Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

Thunderbird 2 — Fantasy Slope Soarer

May 13, 2014 1 Comment

When Stephen Ryan was a kid, he was hooked on the Thunderbirds kid show produced using marionettes! We all loved this show and especially all the cool flying craft that were for many of us, the try stars of the show. For Stephen, he was impressed with Thunderbird 2 the mother ship that could fly and [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Jet Blast from the Past!

May 08, 2014 No Comments

Throw Back Thursday is a lot of fun here at the MAN office! We get to poke around the archives and see what we can find. Here’s something that should grab the jet jock’s attention. Anyone want to venture a guess as to what year this was? The Jet man himself, Bob Violett with ducted [...]

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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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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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MAN on the Way to Top Gun!

May 01, 2014 No Comments

Don’t you just hate early flights out of the airport? Well, For Top Gun,  it’s well worth getting up at 3AM to catch my flight out of Hartford’s Bradley Airport to Tampa. I’ll then be hooking up with Exec. Editor Debra Cleghorn for our road trip to Lakeland, FL. Stay tuned as we’ll be posting [...]

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.
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