Gerry Yarrish’s Blog

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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A view of Top Gun from Warbird Alley

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

Perhaps the most popular tent this year at Top Gun is going to be that of P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and it is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew is calling home base! Be sure to stop by and say [...]

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Top Gun Scale Invitational — First Day Excitement!

Apr 30, 2014 1 Comment

We have several friends and contributors already on sight checking out the action and airplanes on the flightline at Paradise Field. Top Gun has just begun and already, contestants are test flying and tweaking their amazing equipment in hopes of putting in perfect flight performances! Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest [...]

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100,000+ Facebook “Likes” and still growing!

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

Wow! One thing’s for sure! Model Airplane News readers and our Facebook fans are a loyal group of RC airplane enthusiasts! The MAN crew would like to thank all of you for helping us reach this impressive social media milestone. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get the inside scoop from events, the latest news on [...]

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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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