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Upcoming Northwest control-line events:

Skyraiders Swap Meet June 26
Lucky Hand Fun Fly July 10
Stunt-a-Thon July 17-18
Bladder Grabber Aug. 13-14-15
Northwest Regionals Sept. 3-4-5

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


Control-line contests, soon to resume in the Pacific Northwest, are all about friendly competition. But there's another level of organized control-line flying event that's "just plane fun." That's the "fun fly." Coming up on July 10 is the Lucky Hand Fun Fly at Bill Riegel Model Airpark in Salem, Ore., where any kind of CL plane can be flown, and each flight gets a card in a poker hand that could win prizes. The photo above is Floyd Carter's Pied Piper in flight at the 2018 Lucky Hand. Watch Where the Action Is for details of all upcoming CL events in the region. Flying Lines photo.

Put your airplane photo here! Submit a photo of your latest plane our your favorite plane to Flying Lines! To see photos of great Northwest control-line model airplanes, see the Favorite Planes section.


Northwest control-line news headlines

<< New! Gene Pape's June 2021 column: More on batteries, and a simple Fast Combat plane See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club June 2021 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

New! Read July 2021 edition of New England Combat News
in Combat section

New! Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club April-May-June 2021 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

New! Back Issues project continues with August 1998 Flying Lines newsletter
See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

New! Read NCLRA May 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

New! Change in Vintage Diesel Combat engine rule approved for 2021
See article in NW Rules section

Read May 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News and June 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

A plane for the International Team Race postal contest See article in Racing section

Read June 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read inaugural edition of the Hobbins Hobbies newsletter
Lots of good info from popular UK kit maker

<< Read John Thompson's April 2021 Round & Round: Nostalgia for the Navion

Read NCLRA April 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read April 2021 Competition Newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

<< Breaking pylons and influencing people See article in Speed section

Read April 2021 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

See April 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

WOLF Spring Fling Fun Fly draws record crowd to Salem See article in NW Club News >>

Gene Pape's March 2021 column: Covering with laminating film See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

NW CL flier, designer Bill Darkow dies See obituary>>

Orin Humphries' March 2021 column: Those baffling fuel tanks in Scale Matters in Scale section

Read the March 2021 Hi-Low Landings in Navy Carrier section

The Thing One jet See article in Speed section

Read the March 2021 edition of Australian Conrol-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Buzz Wilson's March 2021 column: Construction notes for electronic launcher
See Musings from the Combat Pits in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's February 2021 column: Electronic Combat plane launcher See Musings from the Combat Pits in Combat section

Carl BerrymanRead NCLRA February 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Carl Berryman obituary See article in Combat section >>

Interested in resurrecting Vintage Diesel Combat? See discussion thread in NW CL Forum

Read the February 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Gene Pape's January 2021 column: Fly Me See Miscellaneous Stuff Also included: Sign up for a new run of Nelson .36 engines!

A fixture for aligning a jet engine See article in Speed section

Read January-February 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< Northwest racer Tom Knoppi dies See obituary

Read the January 2021 issue of the Circle Flyer, the newsletter of the Milwaukee Circle Masters

Read Second 2020 edition of Sweden's LINA newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read Gene Pape's December 2020 column: Trainers and test stands See Miscellaneous Stuff

Read the December 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read NCLRA December 2020 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

<< Kenny and the Jets: 2020 winter projects See article in Speed section

Read December 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Interested in making your own model airplane fuel? Read Paul Gibeault's Fuel Guide article

<< Dennis Nunes' design and construction of the electric Circulas See article in Aerobatics section

Read the November 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section


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