Top Gun 2002

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For Top Gun participants. 2002 will henceforth be known as the year of change-impressive changes in both location and in the lineup of talented modelers invited to take part in this prestigious competition. The biggest change was the event’s relocation from the West Palm Beach polo grounds to the Lakeland Under regional airport in Lakeland. FL The home of the famous Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Sun n Fun aviation extravaganza, Lakeland Under Airport is a perfect setting for Top Gun scale. Though very well groomed, the grass field at the polo grounds had become inadequate and was no match for the beautiful.3,000-foot paved runway the airport offers. Actually, the models operated from the taxiway that paralleled runway 9. The grass section next to the taxiway was also used for the vintage taildragger models. The ends of the operational area were totally unrestricted, and there wasn’t a house, condo. or palm tree to be seen; a Top Gun pilot’s dream come true!

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