- Maverick: Jesus Christ! And you think I'm reckless? When I fly, I'll have you know that my crew and my plane come first!
- Charlie: Well I'm going to finish my sentence Lieutenant. My review of your flight performance was right on.
- Maverick: Is that right?
- Charlie: That is right, but I held something back. I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can't say that in there. I was afraid that everyone in the tax trailer would see right through me, and I just don't want anyone to know that I've fallen for you.
Go ahead, do it.