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Taking a page out of Maverick’s playbook, the USAF was “keeping up foreign relations” with Iran in international airspace.

A U.S. MQ-1 drone came close to being intercepted by an Iranian F-4 Phantom combat plane, but the Iranian aircraft stopped short after a warning by an American pilot.

“He [the Raptor pilot] flew under their aircraft [the F-4s] to check out their weapons load without them knowing that he was there, and then pulled up on their left wing and then called them and said ‘you really ought to go home,’” said USAF Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

Read more at http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/09/20/us-pilot-scares-iranians-%E2%80%98top-gun%E2%80%99-worthy-stunt.

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