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Next Northwest CL event: VGMC 85th Anniversary Celebration and Fun Fly

Northwest Regionals NOW SCHEDULED for Sept. 18-19-20
Updated entry forms and flyer now available at Where the Action Is

Salem Summer Tune-Up CANCELED

Combat Graffiti 2020 event CANCELED

See Where the Action Is for details on all upcoming events


Here's another entry in the growing fleet of vintage Combat planes in the Northwest. Ken Burdick of Kamloops, B.C., built this Sneeker, a 1962 plane designed by Riley Wooten. The plane is scratch-built from plans from the Baxter/Mears Control-Line Plans site. Power is a Johnson ss 35 from 1964. The plane is covered with Silron and finished with nitrate dope and Rustoleum with auto clear coat on the top. An oversize 10x6 prop keeps the speed down to 75 mph. Ken Burdick photo

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Northwest control-line news headlines

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

New! Back Issues project continues with September-October 1995 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

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

New! Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club April-May 2020 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

<< New! Speed enthusiast Ron Bennett dies See obituary

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

Check out a new Flying Lines feature: Favorite control-line photos

New! 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

Read NCLRA April 2020 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

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

Read April 2020 edition of New England Combat News in 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


For past Flying Lines articles, See FL News Archive


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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.