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October, 2023 Top Gun Flying Event First Place, Derek Grassbaugh

October, 2023 Top Gun First Place - Congratulations Derek Grassbaugh! See the Current Standings page for details. This month's event was called by our Event Director, Jeff Ashworth. Jeff called three tasks consisting of a Hesitation Waltz, an Elbow, and a Pilot Declared Goal. Strategy for approaching these tasks was the challenge. Thank you Jeff! We are quickly approaching the end...

Congratulations US Women’s Nationals Pilots and Crew

Congratulations to Top Gun's Natasha Stanke on her 2nd place finish at the US Women's Nationals held in Jackson, MI last month. It was an exciting competition with several lead changes. Natasha was in the hunt to overtake first place, but just ran out of time, as the last scheduled day of competition was cancelled due to weather. Top Gun's...

Congratulations US Nationals 2023 Top Gun Pilots

US Nationals were held in Longview, Texas at the Great Texas Balloon Race June 12 - 18, 2023. Congratulations to Top Gun Pilot Bruce Wood our new US National Champion! Additionally, Elisa Talbert was the top Women's finisher, and Natasha Stanke was Rookie of the Year! Also, in the Young Guns competition, Top Gun's Zack Maxwell placed third and Ryan...

Balloon Live for Pilots Video

Top Gun will be utilizing Balloon Live for our upcoming RGC event. If you missed Zerek's training session on Saturday 4/15/23, or if you have not used the app before or need a refresher, here is a link to a 12 minute video on how to use the app. This can also be found in the Member Documents page of...

March Top Gun Two Day Event

3/27/23 - The weather didn't cooperate for our March event. Ian, our Event Director, had called great tasks for Saturday, but we all knew that the winds were going to be too strong to get in the air. Ian held a short session at the end of the briefing to answer questions and discuss strategy had we been able to...