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Next Northwest control-line event: Northwest Regionals See Where the Action Is


Don Chandler's P-47 makes a flight in the Sport Scale competition at the 2015 Northwest Regionals in Roseburg, Ore. Some of the world's best control-line model airplane fliers will bring their outstanding models to the the 45th Northwest Regionals in Roseburg on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-28-29. Details about the contest can be found at Where the Action Is. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Combat's First 20 Years fifth installment: The Broadway Bod Busters in Combat section

New! Read Gene Pape's third Miscellaneous Stuff; the May 2016 article is on Frayed lines, stiff wings and little engines

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club May 2016 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download See Northwest Club News

New! Back issues project continues with June 1983 Flying Lines edition See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

New! Paul Walker's May 2016 column: Flying in 'dead air' See Walker on Stunt in Aerobatics section

New! U.S. wins gold in Aerobatics at the Control-Line World Championships! See results at the World Championships website

New! Combat's First 20 Years fourth installment: Tom Schaefer biography in Combat section

Longtime Northwest CL modeler Dick Salter dies See obituary >>

Blondie gets a speeding ticket See article in Speed section

Paul Walker's April 2016 column: Flying in the Wind Part 2
See Walker on Stunt in Aerobatics section

Northwest points races get underway at the Jim Walker Memorial
See Northwest Standings page

Flyer for Stunt-a-Thon contest now available for download in Where the Action Is

2016 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up results and photos See article on Northwest Fireballs page in Northwest Club News >>

Control-line's past revisited: See group photo of 1962 Skyraiders in Northwest CL History section

Nostalgia and other items See article in Scale Matters column

Stunt flier Rex Abbot dies See obituary >>

New! Northwest Skyraiders meeting minutes now posted monthly
on Skyraiders page in NW Club News

Paul Walker's March 2016 column: Flying in the Wind Part 1 See Walker on Stunt in Aerobatics section

2016 Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 enjoys break in the weather See article on Western Oregon Control-line Flyers page

Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club January-March 2016 Wolf Call newsletter available for download
See Northwest Club News

<< Combat's First 20 Years second installment: Rich Lopez biography in Combat section

Read Gene Pape's second Miscellaneous Stuff; the February 2016 article is on covering the Demon, fun with combat, and ASP engines

Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 report and photo gallery See article >>

Paul Walker's February 2016 column: An adjustable flap mechanism See Walker on Stunt in Aerobatics section

<< Combat Graffiti 2016 promo See article in Combat section

New Regular Column! Read Neil Simpson's Combat's First 20 Years in Combat section

Approved! Rule change clarifies Sport 40 Navy Carrier carburetor specification See article in Northwest Rules section

January 2016 edition of Northwest Speed Flyer newsletter available for download in Speed section

2016 Polar Bear Fun Fly starts the B.C. year off cold See article

2016 Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 starts the Oregon control-line season See article on Northwest Fireballs page in Northwest Club News

Seventh Installment of Paul Walker's treatise on trim: Chapter 7 of the Trim Flow Chart: Putting it to work See Walker on Stunt in Regular columns

Cox, Rush share 2015 Competitor of Year title See article on NW Standings page

2016 Postal Carrier Contest scheduled See article in Navy Carrier section


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This vintage control-line cartoon is from the Tom Wilk collection, which is available on CD. See Flying Flea Market for ordering details.