The Last Top Gun: A Story of the Last Generation of Navy Fighter Jocks

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While flying fighters in and out of combat, US Navy pilot Eric "Spyder" Greene repeatedly came face-to-face with his own mortality. But none of his cockpit exploits prepared him for what lay ahead. The same navy that had Spyder piloting the last manually flown fighter on and off aircraft carriers, now has the reserve commander assigned to a staff job where he grapples with a post-9/11 world filled with unmanned aircraft and drones, politically-driven policies, women in combat, and doubt as to his role in any of it.

In The Last Top Gun, a novel by Dan Zimberoff, Spyder meets the future of naval aviation in the form of two young, aspiring aviators. The grizzled fighter pilot, raw and anything but politically correct, recounts his harrowing experiences when he and his squadronmates were part rock stars, part Olympic athletes in the air--and all male. Spyder's encounters and chronicles intrigue the young officers, and like the reader, they want more.

Dan Zimberoff, Top Gun graduate, finished first in his flight school classes and was named West Coast F-14 RIO of the Year while stationed at the famed Naval Air Station Miramar, a.k.a. “Fightertown, USA.” Hundreds of catapult shots and arrested landings fill his log book, along with dozens of combat missions during the first Gulf War. In this exhilirating story, he provides an honest and provocative look into “the best of the best” during the last generation of male-only navy fighter jocks.

Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book are donated to charity organizations that support US active duty and veterans organizations.

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Dan Zimberoff finished first in his flight school classes and was named West Coast F-14 RIO of the Year while stationed at the famed Naval Air Station Miramar, a.k.a. “Fightertown, USA.” Hundreds of catapult shots and arrested landings fill his log book, along with over forty combat missions during the first Gulf War. He knows first-hand what it’s like to land an F-14 Tomcat on the pitching, rolling deck of an aircraft carrier.

Zimberoff spent twenty-five years in active and reserve service. He has been deployed across the world in a myriad of assignments—from department head to commanding officer. As a reservist, he was mobilized following 9/11 where he briefed four-star admirals in the fight against terrorism.

Retired as a captain from the US Navy, Zimberoff practices law in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys parenting his teenaged kids and playing beer league hockey. This is his first novel.

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A navy pilot reminisces about his days in the service in this lively, testosterone-driven debut novel...With gripping action sequences and coarse talk, author Dan Zimberoff vividly reveals the reality of naval service in the 1980s and 1990s. Top Gun fans will get the full story here.
              -Clarion Review

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