Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, after more than three decades of service as one of the top aviators in the Navy, is now a flight instructor who finds himself training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission. Here he meets "Rooster" a.k.a. Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, who is the son of "Goose" a.k.a. Maverick`s late friend, Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw. Maverick also finds himself having to face his own deepest fears, leading to a mission that requires the pilots chosen for it to make the ultimate sacrifice.