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TOP GUN 2009

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments by

PHOTOS BY JOHN KOTLEBA, RICH URAVITCH, DEBRA CLEGHORN & JASON SAMS THE ULTIMATE SCALE SHOWDOWN MR. TOP GUN David Hayes’ Rockwell Thrush crop duster on one of its high-scoring flights. Just isn’t good enough to build a spectacular model, you’ve also got to fly it! 1st PLACE TEAM Nearly perfect touchdown attitude on the big [...]

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TOP GUN 2008

Mar 26, 2012 No Comments by

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DEBRA CLEGHORN GERRY YARRISH & RICH URAVITCH Two Decades of Scale Modeling Excellence The man with the dream, Frank Tiano, was constantly on the go making his 20th anniversary event a big success. Flown in team scale by Dave Malchione Jr., this º-scale T-34B Mentor is the work of Mark Frankel. Powered by [...]

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TOP GUN 2007

Mar 25, 2012 No Comments by

PHOTOS BY GERRY YARRISH The greatest scale show on earth MR. TOP GUN FIRST PLACE MASTERS This year’s Mr. Top Gun title went to David Ribbe flying his turbine-powered MiG-15. He designed the prototype after which the BVM kit was modeled. He took first in the Masters class and also earned the High Static Masters [...]

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TOP GUN 2006

Mar 24, 2012 No Comments by

PHOTOGRAPHS BY GERRY YARRISH & DEBRA CLEGHORN A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE CONTINUES     After 18 years of nonstop scale excellence, Top Gun, the event, is a well-oiled competition machine that showcases the world’s best scale models and their pilots. Held at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL, Frank Tiano’s extravaganza is the [...]

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