Navy Fighter Pilot Program Fines Students For 'Topgun' Quotes Many Topgun trainees are fans of Tom Cruise's classic film. However, expressing their passion for the film has consequences at the elite Navy fighter pilot program.
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Navy Fighter Pilot Program Fines Students For 'Topgun' Quotes

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Navy Fighter Pilot Program Fines Students For 'Topgun' Quotes

Navy Fighter Pilot Program Fines Students For 'Topgun' Quotes

Navy Fighter Pilot Program Fines Students For 'Topgun' Quotes

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Many Topgun trainees are fans of Tom Cruise's classic film. However, expressing their passion for the film has consequences at the elite Navy fighter pilot program.

(SOUNDBITE OF KENNY LOGGINS SONG, "DANGER ZONE")

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. No surprise many actual TOPGUN trainees are fans of the Tom Cruise classic...

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "TOP GUN")

TOM CRUISE: (As Maverick) I feel the need - the need for speed.

ANTHONY EDWARDS: (As Goose) ...The need for speed.

GREENE: But a retired instructor from the elite Navy fighter pilot program tells Business Insider that using that or any other quote from the movie brings a fine of $5. When that happens, someone surely tells the trainee, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash. It's MORNING EDITION.

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