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    DIA Connections - Season 2 - Episode 7: Top Gun

    DIA Connections - Season 2 - Episode 7: Top Gun

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    DC, UNITED STATES

    04.22.2022

    Audio by Roy Epstein and Darren Guzzone

    Defense Intelligence Agency

    When Tom Cruise landed the role of Maverick in the 1986 box office hit "Top Gun," he probably wasn’t aware of how the Defense Intelligence Agency’s exploitation of captured MIGs played a crucial role in the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School program depicted in the movie. On this episode of DIA Connections, you’ll hear about it in a fascinating conversation with Dan Pedersen, the founder of TOPGUN. We also have a discussion with flight instructor Dave “BIO” Baranek, who not only flew aerial sequences in the film and participated in the editing process, but who also swapped stories off set with Cruise about the need for speed.

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    AUDIO INFO

    Date Taken: 04.22.2022
    Date Posted: 04.22.2022 12:38
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 69051
    Filename: 2204/DOD_108931058.mp3
    Length: 00:35:23
    Artist Defense Intelligence Agency
    Album DIA Connections
    Year 2022
    Location: DC, US

    Web Views: 108
    Downloads: 1
    High-Res. Downloads: 1

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