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Upcoming Northwest control-line events:

Bladder Grabber Aug. 13-14-15
Northwest Regionals postponed until Sept. 3-4-5
Jim Walker Memorial CANCELED for 2021!

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


Mike Potter's Mo-Bipe, powered by an Enya .35SS helicopter engine, is seen at the Wolf Spring Fling Fun Fly in Salem, Ore., on March 27. The plane is flown in Nostalgia Profile Carrier competition. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Back Issues project continues with November 1997 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eugene Prop Spinners club March 2021 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

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

Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club January-March 2021 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

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


For past Flying Lines articles, See FL News Archive


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