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Top Gun goes micro?

Apr 30, 2011 1 Comment

The static judges check out Dave Johnson’s ultra micro SE5a. Could micro models be a new Top Gun trend?!

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Turtle rescue!

Apr 30, 2011 No Comments

Someone obviously did not inform this turtle that his field had turned into an active runway! A Top Gun flightline crew member moved him out of harm’s way so he could continue his journey.

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Team Zap

Apr 30, 2011 No Comments

Herschel Worthy (far left) and Team Zap pose for the camera. Zap is a Primary sponsor of Top Gun, and their team was in full force.

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My nemesis … the lovebug

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Outnumbering the planes and people here at Top Gun are these March flies, aka “lovebugs.” According to an internet source, lovebugs are actually beneficial to the Gulf Coast, where theymostly  live, because as larvae they eat other detrimental insects and as adults eat only nectar. And although they don’t sting or bite, they are hugely annoying because [...]

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F9F Cougar

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Check out this Grumman Cougar on a flyby! This team scale entry is here with Mitch Buckley and Bob Rullie, and it’s powered by a JetCat P120 turbine. Team Horizon should be proud of this great-looking jet!

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All-metal Sonex on takeoff

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Carlos Rangel designed and built this 1/3-scale Sonex, which is contructed of all aluminum riveted construction. This 94-inch-span model is powered by a ZDZ 50cc engine.

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Switchblade takes flight!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Check out this FB-111A, a team scale entry built by Mike Selby and flown by Ray Johns. This gorgeous jet has functional swing wings and tailerons and will definitely be a Top Gun contender when it flies for the judges on Saturday.

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B-17 with smoke on!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

This team scale entry from Bret Bowling and Dan Givney put on a show during a practice round Friday. It’s powered by 4 Saito 100s and was built by a Wingspan Models kit and uses Robart retracts. It is a BEAUTY! I will get a sharper photo of this one tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist [...]

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