably remember the scene where Goose and Maverick go inverted over a Russian Mig, and proceed to snap a Polaroid, canopy to canopy. The thing is, was that shot 1) even possible and 2) would it have turned out? Photographer Blair Bunting, the Patriots Jet Team based out of Byron, California, as well as Jaron Schneider and Toby Harriman (both of Planet Unicorn Productions) decided to put the myth to the test... and actually recreated it.

    For Blair Bunting's blog: blog.blairbunting.com/top-gun/
    For a full behind-the-scenes breakdown: planetunicorn.com/topgun

    Jet Team:
    Lead Pilot: Rob “Scratch” Mitchell
    Safety Pilot: John “Bordz” Posson
    Blair’s Pilot: Scott “Banker” Ind
    Photo Pilot: Randy “Howler” Howell

    Producers: Blair Bunting & Rob “Scratch” Mitchell (Speedbird Productions)
    Aerial Coordinator: Rob “Scratch” Mitchell
    Directed by: Planet Unicorn
    Camera Operators: Jaron Schneider, Toby Harriman
    Drone Operator: Toby Harriman
    Aerial Action Cameras: Steve Rings Diethelm, Toby Harriman
    Editor: Jaron Schneider
    Special thanks to the entire Patriots Jet Team ground crew

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  4. Journalism Professor and documentary filmmaker Dan Birman debuted his latest work, “Perfecting Flight: Bob Hoover,” to a crowd of 500 aviation experts and celebrities at a Feb. 21 special Paramount Studios event.

    The film is just the latest in a long string of documentaries by Birman, who is the executive producer of USC Annenberg’s award-winning television news magazine Impact. Narrated by actor Harrison Ford, “Perfecting Flight” follows the life and times of legendary aviator and WWII pilot Bob Hoover.

    - See more at: http://blog.uscannenberg.org/?p=6746#sthash.MbpIrwCc.dpuf

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  5. The T-45 has been used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps Student Naval Aviator strike pilot training program with Training Air Wing One at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi and Training Air Wing Two at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. The T-45 replaced the T-2C Buckeye intermediate jet trainer and the TA-4J Skyhawk II advanced jet trainer with an integrated training system that includes the T-45 Goshawk aircraft, operational and instrument flight simulators (OFT/IFT), academics, and training integration system support. In 2008, the T-45C also began operation in the advanced portion of Navy/Marine Corps Student Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training with Training Air Wing Six at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

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Based in Byron, CA, near San Francisco, the Patriots Jet Team will perform its ninth year of operation featuring former U.S. Air Force Thunderbird, U.S. Navy Blue Angel and Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbird pilots. Team members have more than 80,000 hours…


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Based in Byron, CA, near San Francisco, the Patriots Jet Team will perform its ninth year of operation featuring former U.S. Air Force Thunderbird, U.S. Navy Blue Angel and Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbird pilots. Team members have more than 80,000 hours of total flight time and have performed in over 1,500 air shows. The group was founded in 2002 with a mission to entertain air show and special events audiences, while encouraging the nation’s youth towards careers in the aviation and aerospace fields

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