18 April Scout Topgun!Waring Hills Apr 19, 2009
Boy Scout Troop 245 from Cumming, Georgia, attended the aviation merit badge class onboard Yorktown this weekend at Patriots Point. The troop did a pretty good job in the combat portion, and a few scouts got 2 kills on their flights (not a good idea when there are only 2 planes in the fight, definitely not career enhancing!). Scout Russell Wofford made an overshoot on his attack, but made a nice recovery with his Hellcat and got in position for a reattack…result splash one Betty… and Russell achieved Topgun status. He is only the 5th scout to earn this achievement in 2009.