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Next Northwest CL event: Fall Follies

Stunt-a-Thon '20 CANCELED

R.F. Stevenson Memorial Raider Roundup CANCELED

Northwest Regionals CANCELED

See Where the Action Is for details on all upcoming events


"What do you do when you can't cross the border and all your go-fast stuff is built?" asks Ken Burdick of Kamloops, B.C., who is usually noted for Speed and Combat building and flying. "Drag out the stupid scale project you've been saving ..." So Ken built this Nieuport 28 from a Sterling kit; it's covered in Sig nylon and finished with Rustoleum white semi-gloss. Power is a Fora Jr. diesel. Ken is still working out how to put in the guy wires. Ken Burdick photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Read Zoot Zoomer's August 2020 column: The Artesian for Northwest Sport Race in Racing section >>

New! Back Issues project continues with November 1995 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

New! Read Gene Pape's July 2020 column: Tubing, glue, props, etc. See Miscellaneous Stuff

New! Instant collector's item! 2020 'Phantom Regionals' T-shirts Order yours today with free shipping! >>

New! Read NCLRA August 2020 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

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

New! 2020 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article >>

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club July 2020 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

<< Zoot Zoomer builds the Kansas Twister See article in Speed section

1960s CL flier Gary Yamamoto dies See obituary

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club June-July 2020 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

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

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

Remembering 'The Match' – and the respect See article in Combat section

Read Gene Pape's June 2020 column:
Fly by yourself with the Combat launcher -- See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< Building the Top Cat See article in Speed section

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

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

Speed enthusiast Ron Bennett dies See obituary >>

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Read PAMPA report on 32nd Vintage Stunt Championships

<< CL model manufacturer John Brodak dies See Stunt Hangar comment thread Also see funeral home obituary and Brodak Manufacturing website

Read Gene Pape's April 2020 column: Batteries, vintage Combat See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

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

Carrier enthusiast Joe Just dies See obituary >>

Another fine control-line workshop captured in photos! See NW CL workshops

<< Combat flier Don McKay dies See obituary

Beginner's approach to F2A Speed, Part 2 See article in Speed section

Read April 2020 edition of New England Combat Newsin Combat section

Read Gene Pape's March 2020 column: Try this at home! See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< Help us identify the mystery monoplane featured in the February 2020 column of Orin Humphries' Scale Matters

Read the February 2020 issue of Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter

Get the last drop out of your glue bottles: See Shop Tips

Read Winter 2020 edition of NewEngland Combat News in Combat section

<< Flying between raindrops at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 See article

2020 Northwest Vintage Combat rules posted in NW Rules section

Fireballs 2020 banquet report See article in NW Club News

A Formula 40 Speed Plane for 2020 See article in Speed section

Poll! Would you enter Nostalgia 30 Stunt at the 2020 Regionals?Let us know your thinking in the poll on the NW CL Forum

Read Final 2019 edition of Britain's Combat Flyers Association newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Oregon and B.C. fliers kick off 2020 Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

<< Russ Hester is 2019 Competitor of the Year See article and 2019 Final Standings

Read NCLRA Torque Roll newsletter 147 in Racing section

A beginner's approach to F2A Speed See article in Speed section


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