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Lieutenant Billy "Fritz" Avalone is a naval aviator trained on the F/A-18F Super Hornet and a graduate of TOPGUN. His weapon systems officer (WSO) is LT Callie "Halo" Bassett.


Top Gun: Maverick

Fritz is an elite TOPGUN graduate selected to return and train as a candidate for a secret mission to destroy a uranium enrichment facility.

During basic fighter maneuver (BFM) training, Fritz was challenged against CAPT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell to see who could shoot the other down first. Fritz was shot down by Maverick, and as a result, was forced to do two hundred pushups (the agreed upon amount set by LT Reuben "Payback" Fitch); the fulfillment of this lost bet was overseen by WO-1 Bernie "Hondo" Coleman, who stood-in as an impromptu drill instructor.

At the end of the training period, he was not one of the candidates selected to partake in the operation by Maverick. During the mission, he remained on the carrier at standby alert.