Date: August 2019
Duration: 9 hours 48 minutes
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THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE ACTION-PACKED CLASSIC FILM
'GOOSE AND MAVERICK MOVE OVER . . .' Admiral James Stavridis
American jets are getting shot down at an unprecedented rate over Vietnam. In an urgent effort to regain the advantage the Admirals turn to a young naval aviator called Dan Pedersen.
Officially, the programme he set up was called the US Navy Fighter Weapons School. To everyone else it was known simply as TOPGUN.
Pedersen's hand-picked team of instructors - the Original Eight - were the best of the best. Together, they revolutionised aerial warfare and rediscovered the lost art of fighter combat.
This is the extraordinary, thrilling story of how TOPGUN saw America reclaim the skies, by the man who created it.
'It's hard to read Dan Pederson's Topgun and not think of Tom Cruise. A pleasure to read' Wall Street Journal
'Direct, vivid and unvarnished. A high-flying, supersonic tale' Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers
'Topgun earned Dan Pedersen the title of American Hero' Washington Times
'A riveting seat-of-the-pants flight into the lethal world of the fighter pilot' Dan Hampton, author of Viper Pilot