Below is the F-15 flown by the two stars of the film, RC Everbeck and Richard Topping. It was featured in a sequence during the early years of their characters' friendship.
One of 70-plus shots for the sequence, this rear view was comprised of a digital jet designed by Neil Blume, then animated in 3D by Jon Whisman. The sky background with moon and stars was created by Scott Forslund. In all, some 25 layers went into the composition of this shot and included the jet, which was a series of layers depicting its painted surface, moon reflection, afterburners, afterburner heat waves, and various background sky elements that included a graduated night sky, twinkling stars, moon, moon glow and two layers of drifting clouds.