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Next Northwest CL event: Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 See Where the Action Is

Winter is building season, and Combat flier Russ Hester of Florence, Ore., has been busy. Here is his newly finished fleet of planes for AMA Fast Combat and 1/2-A Combat. The fast design is called the Shocker and the 1/2-A is called Lil' Shocker. All have internal line-tension flyaway shutoffs of Hester's own design. Information about 2019 contests is beginning to appear in Where the Action Is. Flying Lines photo.

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New! Back Issues project continues with September-October 1987 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

New! Northwest Regionals flyer and entry forms are now available! Get a discount on your entry and T-shirt by entering in advance! Sweatshirts are available this year by pre-entry only! See Where the Action Is

Updated! Buzz Wilson's January 2019 Musings from the Combat Pits column: Combat 60 years ago

New! CL opens 2019 alive and well at Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

Updated! Four engines proposed for addition to the Northwest Sport Race list
See article in Northwest Rules section

80mph Combat line specification change proposed See article in Northwest Rules section

Eugene Prop Spinners club December 2018 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club October-December 2018 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Mike Hazel regains Competitor of the Year Title See article and NW Standings >>

Longer lines proposed for fast Clown Race See article in Northwest Rules section

Express your views on 2019 Regionals lodging options on the NW CL Forum

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