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What a great listen! If you are a Top Gun fan, this is the best book. A real great insight in to the real life of a Topgun instructor and F14 REO!
Also, the description and insight from an Aviators perspective on the filming of Top Gun is great. Really interesting facts.
I admit it, I’ve watch Top Gun the movie over and over. I love it. So when I had to a chance to read how it was put together I jumped at it. I had no reviews to help me (I really depend on reviews) so I felt a need to write a this review.
Bio (his call sign and it is in the credits I checked) our author tells us about how he learned to be a REO. A reo is the weapons officer in the back seat. Bio tells us about having to eject on a failed landing attempt. Bio relates how they study and study and study to fly those jets with such safety and menace.
Top Gun the school according to Bio didn’t have a trophy given to the winner of the class. Tony Scott took some liberties with that one.
I think the preparation for the flights, the preparation for the teaching of the classes our author lets us know that being in a fighter jet is for in shape young men and women that are well trained and dedicated.
When I listen to a book some go by real fast, and that usually means to me it was riveting. This book flew supersonic by me and of course, I did stream the movie this weekend to check the credits and see exactly what Bio was talking about.
If you liked the movie this book is for you.
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it was a very good book, pretty accurate, and fun. It brought back good memories, most of them accurate. I wish the narrator knew how to properly pronounce "Oceana", because that was quite an irritant, considering everybody in Virginia and in the Navy knows how to pronounce it properly LOL... aside from that glaring error, the narrator did a very suitable job, and the material was very, very good, definitely worth listening to!