Continuity mistake: When "Charlie" is first introduced to the class, she struts down the aisle in heels. When she follows Maverick into the building, you can briefly see that she is wearing flats to compensate for Maverick's short stature.
Continuity mistake: At the end, a victorious Maverick is hoisted on the shoulders of the guys. As he goes up, he isn't wearing sunglasses. His head goes out of the shot, and when he comes down, he's wearing a pair.
Trivia: The MiGs in the movie are actually all Northrop F-5E Tiger II's, an American plane that it uses as a trainer and sells to other countries. In reality, there is no MiG-28. It is just an F-5E.
Trivia: Goose's real name is Nick Bradshaw. You can see it after he dies, it's among his belongings Maverick is going through. It also appears on the canopy of the F-14 he and Maverick are assigned to.
Trivia: Charlie's date in the first bar scene with her in it is the REAL Viper, from the real Top Gun school. He was the consultant on the film.
Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
Air Boss Johnson: Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.