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Next Northwest control-line event: Oregon Flying Fun No. 3

See Where the Action Is for details on all upcoming Northwest control-line model aviation events

Regionals entry packet correction: The invitation in the mailed Northwest Regionals entry packet failed to mention the day of the celebration dinner. The dinner is at 7 p.m. of Regionals Saturday. An updated ticket order form can be found in Where the Action Is

Spring is when we begin seeing the new airplanes built over the winter, and one of the best places to see the new masterpieces is the annuall Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland. This lineup of warbirds for Precision Aerobatics debuted at the 2018 Jim Walker contest. From foreground to background: Chris Cox's Hellcat, Paul Walker's P-47 and Alan Resinger's Rare Bear. All were new for 2018; all electric powered. The 2023 Jim Walker Memorial will be held April 21-23. See Where the Action Is for details of that and other upcoming Northwest control-line events. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Dennis Nunes' Vintage Stunt Championships adventure
See article in Aerobatics section

New! Back Issues project continues with November 2003 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club March 2023 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

New! Combat legend Norm McFadden dies See obituary

New! Finding unobtainium Speed parts See article in Speed section

New! Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club January-February Wolf Call newsletter available in NW Club News

Read NCLRA January 2023 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Flying, food and prizes at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 See article

Northwest losing Salem CL field See article in NW Club News

Read January 2023 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

The Sport Goodyear challenge See article in Racing section

Creating a flying field: The Rogue Eagles CL circle story See article >>

<< Longtime Eugene Prop Spinner Tom Kopriva dies See obituary

Oregon opens 2023 season with Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 in Portland See article

Read Second 2022 edition of Sweden's LINA newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read December 2022 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

Howard Rush wins Competitor of the Year title See article

Gene Pape's December 2022 column: Cleaning engines, buying on eBay, oils
See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

Combat Legend Riley Wooten dies Dec. 16 >>
See articles:
Combat Legend Riley Wooten by Ken Burdick and Combat's First 20 Years: Riley Wooten

For past Flying Lines articles, See FL News Archive

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This cartoon is from the Tom Wilk collection. A collection of many control-line-related modeling cartoons is available on CD. See Flying Flea Market for details.