Ah the eighties, when you could make a movie out of everything and the fact that the planes themselves had movie star looks also played a large part in their appeal. The F-16 Falcon was the star of "Iron eagle" and the F-14 Tomcat was the star of Top Gun. Here's both types flying together. But that those movies aren't true to life shouldn't be a surprise. If we take the premise of the "Iron Eagle" series as an example "Borrow a couple of F-16's" to go on a vigilante mission? That's not likely to EVER happen, military pilots are still soldiers and Court Martial will be the least of their problems once they put those planes down on the tarmac once more. And about those "MiG" planes they fight in the movie? In "Iron Eagle" THIS is supposed to be a MiG-23 "Flogger" And THESE are supposed to be MiG-29 "Fulcrums" To give you guys a reference point here's how both types actually look in real life... What you're actually seeing in that movie are Israeli made K-Fir (Lion club) and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom jets. They also betray where that movie was shot, In Israel where their air force had no trouble lending jets and crew for the production. So, it's all a load of BS, really... But what does an actual fighter pilot think of those movies?