We have several friends and flying buddies on the Top Gun flightline looking for some action. We’ll update the site as we get more images from Paradise Field! Today’s First Round Flight Scores by David Hart. (Above) Ray Labonte’s CARF-Models Skygate Edition Bae Hawk Frank Fels with his 1/3-scale Balsa USA Fokker D.VII Craftsmanship […]
So, after a rebuild of an old project, Bret Becker successfully test flew his Top Gun entry, the North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie. Check out this great flight shot taken ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
Traveling from Picayune, Mississippi, Phillip Koury will be competing in the Expert class with his impressive Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat. Built with laser cut parts for the Jerry Bates plans, Phil’s 1/5-scale Wildcat was not build it initially for scale competition. Phil enjoys reading Military History and one day he checked out the book “Wake Island […]
Without a doubt, the most popular tent this year at Top Gun belonged to P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and Warbird Alley is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew set up our home base! This year, P.J. had three huge tents to house all the models […]
Over this past weekend we saw that long time Top Gun competitor Mike Barbee successfully test flew his new King Air C-90. This electric powered twin is amazing and it ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
Competing for the first time at Top Gun are the father/son team of James and Jesse Russell who will be competing separately in the Pro-Am Sport class. Shown in the opening photo, Jesse’s father’s airplane is a Yellow Aircraft design, and it is modeled after George Sutcliffe’s aircraft nicknamed Junior. George was a close personal […]
Coming in again from Brazil, Gérson L. Nissola will be flying his impressive Turboprop Tucano for his second time in the Pro AM Sport category. Built from a CARF-Model kit Gérson is using a JR 12X radio system and made more than 80 modifications to the model to improve its scale looks and detailing. The […]
Competing for his second time at Top Gun, Will Berninger will be flying in the Pro Am Pro Prop class with his 117 inch Raytheon (Beechcraft) T-34C Mentor. Will purchased the T-34C in 2014 from champion scale builder and flier Mike Barbee of Columbus Ohio. Will competed with it at the 2014 Scale Nationals and […]
Involved with RC nearly all his life, Roger Niolet from Sarasota FL have been involved in competition flying RC airplanes for the last 10 years. This year Roger will again be flying his Nieuport 28 C.1 as a Team Scale entry. The builder of the Nieuport is David Barry worked very hard to build and […]
Coming to Top Gun from Omaha, NE., Dean Copeland will be flying his impressive Aero L-39 Albatros. This will be Dean’s 10th year competing at Top Gun, and his first year flying a jet in the Pro Jet class. The plane is a BVM 1/5th scale L-39 Albatros, it has a wing span of 74 […]
From Decatur, TN, Walter Alexander will be flying his 1/3 scale Fokker D.VII in the Pro-AM Sport class at Top Gun. Walt’s aircraft is modeled after Carl Degelow’s aircraft from WWII. Built from a Balsa USA 1/3-scale kit, it has a 118 inch span and weighs in at 38 pounds. Walt chose a Zenoah GT80 […]
Competing this year in the PRO-AM Sportsman class, Vinve Veltri will be flying for his 14th time at the Top Gun scale invitational with his 1/5-scale Westland Lysander. Vince says he can’t wait to compete again. Not 100% sure, but Vince thinks he’ll be oldest pilot there at the age of 81! Built from the […]