Mr. Top Gun: Dave Wigley & his Beaufighter!

May 05, 2013 3 Comments

Congratulations to four-time Top Gun champion Dave Wigley, who won again this year debuting his Bristol Beaufighter. Competing in the Master class, Dave designed the plans for his twin warbird using 3-views, illustrations and photos as well as measurements from a full-size plane in a museum. The landing gear  alone took over a year to [...]

Read more

Top Gun Expert Class Winner: Mike Barbee & his T-34B Mentor

May 05, 2013 No Comments

Mike Barbee won the Expert class with his huge 36% scale T-34. Despite having just 3 flights on this big bird before the flight competition started, Mike  put in 3 beautiful flights to score the win.

Read more

Joe Nall: see you there!

May 04, 2013 1 Comment

Over the next few days, RC enthusiasts around the globe will begin their trek to the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina for the 2013 Joe Nall Fly-In.  With dedicated flight lines for classic giant scale aircraft, smaller electrics, float planes, helis, 3D, and control line, Triple Tree promises to offer something for everyone. Drawing pilots and spectators literally from [...]

Read more

Lady Justice “catches” a quad

May 03, 2013 2 Comments

Officials in Marion, Ohio, aren’t quite sure how to get a drone that got stuck in a 100-foot high statue … Here’s the latest from the Marion Star: Lady Justice, which overlooks downtown atop the county courthouse, received an accidental upgrade to her equipment over the weekend. In addition to the scales of justice and [...]

Read more

Top Gun Highlights

May 03, 2013 1 Comment

These great shots come to us courtesy of David Hart, who has been on the flightline since this event started on Wednesday. Despite the clouds, he was able to capture some great action footage. enjoy!    

Read more

Thursday Jets at Top Gun

May 02, 2013 No Comments

Thursday is winding down and the rain held off so everyone did get some quality flights in today. Some of the nicest Pro-Am entries were of the Turbine type and here are just a couple we say on the flightline! Amazing quality and performance in one package.  

Read more

Top Gun Aircraft Highlight–Can you name this plane?

May 02, 2013 12 Comments

Hint! It is not a North American P-51 Mustang. The full-size aircraft was powered by a Turbo-prop turbine engine and it was proposed as a ground attack aircraft for the USAF. Leave a comment if you know what it is.

Read more

Model Airplane News at Top Gun

May 02, 2013 No Comments

Thursday May 2, the Top Gun flightline is a buzz with activities and there’s airplanes and pilots everywhere getting in flights. This is no easy task during any Top Gun event with the pressure and the excitement of such an impressive event. But add the threatening weather yesterday and today and you see everyone is [...]

Read more
Copyright © 2014 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.