While Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful superheroes in the MCU and an expert pilot, not even she could save the 2005 box office disaster Stealth - from which she stole an iconic fighter jet. Carol Danvers has extensive training in both superheroics and as a pilot in the United States Air Force, and she's certainly qualified to fly experimental aircraft like the one seen in Ms. Marvel #1. Written by Brian Reed & Roberto de la Torre with art by Jimmy Palmiotti and colors by Chris Sotomayor, the issue chronicles Carol's Ms. Marvel days - along with a nod to a horrific box office bomb.
Carol Danvers has gone through at least four superhero names; she first went by the moniker Ms. Marvel (after being saved by the first ‘Captain Marvel’ and subsequently acquiring a suite of powers). After Rogue absorbed her abilities, she went by Warbird, then after a brief stint as Binary, adopted Ms. Marvel again before finally becoming ‘Captain Marvel’ in 2012 - though she was always a pilot. Thus, at the beginning of Ms. Marvel #1 in 2006, Carol somehow manages to borrow a jet from a movie starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx.
Carol narrates the opening of the book as she flashes back to her days in the Air Force. "When I was a little girl, I always wanted to fly," she says as her jet approaches Mach four. "Right out of high school, so I could pay my way through college." The flashback quickly cuts to the present, showing Carol fly - on her own power - to save an out-of-control vehicle from careening into civilians. Only several panels in the flashback sequence display Carol's jet, which does not look anything like any aircraft used by the United States Air Force - because it is not. It is actually an F/A 37 Talon experimental stealth aircraft... designed exclusively for the 2005 movie ‘Stealth’.