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Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

May 15, 2014 2 Comments

After all the dust had settled at Top Gun this year, we had a chance to grab some of the contestants and get the back story about their aircraft. One of the more interesting tales was that of the F4U Corsair flown by Dino DiGiorgio. This beautifully executed aircraft carrier based WW2 fighter was all [...]

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Top Gun — Final Standings.

May 07, 2014 3 Comments

Wow! Top Gun 2014 was certainly one for the record books! Fighting the weather and a compressed flight order, the pilots of Top Gun were truly in a “Fly or Go Home” situation! Very exciting! Here are the final stats showing the winners and placers of each category down to 5th place. Did your favorite [...]

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Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

May 07, 2014 No Comments

We had an amazing time covering all the scale action at this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational competition. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the competitors did their best and their drive to win was not dampened! STATIC AWARD                             Sponsor                                               Winner                    Aircraft                                                Masters High Static (98.25)              ZAP GLUE                                                David Ribbe             MiG-15 Expert [...]

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Mr. Top Gun: David Ribbe & his MiG-15bis

May 04, 2014 7 Comments

Congratulations to David Ribbe for winning the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title at this year’s invitational competition! This was David’s first year flying this MiG at Top Gun, after flying it at the Jet World Masters in Switzerland earlier this year. David’s 88.9-inch-span jet is packed with scale details, like a sliding canopy, speed brakes, [...]

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Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

May 03, 2014 12 Comments

So there are plenty of Zeros flying in scale competition, but few are 1/3-scale, and even fewer are competing at Top Gun and having traveled all the way from the country of Japan. And not only that, but there are two monstrous Rising Sun fighters in the Top Gun lineup. (Above) Built by Owia Masakazu [...]

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Top Gun — Before the Rain

May 03, 2014 No Comments

Even though much of the competition flying has come to an end because of some simply crazy amounts of rain, there was/is still lots of great airplanes on the flightline! Here’s some of the impressive airplanes we saw just before the skies opened up. Sunday is all set for continuation of flying competition and the final [...]

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MAN at Top Gun — Day 2 — Checking in with Friends

May 01, 2014 1 Comment

It’s always great to see the awesome planes in the flightline at Top Gun and this year, there’s lots to see! when it comes to great looking planes and talented pilots and scale model builders, this is the place to be. Top Gun Judges take a break to smile for my camera. Awesome F-84G. This [...]

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1 Day until Top Gun! — New Runway awaits Scale Competitors

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments

Well not only is Paradise Field one of the greatest flying fields in the country, but for the first time Top Gun competitors will have the addition of a paved runway. This plus a great field layout with plenty of shade tents, vendors, food concession and plenty of parking! The MAN team can’t wait to [...]

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