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Top Gun: Maverick to Feature New Call Signs. Here’s the List of those Revealed So Far.

Perhaps the most interesting one is “Rooster”, which is a humorous way to continue Goose’s legacy with his son.

As we have previously reported the internet was set ablaze on Dec. 16, 2019 when the new trailer of Top Gun: Maverick debuted (the first one was released on Jul. 18).

The latest trailer for Top Gun sequel (along with some interesting facts we have listed here) reveals call signs for some of the new young pilots being trained by Tom Cruise’s character. Call signs – monikers given to military pilots – were a big part of the fun of the first Top Gun, and they will undoubtedly big a significant part of the story for each new character.

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Maverick finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen. True to the spirit of Top Gun, the new characters will receive distinguishing call signs that will surely be used throughout the film. Screen Rant listed every new call sign revealed so far in Top Gun: Maverick.

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  • Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller)
  • “Hangman” (Glen Powell)
  • “Phoenix” (Monica Barbaro)
  • “Payback” (Jay Ellis)
  • “Fanboy” (Danny Ramirez)

The call signs for some of the characters, such as the ones played by Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro, were shown in the trailers. While sitting in their cockpits, they can be seen wearing helmets bearing their call signs. The real names of most of the new pilots still haven’t been confirmed, so for some, only their call signs are currently known. As Top Gun: Maverick features a fairly large cast consisting of multiple young actors, each of them will likely have their own unique call sign. Perhaps the most interesting one is “Rooster”, which is a humorous way to continue Goose’s legacy with his son.

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The two-minute trailer boasts blockbuster scenes with Maverick taking to the skies in F/A-18 Super HornetF-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft and an ‘Area 51’-type jet.

Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters on Jun. 26, 2020.

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures / Screenshots from Top Gun: Maverick Trailer via Screen Rant

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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