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Old 05-03-2012, 02:29 PM
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Typical.., The one year I don't bring my camera, and I have a great internet connection and some time to post photos.... Luckily Dustin has been a busy beaver with his Nikkon, and has been kind enough to let me borrow a few of his shots to post on here...

So far the event is going great. The wind is relatively calm for Lakeland, and best of all, its down the runway for the most part. I have yet to see anyone suffering due to the strip, and thats because its in great shape... Even better than Florida jets I would say. In fact, I saw one of the " models of the meeting" avoid any damage what so ever today, when it had gear issues and had to belly land. I know that it would have been a different story on asphalt!

So far we have had 2 rounds of Pro am flying, and the standards have been really high. It's been a few years since I have been to a Top Gun, but I really noticed an obvious increase in the flying standards. As always there is a great mix of stunning models.. Not just jets, and as always. We are having fun in the evenings

Lots of stories, and lots of laughs. However. Dinner and drinks are becoming. So just some photos for now... Anyone else have snaps, please do feel free to post.

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:49 PM
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Make sure and post lots of pics of Selby's A-6. Been dying to get a good look at it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:28 PM
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Absolutely love the Mirage.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:31 PM
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In the first two pictures is Sandro sucking his thumb.....did his first flight go that bad

great pictures thanks

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The Mirage is the large one from Aviation Design. Flown by Gustavo Campana. Flies great. P-200 power
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The Mirage looks great.
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Here are some photos from yesterday - the flightline board with the pilots name and plane. A shot of Brian O'Meara's HUGE P-47, and the round 1 scores in Sportsman class. Boli was leading sportsman after the first round.

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More photos tomorrow. Too tired....

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There is a B2? I have to see that!
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Here are a couple of photos.
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Who makes the little Yellow Mig 15 in post No 1 or is it scratch built
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There is a B2? I have to see that!
It's a Curtis B-2 a World War 1 bomber
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WOW! I gotta say,,, That grass strip really is looking awesome. Havent seen it since 2011 FJ. Bigggg difference!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:15 AM
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Is that an Aviation Design Mirage? Ali is it yours? Can't tell from the photos but it looks substantially larger than the Fei Bao one but I cannot tell...

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:42 AM
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Hi Shazz,
I believe post #5 will answer your question...[:-]
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Duh...hehehehe, thanks Vinny, that's what happens when I drool instead of read...LOL!

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Old 05-04-2012, 01:42 PM
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Huge A6 OMG!!! Somebodys got to produce that plane in a kit.
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Mike Selby I believe is handing over the molds to Mibo when he is done competing in Top Gun. So I would imagine it will be coming out in the distant future.
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Anyone know the place currently of Tim Lovet and Lee Rice?

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Mibo jets web site is showing that the A-6 should be available late this year. It will be sold as either a twin engine set-up or with a Bi-furcated pipe for a big single turbine. I can't wait to see it i have always loved this plane for some reason.
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Bolis Tucano is lookin good.... Nice smoke!!!
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I brought my camera and had a little time today to snap a few shots of jets.

Scott Harris F-86 doing his tank drop

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