A Topgun Instructor's Chance Encounter With An SR-71 Blackbird

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David "Bio" Baranek is the author of the hit memoir Topgun Days, in which he describes the making of Top Gun, and the fighter pilot culture that spawned it, from inside Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School itself. "Bio" also has other fascinating stories to tell from his time as a Topgun Instructor, one in particular involved an encounter with the world's fastest jet.

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