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Legendary Top Gun Pilot, Dale Snodgrass Dies in Small Engine Plane Crash
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Snodgrass, who began his military career in the 1970’s, was considered one of the greatest fighter pilots ever known, with over 4,800 hours in the F-14 Tomcat in both wartime and during peace, the most of any pilot. Following his retirement from the Navy, Snodgrass was a frequent feature at air shows and became well-known for his low-altitude flybys.

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“In 1978 he attended Top Gun, the Navy Fighter Weapons School, which turns the best pilots into instructors. In 1985, he became the Navy’s Fighter Pilot of the Year. The following year, the film Top Gun turned the viewing public into crazed F-14 fans (Snodgrass did a little flying for it), and (aircraft manufacturer) Grumman named him Topcat – Best F-14 Pilot of the Year.”


Snodgrass in Famous Carrier Flyby
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BugAC
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Must have had the covid MiG variant.


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became well-known for his low-altitude flybys

Negative, ghostrider. The pattern is full.



ETA: Can this be a Top Gun thread now? I think that's what I'm gonna do.

And not to lose sight, so definitely RIP to this man, who seems like a complete badass.
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Top Gun Pilot

That's right, a naval aviator.


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The causes of the incident are unknown

I think he flew through someone's jetwash.


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during which he flew remarkable displays at the edge of the Tomcat’s flight envelope

That's right, Ice....man....I am dangerous.


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First I hope he Rests in Peace

Fighter jocks are only slightly less crazy than women


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Dale Snodgrass Dies in Small Engine Plane Crash


Just this morning, I was thinking how dangerous small engine airplanes seem to be. I’ve known of two people that have died in small aircraft crashes.


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became well-known for his low-altitude flybys


"Two of your snot-nose jockeys did a fly-by on my tower at over 400 KNOTS! I want somebody's butt, I want it now, I've HAD IT!"


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This news took my breath away.


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CocomoLSU
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Among his records, he was also a TOPGUN graduate and instructor.

Top Gun (instructor)?!?

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tragically lost his life on July 24, 2021 in a plane crash

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No no, you spell Snoodgrass with two O's


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When I clicked on this thread, Take My Breath Away started playing on the Sirius channel I'm listening to. RIP.


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Can this be a Top Gun thread now? I think that's what I'm gonna do.


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CocomoLSU




So you're the one?


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that crashed at midday shortly after takeoff and caught fire.


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