In this fast paced presentation, Dan “Yank” Pedersen, who cofounded the US Navy Fighter Weapons School (widely known by its nickname Top Gun) in 1969, looks back at his 29 year Navy aviation career. Pedersen and the men who worked for and with him in Top Gun developed innovative aerial combat tactics and techniques that significantly increased the effectiveness of American jet fighter pilots in the Vietnam War. This remembrance of aerial derring-do is sure to appeal to military aviators and fans of the world of fighter pilots, past and present. Book signing to follow program.
Presenter: Capt. Dan Pedersen, Founder of the Top Gun Program