Viper: In case some of you wonder who the best is, they're up here on this plaque on the wall. The best driver and his RIO from each class has his name on it. And they have the option to come back here to be Top Gun instructors. You think your name's gonna be on that plaque?
Maverick: Yes, sir.
Viper: That's pretty arrogant, considering the company you're in. Yes, sir. I like that in a pilot.
Viper introduces himself to the latest group of Top Gun pilots and tells them that if they're top in their class they can come back to be instructors.