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9781616080051 - Baranek, Dave "Bio": Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks
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Baranek, Dave "Bio" (?):

Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks (2010) (?)

ISBN: 9781616080051 (?) or 1616080051, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, hardcover, Used, Signed

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New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, 2010. Appears to be second printing. hardcover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author.. xi, [1], 308 p. Illustrations (color). Glossary. Index. Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy's elite Fighter Weapons School. As a Topgun instructor, Bio was responsible for teaching the navy's and Marine Corps's best fighter pilots how to be even better. He schooled them in the classroom and then went head-to-head with them in the skies. Then, in August 1985, Bio was assigned to combine his day-to-day flight duties with participation in a Pentagon-blessed project to film action footage for a major Hollywood movie focusing on the lives, loves, heartbreaks, and triumphs of young fighter pilots: Top Gun. Bio soon found himself riding in limousines to attend gala premieres, and being singled out by giggling teenagers and awed schoolboys who recognized the name "Topgun" on his T-shirts. The book ends with his reflections on his career as a skilled naval aviator and his enduring love of flight. From an on-line posting: "Dave Baranek was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he grew up drawing airplanes and putting together scale model airplane kits. In his early teens he set his sights on becoming a jet fighter pilot or radar intercept officer. He attended Georgia Tech and participated in the ROTC to qualify for officer training, then entered the Navy in 1979. Shortly after he joined his first squadron he received the callsign "Bio, " which many of his former squadronmates still call him. He enjoyed a successful and satisfying 20-year career in the Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and later assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US 7th Fleet. At one point, he commanded an F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron, responsible for nearly 300 people and 14 aircraft worth about $700 million. While serving as a Topgun air-to-air combat instructor in 1985, he had the unusual experience of flying aerial sequences used in the film "Top Gun, " starring Tom Cruise and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. He also served as a dialogue advisor on the project, and took some of the few available photographs of the movie's black F-5 fighters in flight. He retired from the Navy in 1999, and works as a defense contractor in the Washington DC area. He is married and lives in Burke, Virginia. Throughout his Navy career and afterwards he was chosen to write articles, reports, and other products where compelling, high-quality writing is important. He wrote classified articles for the Topgun Journal professional magazine and also wrote and presented briefings to General Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney when he was on the Joint Staff. He published articles in the September 2006 issue of Airpower magazine and the August 2008 issue of Flight Journal. More recently, his stories and photographs have been presented in the March 2010 issue of Aircraft, April 2010 issue of Combat Aircraft, and November 2010 issue of Aviation History. Bio interview with BBC's Alex StangerIn 2004 he was contacted by BBC-TV and worked with them on a story about Tom Cruise and how Top Gun helped make him a superstar. Dave is also quoted and indexed in Andrew Morton s Tom Cruise, An Unauthorized Biography (St Martin s Press, 2008, pp. 86-87)."
1616080051 - Dave "Bio" Baranek: Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks
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Dave "Bio" Baranek (?):

Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks (?)

ISBN: 1616080051 (?) or 9781616080051, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, Used

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aviation,biographies,history,leaders and notable people,military,transportation, Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy's elite Fighter Weapons School. As a Topgun instructor, Bio was responsible for teaching the navy's and Marine Corps's best fighter pilots how to be even better. He schooled them in the classroom and then went head-to-head with them in the skies. Then, in August 1985, Bio was assigned to combine his day-to-day flight duties with participation in a Pentagon-blessed project to film action footage for a major Hollywood movie focusing on the lives, loves, heartbreaks, and triumphs of young fighter pilots: Top Gun. Bio soon found himself riding in limousines to attend gala premieres, and being singled out by giggling teenagers and awed schoolboys who recognized the name "Topgun" on his T-shirts. The book ends with his reflections on his career as a skilled naval aviator and his enduring love of flight.
9781616080051 - Baranek, Dave: Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as one of America's Best Fighter Jocks
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Baranek, Dave (?):

Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as one of America's Best Fighter Jocks (?)

ISBN: 9781616080051 (?) or 1616080051, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, Used

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Skyhorse Publishing. Used - Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
9781616080051 - Baranek, Dave: Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as one of America's Best Fighter Jocks
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Baranek, Dave (?):

Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as one of America's Best Fighter Jocks (?)

ISBN: 9781616080051 (?) or 1616080051, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, Used

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A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
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Dave Baranek (?):

Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as one of America's Best Fighter Jocks (?)

ISBN: 9781616080051 (?) or 1616080051, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, hardcover, Used

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Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable.
9781616080051 - Baranek, Dave: Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks
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Baranek, Dave (?):

Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks (?)

ISBN: 9781616080051 (?) or 1616080051, in english, Skyhorse Publishing, hardcover, Used

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