Top Gun 2-Day Event is On! 6/20 & 6/21

Top Gun 2-Day Event is On! 6/20 & 6/21

Top Gun Members!

 Top Gun will be having a 2-day Event this month, June 20th and June 21st!

Your Top Gun Board has been working closely with the FAA and Bubba Cliver who has agreed to be our event director for this special weekend.

What makes it special?  We are going to be one of the first flying clubs in the country to have a totally virtual event.

  • You will be doing your check-in on-line ahead of the event date.
  • The pilot briefing will be held via Zoom.
  • You will pick up your markers (and loggers if event director utilizes) on Friday before the event or that morning in a drive thru format and hold onto them.
  • Task sheets will be sent out via Text, Email and Social Media.
  • Tasks will be innovative but following the rules qualifying points and safety guidelines.
  • Results will be announced via Email, Facebook, and Web Posts.

This event is going to be monitored virtually by several entities.  Not only from other flying events from perhaps around the world, but the FAA has also learned to adapt to the onset of Covid-19 restrictions.  Whether it will be a success helping to opening competition flying events all over the US will depend on OUR actions!

Please follow ALL State and Local Guidelines.   Pilot + 4 on Launch and Recovery.    Mask Guidelines followed.  Space between launching of balloons so that a ‘gathering’ cannot be perceived.

Remember, we are ambassadors for the entire ballooning community. The success of this event will not only impact Top Gun, but it will also provide lessons for other clubs and events across the country. Regardless of your personal feelings, the success for Top Gun AND the ballooning community, will depend on all of us doing our part.

More details will come in the next week outlining everything, but for now, please mark your calendar for a two-day event on Saturday, June 20th, and Sunday June 21st.

We will be sending out notices of non-compliance to your e-mail, so please check them.  If you know you are not compliant or have not paid your dues, YOU CANNOT FLY!  As you can imagine, there will be a lot of coordination needed on this event, so please do not add to the operational challenges by waiting until the morning of the event to get compliant. If you intend on flying with the club during this event, please make sure to have all needed documentation to the secretary no later than Thursday June 18 @ 5:00 pm.

You can pay your dues or update your information online at:

Finally, we have ordered some new Top Gun Masks that are available for sale.  They are $10 each and are available on the website shop at  Select Local Pickup so there is no shipping and we will have them for you when you pick up your markers at the event!

Thank you.  Let’s make this an amazing event!

The Top Gun Board

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