There is no fake Navy pilot cooler than Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the 1986 cult classic Top Gun. Well, now you may be able to suit up and finally live out your childhood aviator fantasy, thanks to an online auction. The flight suit worn by actor Tom Cruise in his portrayal of Maverick is going up for bid on Sept. 26, according to Back to the Movies, an English movie news site.
The life of an Air Force pilot is a glamorous one. You fly cool jets. You have great hair and a call sign like “Casanova” or “The Duke.” You get to bomb the shit out of ISIS. The world is your oyster. But until just a few days ago, there was one thing fly boys didn’t have that their earthbound counterparts did: permission to roll up their sleeves.