Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Topgun Days by Dave Baranek

Topgun Days straps readers into the Navy's hottest jet fighters, a world many have seen in movies and television, but few have experienced. Readers quickly understand the thrills of roaring afterburners and supersonic shockwaves, and the split-second terror when our amiable narrator Bio ejects from his crashing fighter. Readers also experience the human side, sharing Bio's aspirations and humorous stumbles, and ultimately the satisfying triumph of becoming a Topgun instructor, the best of the best. While Bio does indeed make it to the top of the pyramid, he keeps his sense of joy that comes with such an accomplishment and his keen fascination with the technical and visceral aspects of dogfighting in jet fighters. His engaging writing will have readers feeling the g-forces, as he describes events and sights most people have never imagined.

Author Dave Baranek grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot. He eventually became a radar intercept officer, the back-seater in the Navy's F-14 Tomcat fighter when his eyesight deteriorated from 20/20. He enjoyed adventures and success, including serving as an instructor at the prestigious Topgun school where he helped to make the movie "Top Gun," and later commanding an F-14 squadron. Dave retired in 1999 following a 20-year career and in 2018 settled in Satellite Beach, Florida. 

His website is [http://www.topgunbio.com, ]www.topgunbio.com, and he can be reached at bio@topgunbio.com.

TOPGUN DAYS and Dave's second book BEFORE TOPGUN DAYS can be ordered through most booksellers and are available on Amazon.com. Dave also holds monthly book-signings at the Valiant Air Command Museum, which are detailed on his website.

Dave will be at the Meet The Authors' Book Fair on November 17 and 18 in the Eau Gallie Civic Center during the ArtWorks festival in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne Florida.

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