Monica Barbaro, a star in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ flies with the US Navy Blue Angels. ‘It’s really fun

Monica Barbaro, the actress of “Top Gun: Maverick”, flew with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to celebrate San Francisco’s Fleet Week.

Pilot Lieutenant Commander Griffin Stangel flew with the plane during Barbaro’s VIP flight. She was nominated by The Air Show Network because of her numerous charitable efforts in involving youth in her community.

Barbaro is involved in many charities that benefit youth such as the American Civil Liberties Union, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The Wingman Foundation. These funds are used to support families who have lost loved ones in the armed forces.

Barbaro was honored by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels during the flight with a plaque that included her name and her call sign, Phoenix.

She was grateful to have been able to fly in one of the planes in the movie because it would have been a very different experience.

Barbaro said that it was great to be able to see all the shows and then view them from this perspective. “I was very fortunate to fly in the movie and knew what I was doing up top. It would have been very intense if it was my first time. “.

The Blue Angels, a flight demonstration team under the United States Navy were founded in 1946. They are the second oldest aerobatic team in the world. They are made up of five Navy pilots and one Marine Corps demonstration pilot. They perform over 60 shows per year.

The demonstration team flew Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets. Lieutenant Amanda Lee, the first female pilot, joined the demonstration team in July 2022.

Barbaro isn’t the only member of “Top Gun: Maverick”, as Glen Powell, her co-star, flew with the Blue Angels earlier this year. Powell is currently working on a documentary to document the Blue Angels.

The documentary will show what it’s like to live a year as a Blue Angel. It will also feature the first time that the blue and yellow Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets are featured in IMAX.

According to a press release, the film will “follow the newest class of the storied Navy/Marine Corps flight squadron through intense Training and into a Season of heart-stopping aerial art, and the veterans of the team who, this year will take their last flights.”

Powell said that he made two films on naval aviation back-to-back and lived among the uniformed men and women at bases to learn what it takes to be the best. I was able to create a documentary of world-class quality after flying in an airshow with the Blue Angels.

Powell feels a special connection with these pilots because he has played one in two films, “Top Gun Maverick” (now “Devotion”)

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