Top Gun 2008 - 20th Anniversary
My husband, Bill Hurt, is a static judge, which is a humbling and difficult position to be in when around the world's best builders and pilots of giant scale aircraft. He has a 3 view which the builder presents him, as well as any photographs, and scores them for the correctness of the lines and angles of their plane vs. the drawings. I was allowed in the pit area, and watched as he judged several of these planes, to enable me a better understanding of how the process works.
The yellow Waco pictured coming in for her landing was built and also piloted by Mike Barbee. This is one of my favorite planes, as I have one hanging in my living room that my sweet husband built for me. Now mine is nowhere near the scale of this one, but she is a beautiful candy apple red with gold trim, and maybe one day I'll actually let him fly it! :)