Tagged: Topgun

Spending my Birthday at TOPGUN

With the National Championship of Air Races being canceled in year 2019, we were more than excited to get back to Reno when the news that the 2021 races would go on….Joe and I have been going to the...

Topgun in the Mid-1980s: Building on the Legacy – Part Three

PART 3: Critical Decisions and Events of the Mid-1980s. I was an F-14 RIO who joined my first Fleet fighter squadron in 1981. In 1982 I attended the Topgun class as a student (by then it was five weeks), and in 1984 I was selected to return as an instructor. The following events and decisions occurred during my time as an instructor and contributed to Topgun’s evolution and continued validity.