Navy Fighter Pilot Program Fines Students For 'Topgun' Quotes
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DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. No surprise many actual TOPGUN trainees are fans of the Tom Cruise classic...
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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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.