2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, TOPGUN. Yes, the official way to refer to the school is one word! Earlier in 2019 the 50th anniversary class of students graduated from the school at NAS Fallon.
Considering the historic nature of their graduating class they commissioned a special painting for the occasion. The class reached out to artist Rick Herter and asked if he would create a painting that captured the essence of TOPGUN over the last 50 years. The result was the painting, “Fight’s On!” which now resides on the entrance wall at the Navy Fighter Weapons School.
For the anniversary, Rick produced a limited edition of 100 prints with the first numbers in the edition signed by members of the 50th Anniversary Class. Most of the edition has been sold out to TOPGUN instructors and former graduates but the Aviation Art Hangar has access to a limited number of Class-signed prints and regular artist-signed prints. Don’t hesitate, as this is already an almost sold out edition!