Jesus man. Literally the movie tells you over and over it's not about his death. Rooster tells the chick that Mav blocked his path and that's his issue with him. Mav tells Penny that he blocked Rooster's path and that's why he dislikes him. Rooster tells Mav that he stood in his way and held back his career. I mean, it's literally said 3 times in 3 different scenes and yet you still keep believing that it's entirely about Mav being in the plane when Goose died. Yes, it's tied to his death ultimately because it was a dying wish of Rooster's mom but come on, it's not about the fact that Mav was there with Goose when he died. Not a clue why you keep telling us it is.