Save the date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Out of weapons, low on fuel, and a bandit on your tail? Who would you want for a wingman? What about a graduate of US Navy Fighter Weapons School “Topgun”?
Come join us on August 14th and spend the day with one of these premier aerial warriors.
Dave “Bio” Baranek enjoyed a twenty-year career in the US Navy which included 2,499 flight hours in the F-14 and 688 carrier landings as a radar intercept officer (RIO, like Goose!). After graduating from the “Topgun” program, Baranek returned as an instructor where he had the unique experience of serving as a consultant and flew aerial sequences for the now beloved 1986 film “Top Gun.” Baranek’s first two books, “Topgun Days” and “Before Topgun Days” detail the many exploits and accomplishments that characterized his naval career. His latest book “Tomcat RIO” puts you right in the cockpit of the F-14 Tomcat as part of a highly trained two-man team.
Enjoy a presentation by Baranek about his unique career and buy a signed copy of his new book. Food and refreshments will be available. Come fly an F/A-18 simulator in our theater between 10am and 12pm. Tour the inside of our unique EC-121 “Connie” and enjoy photo-ops with our complete F-14 Tomcat or sit inside our realistic mockup of an F-14 cockpit. We’ll end the day with a 2pm showing of the classic 1986 film to be enjoyed with fresh popcorn. Come and find out which line Baranek contributed to our favorite film. Are you feeling dangerous yet?
Museum Opens at 10am
Flight Simulator and photo ops 10am-12pm
Presentation with Dave Baranek at 1pm
Top Gun showing at 2-4pm
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