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Before Topgun Days : The Making of a Jet Fighter Instructor (Hardcover) (Dave Baranek)
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Becoming the best doesn’t happen overnight; you’ve got to work for it.Before becoming an instructor in the Navy’s Topgun program, Dave Bio” Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college, he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. But, his eyesight waning, he knew that he would never be able to reach that goal. Undaunted, he plowed ahead and found his niche as a radar intercept operator in the backseat of the sleek, new Grumman F-14 Tomcat.Join Baranek in Before Topgun Days as he takes you along for this greatest, most exciting time of his young life: training to become a naval flight officer. Taking place before the events recounted in his previous memoir,Topgun Days, Baranek brings to life the anxieties and excitement of entering the fast-paced world of fighter jocks. From a green recruit to an experienced flyer, discover what it took to become a Topgun instructor.
Number of Pages: 190
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Dave Baranek
Street Date: March 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-7732
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