Friday, July 1, 2011
Topgun Days...For an aviation fan like me this was a book not to be missed.
If you are looking to get a lot of insight into the blockbuster movie, Top Gun, than this book might not be for you. Though, if you are a fan of aviation and would like to know what it is like to be a Navy fighter pilot and get a look into Miramar than you will get pleasure from reading this book.
Mr. Baranek does a good job of explaining the different fighter jets, the status rankings of the different officers, and terminology without getting too detailed that non aviation related people would understand what he is talking about. If you did forget what some of the terminology was than there was an index in the back of the book. I am not usually a fan of non fiction or memoirs as I find them sometimes to be dry. This was not the case for this book. For an aviation fan like me this was a book not to be missed.
Warning as you might become addicted to the breathtaking photographs. There was a point that I was just staring at the photos and than remembered that I was reading this book. There are some photos of Anthony Edwards “Goose” and Tom Cruise “Maverick” featured in this book.
You can purchase this book in ebook format at the low price of $4.99, for your Kindle or Nook