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Top Gun - timeline
Thursday 6th September: Maverick is in a picture with his dad
Friday 5th November: "Maverick" Mitchell's father is shot down while flying a Navy F4 Phantom.
Monday 3rd March: The United States Navy establishes an elite school for the top one percent of pilots.
Goose dies following loss of control from flying through Iceman's - not Maverick's - jetwash. (Over the Pacific)