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Posted February 28, 2011
Reading "Topgun Days" brought me as close to getting to Topgun as I have been able to get despite my best efforts. Imagination is a wonderful thing and the beauty of books is our imagination gets to take full flight. For a short time, I was 22 years old and chasing my dreams of flying F-14's, catapulting off a carrier, punching holes in clouds and then slamming back on board with an "OK 3-wire" instead of being a 48-yr old sales guy flying a laptop. I was banking and yanking over the Californian desert trying to line up a MIG kill and making sure to not run into the mountains instead of sitting in the back of a passenger jet heading to some distant city knowing the plane was on autopilot. I was giving lectures on aerial combat tactics to other fighter pilots instead of lecturing tech guys on the benefits of protecting data in the event of a disaster.
For anyone who's ever wondered what it would be like to fly a front-line fighter jet, survive an ejection over the ocean, be a Topgun Instructor teaching the art of aerial combat, dogfight against the best pilots in the world and generally live the dream of ultimate flying, then this book will give you the ride of your life.
So, thumb's up, salute and hang on!