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Friends and buddies at Top Gun

Friends and buddies at Top Gun

Much more than all the great looking scale planes, the fun and heart of this event is the people! Team MAN, Debra Cleghorn and me on the Top Gun Flightline! Debra and Scale Master Graeme Mears!
Hawker Sea Hurricane at Top Gun

Hawker Sea Hurricane at Top Gun

A great looking warbird on the Flightline was this amazing looking well detailed and weathered Hawker Hurricane    Details are amazing! Scale functional exhaust stacks, functional foot step panel and stirrup, rib stitching and panel lines with rivets and screwheads. Who built and flew it? Come back and see when we add more to this […]
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P-51D Mustang Detailed inside and out!

P-51D Mustang Detailed inside and out!

Starting out as a Composite-ARF Mustang kit, Jean-Francois Bobo went the extra mile and made a detailed V-12 Rolls Royce Merlin engine to help boost his craftsmanship score at Top Gun. Not only does it cover up the DLE 55 engine, it also adds weight to the nose (needed for balance,) it increases outline scale fidelity […]
Team DiGiorgio

Team DiGiorgio

Dean’s supportive signifigant other holds his Me-109 while he sets it up. There are more “flight” couples at Top Gun than you might think!
P-51 Mustang- Super Detailed

P-51 Mustang- Super Detailed

A spectator checks out a P-51 Mustang that’s even detailed “under the hood.” The builder created an entire dummy V-12 engine under the cowl.
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.      
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 […]
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!
Grumman F3F Wildcat on Final at Top Gun

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 /]
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