Top Gun Invitational

April 27 – May 1 ** Paradise Field on the Southside of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
Super Scale Radio Control Helicopters at TOP GUN

“TOP GUN is a World Championship event, and this year’s event will feature a new class for SCALE HELICOPTERS. Helicopter enthusiast are a big part of the model aviation hobby. Seeing some of the scale helicopters in competition at TOP GUN will be very special. Incredible craftsmanship, extraordinary piloting skills along with wonderful group of pilots is generating a lot of anticipation”, said TOP GUN event promoter FRANK TIANO

The helicopter competition will be at Paradise Field, however they will work from a different area on the property. The new helicopter segment of TOP GUN will add greatly to the spectator experience during the week. At this point, the helicopter activities will be Friday Saturday and Sunday.

There is plenty for spectators to see and do at TOP GUN, and every ticket is a pit pass. Visitors can get up close and personal with the pilots, take pictures and ask questions. There will also be representatives from the local Imperial R/C Club on site so anyone can learn more about model aviation, and how to become involved.

There is always a great food court, lots of hobby vendors and many other things at TOP GUN. Tickets are only $10 at the gate, parking is free, children under 12 are free and there are over 1000 chairs for those who don’t bring their own. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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