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Old 04-15-2013, 02:06 PM
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Who is going? It's the 25th anniversary. Ought to be a barn burner.

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:15 AM
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Well what's going on ??? Typical getting ready for Top Gun, wouldn't you know it, Engine problems,
so this week will be hurry up and fix my engine, hopefully test it this weekend, perhaps install a new engine if all that
doesn't work. Just one of those murphy's law things that what's going on with me !
I gonna get it i think and maybe get to fly all 4 rounds on the 4 th and 5th.

I hope this thread keeps alive and if so i will post some things from the event if i have time. I did one last year but it didn't have much
activity.

Keep em flyin !!

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:18 AM
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YES!! last minute carb rebuild, and more practice!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:36 AM
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Am looking forward to it. Always fun to see everyone, hoping for light wind and blue skies!
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:35 PM
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Some photos captured last year. Was a great one!! Hope we have the same weather again.....
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:34 PM
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Is anyone going to post some photos or comments about the first day of competition ???

I was hoping to keep this going so it would make the top 15 list so we can keep up on the action.

I am going over in the morning to help out and get ready for my static on friday

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:35 AM
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Yesterday was kind of sketchy. Lot's of light rain on and off until about 1: 30 then it started steadily raining. Hopefully the weather get's better and better toward Friday. I'll try to post some pics of planes. Janelle is the official family picture taker. I'll talk real nice to her.

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:21 PM
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Well day two, Great day after all !! Good flying weather despite the forcast for terrible winds and rain. I won't fly until Saturday so i shall see
what the a couple of days brings me. Perhaps i will be lucky enough to have a good couple of days with two rounds either day.

Here are some photos of the day Thursday 5/2/2013.
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Sean and I stopped by the field on the way home from work today. There were several beautiful aircraft in the air, a constant stream of planes taking off, flying and landing. The field and the parking areas actually looked in pretty good shape, I was expecting worse. Looks like a great turnout too, I think that this will be an awesome weekend. We are flying our 1/4 scale electric powered SE-5 in the noon time demo Saturday and Sunday. If you come out look for the red Studebaker truck pulling a ww2 military painted trailer, come by and say hello. We will be hanging out with the warbird alley guys. Bring a smile, your love of aviation and come enjoy the fun!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:56 PM
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See ya soon .............Have a good one!

A few more shots from today.

A case for Columbo, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE !!!! The donut taste tester who eats and runs, i guess he didn't like the Chocolate Glazed Dunkin Donut and left it in
the box for everyone to admire and truthfully get sick to our stomach. looking at it. I really think i will pass on providing the tasty morning donuts for someone to taste and run...........I'll save it if you want to come back and finish it.......

Sorry for one J. A. to spoil a good thing!! Can you imagine ???

I couldn't do something like that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:36 AM
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Friday, Top Gun. Some fun in the BIG TOP west enders tent.
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Friday Night Cocktail Party, Lakeland Airport Terminal Building.
Frank Tiano Enterprises Presents, a socail gathering of participants,crew and Spouses.
The Ladies serving for the evening were Beautiful and terrrific serving all the folks. The food was excellent
and plenty of spirits were had by everyone. This was a great gathering of the Top Gun 2013 for it's 25th anniversary !!

Way to go Mr Tiano, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
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Can someone get a picture of the static and first round scores later today?
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:00 AM
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Can someone get some pictures of the planes. People are nice but planes rule.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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Score Board as of Noon time, Saturday,
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Thank you. I just wanted to see some static scores.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:40 AM
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Looks like stiff competition for Mr. Top Gun this year with lots of great models in Expert and Masters. Nice to see Jeff Foley with his 109.

Planedriver 2, we would be grateful if you could take a picture of the score boards at the end of the competition and post the scores, if you're there today and have the time.

Looks like a great year for TG, as always.

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Yes, please upload final scoreboards! That would be great!
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OK... late sunday now did Dave Wigley do it again this year (Mr. Top Gun) ? He has a magnificent Beaufighter


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Ok Home finally and here comes some more photos but first the Final score board shots.
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OK... late sunday now did Dave Wigley do it again this year (Mr. Top Gun) ? He has a magnificent Beaufighter


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YES YES YES>................Dave Wigley DID IT AGAIN, 4 the year in a row i believe.
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Tom Smith and I ready for the final round, Team Scale. Thanks to Tom for all his help. My friend David took i'll and the Chief Judge allowed me to have Tom fill in as my caller for the event. Final round score 91.375 and took 7th place out of 12....Not a bad year.

A big improvement since my first year in last with engine troubles and 10 last year with four rounds completed.

Thank you everyone who helped me get through the event........

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Sorry about the darn camera date being wrong and covering up some scores that may be important to some of you.


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Wow,got on here to see pics of all the beautiful scale planes and only pics of people and scoreboards!!
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Here are some pics. I only took flying pics. I will have more later in the week.
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