December 19, 2010

January 11, 2011 Meeting: Dave Baranek, Top Gun, F-14

The Indianapolis Aero Club, welcomes Dave Baranek.  Dave will be sharing his experiences during his 20 year Navy career.  A better explanation of what we can expect is shared in his biography on his website:
... He enjoyed a successful and satisfying 20-year career in the Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and later assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US 7th Fleet. At one point, he commanded an F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron, responsible for nearly 300 people and 14 aircraft worth about $700 million.

While serving as a Topgun air-to-air combat instructor in 1985, he had the unusual experience of flying aerial sequences used in the film "Top Gun," starring Tom Cruise and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. He also served as a dialogue advisor on the project, and took some of the few available photographs of the movie's black F-5 fighters in flight. ...
Be sure to visit Dave's Website for all kinds of great content and some more insights into what we can look forward to.  A great start to 2011! 
Location:  Marten House, 1801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Date: January 11, 2011
Cocktails: 6:00 pm - Dinner: 6:30 pm - Speaker:  7:00 pm

Advance or Reservations - $20.00  
At Door - $22.00
1st time guest - $10.00
16 or under $10.00

Please RSVP to: Penny Schafer
H: 317-848-5109  C: 317-523-2099