SAN DIEGO — As you know by now, the hugely popular ‘80s movie "Top Gun" is getting a sequel that is set to come out next year. But did you know there is a man who says he created the “Top Gun” school?  

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Navy veteran Captain Dan Pedersen was tasked with creating an elite flight school 50 years ago and is now sharing his story in a new book called "Top Gun: An American Story." 

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Captain Pedersen spoke with Morning Extra about the book..