Baranek, Dave

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Before Topgun Days
The Making of a Jet Fighter Instructor
By Dave Baranek
(Skyhorse Publishing)
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,... [READ MORE]
Topgun Days
Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks
By Dave Baranek
(Skyhorse Publishing)
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... [READ MORE]
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