Okay, the flat spin would happen. F-14 Tomcats flew with the threat of getting into a flat spin, and the plane would have no way to break out of it. THAT'S accurate. That said, THERE IS NO WAY THE BLOWN CANOPY WOULD BE ANYWHERE NEAR THE PLANE BY THE TIME THE PILOT AND THE R.I.O. EJECTED. NO CRASHY-INTO-CANOPY. WOULDN'T HAPPEN. ARGH.
There. I needed to vent.
Top Gun's still an entertaining movie, but I need my entertainment NOT TO MOCK THE REAL WORLD. Argh. (That was a smaller argh.)
Signed, Someone who's still mad that Warren Skaaren, the last writer on Top Gun, was the one who said Well Goose is gonna die, let's give him a wife and kid to really twist the knife!