The sequel to 1996's Top Gun starring Tom Cruise is set to begin filming summer of 2019 and a huge part of the movie will be filmed on this picturesque Washington State Island..

A large portion of the film will be shot at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station!

According to an article in the Whidbey Times News:

Although NAS Whidbey isn’t home to fighter jets such as the F-14 Tomcats used in the original movie, the island’s scenic beauty won over the heart of the film’s director.

Wanting to give the film an authentic Whidbey flavor, the base’s public affairs officer Mike Welding has been cast to play the role of the unnerved, coffee drinker in the tower.

Tom Skerritt, who lives in Seattle, will make a cameo appearance in the film.

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