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Topgun days : dogfighting, cheating death, and Hollywood glory as one of America's best fighter jocks

Author: Dave Baranek
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dave Baranek writes of his days as a naval flight officer and a Topgun instructor, which made him responsible for teaching the Navy and Marine Corps' best fighter pilots. He also writes of his participation in the filming of the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dave Baranek; Dave Baranek
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Baranek
ISBN: 9781616080051 1616080051
OCLC Number: 464579706
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 308 pages, [32] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Faceoff at 700 MPH --
Joining the fighting renegades --
A pulse-pounding carrier landing --
Fight's on --
Rocket rider --
The topgun way --
Wild card bogeys --
Gunboat diplomacy in a jet fighter --
Murder board --
Our toughest fights --
Preparing for combat --
Hollywood comes to Miramar --
Make-believe turns real --
Waiting for the cork to pop --
Top Gun becomes a blockbuster --
Changing of the guard.
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Dave Baranek isnt just an observer in this world; he has flown with and taught the best. --Ed Ruggero, author of The First Men In

 
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