"TOP GUN: An American Story" by Author and Program Founder Dan Pedersen , Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Thursday, 30. May 2019

Best selling author Dan Pedersen, founder of the US Navy Fighter Weapons School, aka "TOP GUN", shares the riveting and little known story of the creation of this internationally renowned  program in his newly released book "TOP GUN: An American Story".
During the Vietnam War, on a shoestring budget, and with little official support, Pedersen handpicked 8 of the finest fighter pilots and developed the TOP GUN program to train a new generation to bend jets like the F-4 Phantom to their will. Pedersen's mantra: "In combat, second best is dead last." This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the US Navy Fighter Weapons School, and the legacy continues today.
"The legendary 'TOP GUN' Navy Fighter Weapons School made famous in the movie really did change history and tactical aviation....TOP GUN is full of lessons, at many levels, about leadership, intelligence, savvy, and persistence"- John F. Lehman, Jr., former Secretary of the Navy and author of Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea
 ITINERANT LITERATE BOOKS of North Charleston will be on the ship selling signed copies of "TOP GUN: An American Story".
PROGRAM WILL BE IN THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SMOKEY STOVER THEATRE ONBOARD THE USS YORKTOWN
FAQs
 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free and plentiful parking
 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Allison Hunt, USS Yorktown Foundation, at ahunt@patriotspoint.org with questions
 
What's the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds, but all proceeds will go into a scholarship fund for underserved students to attend the Patriots Point Flight Academy.

Thursday, 30. May 2019, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, "TOP GUN: An American Story" by Author and Program Founder Dan Pedersen

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