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Next Northwest control-line event: Bladder Grabber Combat tournament

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The Wildman 60, designed in 1950 by teenager Floyd Carter, now of Eugene, Ore., is a popular Old-Time Stunt airplane. Floyd recently sent FL this photo of a Wildman 60 built by Glen Allison of Tucson, Ariz. Glen's plane is powered by a spark-ignition Spitfire .65 and has been flown in recent Vintage Stunt Championships contests in Tucson. Floyd Carter photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Back Issues project continues with January 2002 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

<< New! A visit with My Friend John
See article in Speed section

New! 2022 Skyraiders June Fun-Fly report See article in NW Club News

New! Orin Humphries' August 2022 Scale Matters column: Remote needle valves, and more


New! Fundraiser for Greg Machen

Control-line Combat flier Greg Machen of Belfair, Wash., recently was severely injured in a pyrotechnics accident. He is recovering from multiple injuries, but the ordeal has left him with medical and other expenses. His family has started a GoFundMe effort to raise some money to offset these expenses. Click here to donate.


New! NW 15 Fast Combat starting procedure revision, engine displacement adjustment approved See article in NW Rules section

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club July 2022 Prop Spinner Chatter available for download
in NW Club News

2022 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article >>

Good Bones: Restoring a D Speed plane See article in Speed section

Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club June 2022 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Southern Oregon Control-Line Get-Together draws 17 participants See article

Read NCLRA June 2022 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read June 2022 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Northwest Competition Standings updated with Stunt-a-Thon results

2022 Stunt-a-Thon results See article

<< Updated! 2022 Northwest Regionals report and photos See article

Read May 2022 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read May 2022 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up returns after pandemic See results and photos

From kit to Nats in 84 days See article in Scale section >>

Read NCLRA April 2022 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read March-April 2022 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

How trip strips can improve your Stunt plane's trim See article in Aerobatics section

Sunshine attracts 25 CL enthusiasts to Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 See article

<< A look at 3D printing for CL modeling See article

An Artesian for Northwest Sport Race See article in Racing section >>

Read NCLRA February 2022 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

<< Oregon fliers gather at new CL field for Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 See article

New membership rules for AMA and MAAC members: AMA members must now join MAAC to compete in Canada; Canadians must join AMA to fly in U.S. contests See article

<< Richard Entwhistle remembered See obituary

Zoot Zoomer's January 2022 column: Nostalgia Kansas Twister

Read January-February 2022 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

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

Control-line legend Phil Granderson dies See obituary >>

Fliers kick off 2022 at Portland's Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and B.C.'s Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

<< Longtime Skyraider Gary Letsinger dies See obituary

Orin Humphries' October 2021 Scale Matters column:
Prop pitches for sport planes in Scale section

Mike Hazel captures 2021 Competitor of the Year title See article >>

Read Second 2021 edition of Sweden's LINA control-line magazine in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section (60 pages!)


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