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Team Zap

Team Zap

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.
Dave Wigley’s Wyvern- Best Sounding Plane at Top Gun!

Dave Wigley’s Wyvern- Best Sounding Plane at Top Gun!

Dave Wigley’s Wyvern has a 100cc gas engine and it turns a 3-blade prop. There is a dummy scale (non-powered) second counter-rotating set of props mounted in front of the powered set and it sounds like an amazing warbird when it flies by! Awesome Dave!!! The torpedo drop is cool too!
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F-111 Aardvark

F-111 Aardvark

If you don’t know what an F-111 is, this is going to be a real treat! It is one of the first USAF aircraft with sweep wing geometry and the full size was also used in Desert Storm. A long history of amazing service. This impressive RC F-111 was flown by Ray Johns and by the talented […]
Brian O’Meara’s Amazing F-84F

Brian O’Meara’s Amazing F-84F

Placing 8th in Pro-Am/Pro Brian O’Meara flew this great looking F-model F-84. This is the first jet Brian have flown in competition and he  had well over 100 flights on the model before attending Top Gun. From the “Phantasy In Blue” the swept wing Thunderjet  is powered by a Jetcat 200 turbine and is painted in […]
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My nemesis … the lovebug

My nemesis … the lovebug

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 […]
Top Gun People of Interest!

Top Gun People of Interest!

Without the people, there is no Top Gun!!! Ana and Eduardo Estevez at the flightline Friday Static detail and Outline Judges Lee Henderson and Bob Curry. Craftsmanship judge Rich Uravitch far right. Dave Johnson (AKA Albatros Pilot) and Hobbico design and development manager. TEAM Glenn Torrance Models Dave Wigley with his amazing Westland Wyvern S4 […]
F9F Cougar

F9F Cougar

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!
All-metal Sonex on takeoff

All-metal Sonex on takeoff

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.
Switchblade takes flight!

Switchblade takes flight!

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.
Top Gun Wildcat

Top Gun Wildcat

Built by Frank Harris and flown by Kyle Goodwine, this 93 inch span Navy fighter is powered by a Moki 150cc radial engine turning a Solo 3-blade propeller. Kyle placed 3rd in the Unlimited Class at Top Gun. It also has a scale pilot figure of Pappy Boyington in the cockpit. The pilot is from […]
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!
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