40 Days of Top Gun Photos Carl Layden March 25, 2014 Carl Layden Comments Top Gun 2014 starts April 30th. Last year I attended taking many photos of the event, over the next 40 days I will post (& tweet @carllayden) a new photo from last years event. Sleepy Jean P-47 flown by Brian O’Meara Mark Frankel’s T-34 flown by John Glezellis. Mike Selby’s SAAB J-29 2013 winner for Outstanding Craftsmanship. Fourth Place Masters in 2013, Roy Vaillancourt’s 1/5-scale Hawker Typhoon. Pablo Fernandez’s Hawker Hunter. Mike Barbee’s T-34B, Top Gun 2013 winner for Best Gas Performance. Gustavo Campana’s Mirage 2000 competed in Expert class at Top Gun 2013. Team Rudy finished 5th in Unlimited with this Top Flite Stinson Reliant. Kristopher Gunter’s F-22A. Check out the heat signature from the turbine! Gustavo Campana’s F-117 won Best Pro-Am Sport at Top Gun 2013. Richard Feroldi’s WWI Albatros finished 5th in Masters class at Top Gun 2013 A seldom modeled aircraft this Gloster Gladiator by Craig Bryson won Best Pre WWII. Rei Gonzalez competed in Expert class with this F-4. He won Best Electric Performance. Bob Rullie & Mitch Buckley finished 2nd in Team & Best Jet Performance with this ME-262 Walt Carnes & Greg Foushi competed in Team & won Best Biplane with this PT17 Stearman built by Walt. Lee Rice earned highest static score in expert & 3rd place with his F4U-1D Corsair. Jorge Escalona won Best Jet with his Hawker Hunter F4F Wildcat flown in the Unlimited Class by Kyle Goodwine of Goodwine Aerosports. Lou Centrangelo competed in Pro-Am Sportsman with his Spitfire Mk.IX. Back for TG2014. Ray Labonte’s Corsair folds wings after another flight in Pro-Am Prop class. Kyle Goodwine won the Pro-Am Prop class & Best Multi Performance with his B-17. Mac Hodges GIANT B-29 re-enacts General Chuck Yeager’s historic flight in the Bell X-1 part of Top Gun noontime show. This P-47 is Eduardo Esteves’ flown in Pro-Am Prop. Finishing 3rd in the Masters class Bob Violett’s F-80C Shooting Star was an impressive performing electric. Mike Grady & Dustin Buescher placed 3rd in Team scale with this MIG 15. This F-100 Super Sabre was flown in Pro-Am Jet Class by Marco Benincasa. Dennis Crooks C-45 flown in the Pro-Am Prop class. Flown in Expert Class this T-34B Mentor was the work of Rod Synder. How big are the models flown at Top Gun? Here’s Scott Marr prepping his BAE Hawk for a flight. Jeff Foley’s incredible BF-109E earned 2nd in the Masters class. Ali Machinchy & Best in the West 2nd place Unlimited class with this Cougar F9-F. Scott Marr finished 5th in Expert class with this BAE-100 Hawk from a Tomahawk kit. This F-86F Sabre built and flown by Scott Harris finished fourth in the Expert class. First place Pro-Am Sportsman, Anthony Ogle flying his 1/5 scale P-47M. DA-60, Spektrum 12X, Robart retracts. Joey Tamez first place in Pro-Am Jet with his BAE Hawk built from the Tomahawk kit. Kyle Goodwine first in Pro-Am Prop with this stunning B-17 138″ span 52lbs Evolution 61s David Hayes 1/5 scale Rockwell Thrush was first in Unlimited class with Team Birhle. First place in Team class Graeme Mears magnificent T-33 flown by Ali Machinchy. First in Expert class Mike Barbee’s Huge 36% T-34B Mentor, 87lbs 154″ span & DA-200 Mr. Top Gun 2013 Dave Wigely first in Masters immaculate 1/5 scale Bistol Beaufighter.