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Naval Academy Middies get together to watch 'Top Gun: Maverick' premiere

Posted at 10:44 PM, May 18, 2022

ANNAPOLIS — The Middies are going wild in Annapolis.

They got together to see the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick."  

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They laughed. They cried, thought it was great.

Lt. Commander Nick Lowe, class of 2009, and his sister, Amy "Bacon" Helflin, class of 2011, were two of the pilots that did the real flying in the movie.  

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And the actress Monica Barbaro credits Bacon and Kristen Dragon Hansen for creating her character in "Top Gun: Maverick."

"Top Gun: Maverick" opens up in theaters on May 24.

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