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Scoring points at Top Gun

Scoring points at Top Gun

Craftsmanship judge Rich Uravitch gets up close and personal with an L-19 Bird Dog. This model arrived in a special crate all the way from Italy, and we’re told that shipping alone (custom crate and travel) cost $10,000 U.S.! I can’t wait to see this plane in the air and have a chance to get […]
Top Gun 2011 Thursday

Top Gun 2011 Thursday

So after a long day flying to Miami and then to Orlando then a short drive to Lakeland we made it to Paradise Field the new home of Top Gun. Here are a few pix of the day.      
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The ultimate in scale competition!

The ultimate in scale competition!

We’re here at Top Gun 2011, where the action is already heating up! The sport and pro classes in Pro Am started flying for the judges on Wednesday and have all finished their first two flight rounds. They’ll fly again tomorrow, and then the top pilots will fly on Saturday for the championship round. Here are […]
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On the move!

On the move!

Got up 3AM to catch the 6AM flight out of Hartford for Top Gun! Now waiting for my flight out of Miami! Looks like great weather! Watch for updates!
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Top Gun 2011 Video Coverage

Check out the on-site video coverage from Top Gun 2011! [kaltura-playlist-widget entryid=0_qkzdmhsi size=regular sort=date /]
Top Gun Bound!

Top Gun Bound!

When could I possibly be excited about a 6am flight? Only when it’s taking me to sunny Florida for Top Gun! The RC planes that compete there are, in a word, exquisite, but I really look forward to seeing the people. I don’t get to see some of these folks very often, but when I do it’s the best kind of family reunion. […]
Top Gun – LIVE COVERAGE!

Top Gun – LIVE COVERAGE!

Stay tuned as we cover the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, Florida, later this week. We’ll be on the flightline, so come back to see interviews with builders, up-close details and, of course, in-air videos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news! Click here: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/category/topics/event-coverage/top-gun-2011/
A mid-air collision story

A mid-air collision story

Some times, things just work out, and this was a lucky day for two different pilots. The mood couldn’t have been more relaxed aboard an executive jet carrying three Incline residents as it began its descent towards Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday afternoon. Mike Chipman was dozing while his wife, Evy, read a book. Steve DiZio […]
Stepping Up the Speed with Props and Electrons

Stepping Up the Speed with Props and Electrons

By John Reid The Kyosho Phantom EP on a fast flyby. Even the Slimline pilot figure in the cockpit is having a good time! I REALLY ENJOY just about every type of aircraft, but some of my favorites are Formula One pylon racers. I wanted a race plane that I could prop for speed, but […]
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