WATCH: Retired Navy Commander on What’s Real About Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick’s hflying aerial maneuvers are the real deal, says one who would know.

The gripping, towering scenes in the Top Gun sequel are not computer generated, according to retired Navy Cmdr. and Blue Angels pilot Frank Weisser, who was hired to help with the Hollywood project.

“The movie was filmed entirely with our naval aircraft,” Weisser said Fox news unfiltered host Dan Bongino.

In addition, Weisser said there is nothing fake about the actors’ faces showing the effects of high-G-force flying.

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“In any case, the plane is flown by a Navy fighter pilot, a Navy superhornet pilot, and the actors are in the back seat,” Weisser said. “It’s a two-seater plane. The actors are in the back so there is no way to fake it. There’s no way to pretend you’re under 7 or 8 Gs. So they actually flew with us and tested themselves on the plane with us.”

Bongino asked Weisser if the air technology shown in the film is indicative of global rivals trying to emulate the United States’ air force.

“We are still the superpower. There is no doubt about it,” Weisser said, pointing to the need for the military to remain vigilant. “We have rivals who, I would say, are at least trying to match our air superiority.”

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Top Gun: Maverick is Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film domestically, grossing over $350 million. The film has also earned more than $620 million worldwide.

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