Belmont Park is a historic amusement park located on Ocean Front in the Mission Bay area of San Diego. The attractions and rides that remain from the original 1925 park include the Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster.
Another historic facility is The Plunge, an indoor swimming pool. The Plunge was originally a salt water pool called the Natatorium and was the largest salt-water pool in the world; it now contains fresh water.
For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and co-pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw, being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. But a tragedy, as well as personal demons, will threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an ace pilot.