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Old 06-30-2010, 01:27 PM
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Wow, an aviation forum! Never knew this existed here!

Anyway, Dave "Bio" Baranek, a former F-14 RIO and Topgun instructor, recently wrote a book called "Topgun Days". His website is, where you can read about Dave and the book, and get some stories which were cut from the book when he was asked to shorten it.

The book can be ordered from Skyhorse Publishing,, or you can check if your local Barnes & Noble or Borders has it.

I just finished reading it the other day. What a great book! His writing will actually put you into the cockpit of the F-14 and F-5F. Plus, he was an instructor when they filmed the movie "Top Gun", and has some great stories about the making of the film.
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Just noticed this post, years later I suppose. Great book! Met the author, "Bio" at the Tailhook reunion a couple years back, cool guy who had a lot of great stories. Having flown from Miramar myself, it was cool to read his book, and see how little has changed from the good old days, to modern day MCAS-style. Same great ranges to fly in, same awesome city (SD) to live in when you aren't flying grey fighters.
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