Who's the better pilot in 'Top Gun': Maverick or Iceman? | The Tylt

Who's the better pilot in 'Top Gun': Maverick or Iceman?

"Top Gun" was released 31 years ago on May 16, 1986, but the fandom for the '80s classic is still strong and nostalgic. So, it's time to settle the biggest debate about the film—who's the top pilot? Iceman (portrayed by Val Kilmer) doesn't like the dangerous Maverick (played by Tom Cruise). Many would agree Maverick's recklessness makes him a total badass. But Iceman doesn't make mistakes and in the film, he's called the best. Who's the better pilot in the blockbuster? 👨‍✈️ 

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Here's the synopsis of "Top Gun," per IMDB:

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

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Maverick is "dangerous," but he's totally a badass solo rockstar.

He does become more of a team player—and an even bigger badass.

Just check out this clip below.

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"You want to know who the best is? That's him—Iceman. It's the way he flies. Ice cold. No mistakes," says Goose (played by Anthony Edwards). 

That's right, Iceman is safe and doesn't make mistakes. He's not like the dangerous and reckless Maverick. Why not be safe rather than sorry?

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FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Who's the better pilot in 'Top Gun': Maverick or Iceman?
#TeamMaverick
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamIceman