HOSTED BY THE IMPERIAL RC CLUB at the Lakeland Linder Airport, Top Gun 2005 was held on April 27 to May 1. This year’s Scale Invitational played host to 101 registered pilots, many of whom debuted never-before-seen aircraft. Contestants came from all points of the compass, including many international attendees to see who was the best and who would ultimately walk away with the title “Mr. Top Gun.” This year, the popular Pro/Am class was expanded to include two separate groups of pilots: the Pro/Am “Professional” and the Pro/Am “Amateur” classes. The Pro/Am group does not have a “Builder-of-the-Model” rule and so is run much like the AMA Fun Scale competition. Twenty five static judging points are awarded to all models having any type of documentation. If a contestant competes without providing documentation, no points are awarded. This arrangement basically makes Pro/Am a pilot’s event, relying on flight points to determine a winner. By allowing the older, “three-year-rule” models to fly in this group and by bringing many new faces to the event, Pro/Am is quickly becoming a very popular segment of the total Top Gun picture. The Masters, Expert and Team classes all remained unchanged.
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