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.
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Northwest control-line news headlines
New! Change in Vintage Diesel Combat engine rule approved for 2021
See article in NW Rules section
A plane for the International Team Race postal contest See article in Racing section
<< Breaking pylons and influencing people See article in Speed section
WOLF Spring Fling Fun Fly draws record crowd to Salem See article in NW Club News >>
NW CL flier, designer Bill Darkow dies See obituary>>
Carl Berryman obituary See article in Combat section >>
Interested in resurrecting Vintage Diesel Combat? See discussion thread in NW CL Forum
A fixture for aligning a jet engine See article in Speed section
<< Northwest racer Tom Knoppi dies See obituary
<< Kenny and the Jets: 2020 winter projects See article in Speed 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
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Flying Lines -- Daily News of Northwest Control-Line model aviation
Editor: John Thompson | Associate Editors: Mike Hazel and Barbara White
This page was upated June 21, 2021
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.