Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Royal DC-3

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

Check this out: the smaller DC-3 in the foreground is actually a 14-inch-span Buffalo Airways diecast model, and the larger plane is an RC model built from an old Royal kit! The project was a collaboration between Jack Yablonski, who provided the kit, Wilf Ansel, who built it, and Robert Yablonski, who will fly it [...]

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“Jetman” flies through the Grand Canyon

May 10, 2011 2 Comments

File this one under “crazy”! This weekend, Breitling’s “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed a historic flight through Grand Canyon West. He was launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and, using the jet-propelled wing attached to his back and steering using only his body movements, he flew for more than 8 minutes through the canyon, reaching [...]

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Air Force Pilots Compete at Top Gun

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a great story from Chip Koenig, an Air Force major and Top Gun competitor. I learned that that my commander, General Raymond John,s was competing in my class at Top Gun, I couldn’t resist introducing himself to the General.  I’m a reservist and  had just returned only ten days prior to the competition from a voluntary 30 day [...]

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Roll Out Party

May 09, 2011 No Comments

I get a lot of requests from clubs for donations and am always happy to send some free subscription cards and hats to add to the event raffle or for prizes. Not so long ago we sent a care package out to the High Sierra Radio Control Club for their Roll Out Party, and club [...]

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Back from Top Gun

May 02, 2011 No Comments

It was a spectacular show of scale building and piloting and a wonderful time to see friends and make new ones. A new friend Gerry and I have talked to over email and finally met this weekend is Alex Samour, who took this photo of me, Nick Ziroli and Yvonne DeFrancesco, our publisher. Do I [...]

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Top Gun special awards

May 01, 2011 No Comments

Masters High Static: Gwyn Avenel, SBD-5 Dauntless Expert High Static: Giancula Demarchi, Aeromacchi MB-339 Team High Static: Marvin Erbesfeld/Ransom Fairchild, Sopwith Camel Unlimited High Static: David Hayes, Rockwell Thrush Pilots’ Choice: Mitch Epstein, Waco Best Military: Kyle Goodwine, F4F Wildcat Best Military Pilots’ Choice:  Giancula Demarchi, Aeromacchi MB-339 Best Biplane: Mitch Epstein, Waco Best WW I: Richard Feroldi, [...]

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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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Executive editor About me: I’m a publishing professional who has a passion for aviation and RC, and I love creating issues, books and a website that help RC pilots to enjoy this sport even more. I admire scale aircraft and enjoy the convenience of flying smaller electrics.
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