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Road to Top Gun 2019


Road to Top Gun: Hawker Siddeley Gnat

Road to Top Gun: Hawker Siddeley Gnat

Traveling all the way from the Island of Malta (Republic of Malta), Brian Busuttil will be competing this year at Top Gun with his Hawker Siddeley Gnat T.1. The Gnat is going to be a Team entry, and was built by Keith Woods from Scale Composites in the UK. The Gnat is a 1:3.5 scale, […]
Road to Top Gun: Pietenpol Aircamper

Road to Top Gun: Pietenpol Aircamper

From Sylvania, OH., John Borton is making his first trip to Top Gun this year and will be flying his 1/4-scale 1929 Pietenpol Aircamper in the Masters class. John drew up the plans from the original Pietenpol plans that he downloaded from the web. The model is built using traditional built up balsa and ply […]
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Road to Top Gun: Fokker D.VII

Road to Top Gun: Fokker D.VII

Bill Toppa of Lake City, FL is again competing at the Top Gun Scale Invitational this year, and is going to fly a Balsa USA 1/4 SPAD XIII the first time in Pro AM Prop class. His 1/3-scale Fokker D.VII weighs 46 pounds and has a 108-inch  wingspan. Bill’s Balsa USA WW I biplane uses […]
Road to Top Gun: P-47 Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun: P-47 Thunderbolt

Mike Hague, (father of Cody Hague also competing), will be competing at his 5th Top Gun this year, in the Pro/Am Pro Prop category with his P-47 Thunderbolt. Starting out as a Top Flite ARF, I have stripped all the covering off and fiberglassed and painted with latex paint. Bomb and fuel tank drops have […]
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Road to Top Gun: Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

Road to Top Gun: Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

10 years old Cody Hague, (son of Mike Hague, also competing), is competing at his 2nd Top Gun this year, and will be flying a Ziroli Stuka dive-bomber built by his grandfather Brian Hague in the Pro/Am Sport Prop category. The Ziroli Stuka has a 100-inch wingspan, weighs 29lbs., and is powered by an O.S. […]
Road to Top Gun: F-86 Sabre Jet

Road to Top Gun: F-86 Sabre Jet

Recently married couple Jordan (builder) and Larry Peterson (pilot) from Westland, MI are competing for the first time at Top Gun in 2019. They are competing in Team Scale with their impressive 1:3.7 scale F-86 Sabre Jet. The jet is powered by a Behotec 220, and is guided by a Futaba 18SZ. The plane is […]
Road to Top Gun: F4U Corsair

Road to Top Gun: F4U Corsair

Jamie Fiffles of Glendale California will be heading to Top Gun to compete in the Expert Class with his amazing, scratch built, all-wood, 1/4-scale F4U Corsair from Don Smith Plans. With a 122-inch wingspan, Jamie’s Corsair has a Moki 250 radial engine (with electric fuel pump) for power and will have a scale 3-blade Solo […]
Road to Top Gun: Paulistinha

Road to Top Gun: Paulistinha

Our good friend and MAN contributor Rogerio Araujo is coming all the way from Brazil and is going to compete this year at Top Gun with his Paulistinha in the Pro/Am Prop class. Rogerio’s entry this year has a 158-inch wingspan and weights about 32 pounds. His giant scale Paulistinha is powered by a Zenoah G-62 […]
Road to Top Gun: Hawker Seafury

Road to Top Gun: Hawker Seafury

From Spring, TX, Wally Warren will be competing in the Pro/Am Prop class with his beautiful Hawker Seafury. Built from an Airworld kit, this WW II RAF fighter has a 102-inch wingspan and is powered by a Moki 300cc engine. Equipped with Spektrum radio gear, Wally’s Seafury uses a combination of JR 8711HV, Spektrum HV […]
Road to Top Gun: Wyvern S-1

Road to Top Gun: Wyvern S-1

Four-time Top Gun winner, David Wigley will be returning again to Top Gun this year with his totally scratch built Westland Wyvern S-1. David’s aircraft was taken out of the competition after a terrible cartwheeling crash in 2015 and it was substantially damaged. David came back in 2018 to compete with his resurrected Wyvern, and […]
Road to Top Gun:  F-18A Hornet

Road to Top Gun: F-18A Hornet

This year, Boli Muentes will be flying his new 1/5-scale F-18A in the X-Class.The BVM PNP jet is painted in the Royal Australian Air Force airshow demo scheme that celebrated the 20th anniversary of Australia receiving it’s first F-18 Hornet in 1983 so the “one off” scheme was displayed in 2003. The jet is powered […]
Road to Top Gun: Soviet MiG 15 Jet Fighter

Road to Top Gun: Soviet MiG 15 Jet Fighter

Known as the guy who brought us “Warbird Alley”, our good buddy and all-around nice guy, P.J. Ash from Search, Arkansas, has a new project for Top Gun this year in the form of an awesome looking  Soviet MiG 15 jet. P.J. will be competing in the Pro/Am Jet class.   Taking three months to […]
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