Fell down a rabbit hole googling some stuff a few weeks ago (Day 2 or 3 after I asked how big megakat city was), and found an article about the F-14 over on Thrillist
I don't know how much of it is true, as I haven't taken the time to dig into it... but number 7 on the list caught my attention.
It links to a cartoon that somehow looks vaguely familiar.7. The Goose/Maverick dynamic was really an inside joke
Grumman published cartoons in the early 1970s depicting the pilot (named TomCat) as a girl-obsessed playboy while the Radar Information Officer, or RIO, is the one doing everything but the flying.
It may be common knowledge around the fandom, but I'd never seen it before and wanted to share.
There is a lot of information to dig into on the MATS website. I haven't got brains for it today, but didn't want to forget to start a thread for the 20th time.