Navy Flight Training
In 1991, Steve flew an F5 fighter jet in aerial combat at the Navy's top
secret Fallon Naval Air Station.
Invited by the Navy to do a story about advanced military aircraft
and tactics, Steve was issued a special top security clearance and training
that allowed Steve to actually fly one of the world's most agile military
jets in aeral combat against F14 Tomcats and F/A 18 Hornets. While at
the controls, Steve broke the sound barrier and exceeded 7 G's.
What is it like to pilot such a powerful aircraft? Steve explains:
"It is the ultimate experience in powered flight with total view and agility
in all directions. The only limiting factor is how much punishment your
body is able to withstand." Like most journalists, Steve reached his
limit and got airsick. Afterwards he was assigned his official Top Gun callsign,