Book: Topgun Days

TopgunDaysWith the movie Top Gun back in theaters, the timing of Dave “Bio” Baranek’s book titled, Topgun Days, is appropriate. The subtitle says it all… “Dogfighting, cheating death, and Hollywood glory as one of America’s Best Fighter Jocks.”

Baranek was a Top Gun instructor when he “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.” As you’d imagine, the book is full of story-after-story and some imagery to match. Topgun Days is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


  1. says

    I read that book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The author is the real-deal and you get a lot of inside information about both Navy Fighter Ops and the movie. Highly recommended.

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