The 13th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, held April 25 to April 29, 2001, was attended by 67 of the best scale modelers from the U.S and around the world. This year, as always, Model Airplane News teamed up with Pacer Technology (the Zap Gang) as the primary sponsors of the famous West Palm Beach, FL, event. As in the past, the Palm Beach Aero Club did a bang-up job of hosting. For many modelers, this annual extravaganza is the pinnacle of scale competition, and I have to agree with that thought. Every year, I’m amazed to see the thousands of spectators who fill the bleachers, and this year was no exception. School kids and their parents, modelers from all over the world and many local residents packed the stands to cheer for their favorite models and competitors. You simply have to see it to really appreciate how well regarded this event is by those who come to witness the show. And it is a show!