I am intrigued by this. I don’t know if it’s alien – I believe it’s contrived. And I’m not going to presume where it came from, but I hope it’s American made. It shows that we must continue to invest in our military technologies and not take it for granted that we are the only superpower there. We have peer threats these days, not just quasi-peer threats. China and Russia have advanced capabilities that we don’t even know about.
I think it would be an incredible coincidence if we were the only life forms in this universe. That’s why we need to invest in space programs to start answering some of these questions we all ask ourselves and maybe one day see the spread of God’s creations to other planets.
Q: Your campaign logo looked a lot like “Top Gun”. What’s good and bad about the movie about being a naval aviator?
A: It’s obviously one of my favorite movies. What they achieve is the camaraderie, the personality of the pilots. This is something I miss the most – we were like brothers, very competitive. We were tough on each other, but it made us stronger.
We never played volleyball with our shirts together in jeans. So this is probably my least favorite part of the movie. And some of the flight scenes were a little silly, but they used real jets, the sexy F-14. The sequel to “Top Gun” is coming out soon, and they use my plane in this movie, the F-18 Super Hornet.