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      07-19-2019, 03:26 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by lsturbointeg View Post
freakin' yes! I remember when they shot the first one at Fighter Town Miramar. i'm not sure if it's still there but the little bar where Goose played "Great Balls of Fire" on the piano was an attraction a lot of tourist would check out by the airport.
Kansas City BBQ. There was a kitchen fire in 2008 that gutted the entire interior of the building and all the Top Gun memorabilia was destroyed, but the owner rebuilt it and re-opened it later that year.

I've been in San Diego since 1985 and my dad was stationed at Miramar, when it was a Navy base, so I've seen the "Fightertown USA" hangar a handful of times. I love the movie and as I got older and learned about all the locations that were used for filming, it was actually spread out around San Diego County. From Downtown SD and up to Oceanside, which is about 45 minutes to an hour drive. I assumed, as a kid, that it was all shot in and around the Miramar area.

That being said, I can't wait for this to come out!