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New issue added April 21, 2017

The Flying Lines newsletter was published from May 1979 until all of its features were adapted into the Flying Lines website in 2006.

As with the current website, Flying Lines newsletter was a complete, independent source for all control-line flying news in the Pacific Northwest. Some Northwest fliers have complete collections. Requests occasionally still come in for back issues.

Since conversion to a website in 2006, it has been a goal of the FL staff to get all of the 214 issues of the printed FL online for download as PDF documents. Randy James, a CL flier in Silvana, Wash., has been providing scanning services, and issues are being added regularly.

Those listed available can be downloaded now. Please check back for additional issues.

Most editions are now searchable! Just open the document in Adobe Reader, hit Control-F (or Apple-F) and type in the word you're looking for, and hit "enter."

Printed copies of many editions of the Flying Lines newsletter are available for a nominal fee. If you would like to order printed back issues, contact Flying Lines Newsletter Editor Mike Hazel.

Click here to download the list of available printed back issues.

No. 1, May 1979 -- The first issue. Includes complete results of first Drizzle Circuit winter contest series.

No. 2, June 1979 -- Complete results of the 1979 Northwest Regionals, stunt column by Rich Schaper, Navy Carrier by Orin Humphries.

No. 3, July 1979 -- Results of AAA summer speed and racing meet in Eugene, combat contest in Redmond, Wash., columns on speed by Mike Hazel and sport flying by Chris Genna, and article on propeller design by Scott Newkirk.

No. 4, August 1979 -- Nats highlights, Boeing Management Association CL Contest results.

No. 5, September 1979 -- Portland CL Classic results, Drizzle Circuit No. 2 advance article, RatBash '79 results.

No. 6, October 1979 -- Bladder Grabber IV report, Clambash contest report.

No. 7, November 1979 -- Fall schedule, How to set up a K&B .35 for Racing, "Pylon Poop" Speed column.

No. 8, December 1979 -- Turkey Tournament results, Racing and Combat columns, an FAI Combat design

No. 9, January 1980 -- Drizzle Circuit opener results, Combat primer, standings, records, Stunt and Combat columns.

No. 10, February 1980 -- 1980 season preview, Drizzle Circuit report, Scale column, poll on making Fox .35 only engine for Northwest Sport Race.

Drizzle Circuit Update Extra, February 1980

No. 11, March 1980 -- Two Oregon contest reports, beginning of Northwest Standings feature, Records update, Fox .35 NWSR proposal update, Speed and Combat columns.

No. 12, April 1980 -- Drizzle Circuit report, Records, Standings, Seattle Skyraiders officers election, Carrie and Stunt columns, Regionals flyer.

No. 13, May 1980 -- Drizzle Circuit season wrapup, Benton County RC Show demo report, Northwest Sport Combat concept.

No. 14, June 1980 -- Regionals results, Yakima contest results, The Newkirk .15, Stunt column, CLAMs demo report, NW Sport Combat Rules

No. 15, July 1980 -- CLAMBash contest report, announcement of split sport racing class (Northwest Sport Race becomes NWSR and Northwest Super Sport Race) for 1981, Combat and Racing columns

No. 16, August 1980 -- Boeing Hawks Air Fair and Great Northwest Combat Championships contest reports, Creswell Air Fair demo report, Skyraiders notes, Flight School column, Combat Zone column, and lots of miscellaneous reports, letters and event flyers.

No 17, September 1980 -- Reports on Eugene Summer Meet, U.S. Nats, World Championships, Canadian Nats; Navy Carrier column, letters, records and standings

No. 18, October 1980 -- Fox provides engines for new Northwest Sport Race rules, Drizzle Circuit racing schedule, first Stuntathon announced, Paul Walker's Stunt Scene column, Mike Hazel's Speed Scoop column, Skyraiders news, Old-Time Stunt explained, lots of letters to the editor.

No. 19, November 1980 -- Bladder Grabber combat contest report, Stuntathon report, Schaper on Stunt column, "Ridiculous" column by Rich Porter, index to previous articles, letters, schedule and more.

No. 20, December 1980 -- Racing Drizzle Circuit advance, Turkey Tournament report, records, standings, Cuts & Kills by Buzz Wilson, Racing Roundup by Mike Hazel, calendar and lots of letters.

No. 21, January 1981 -- Results of first split-class Northwest Drizzle Circuit contest, final 1980 Northwest CL standings, CL Scale by Orin Humphries, Stunt Scene by Paul Walker including an early version of his famous trim flow chart, calendar, records and letters.

No. 22, February 1981 -- Drizzle Circuit Contest 2 results, STP Combat design in Gene Pape's Combat Zone column, Hook Nook carrier column by Orin Humphries, standings, records, letters, photos and contest flyers.

No. 23, March 1981 -- Drizzle Circuit Contest 3 results, finishing tips by John Clemans, Speed Scoop column by Mike Hazel, Schaper on Stunt, standings, records, letters, ads and photos.

No. 24, April 1981 -- Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 4 results, Carkeek Park contest results, 1/2-A Day contest results, Racing Roundup by Mike Hazel, and lots more.

No. 25, May 1981 -- Drizzle Circuit final results, Skyraiders Triathlon results, Benton County RC Show demo report, Scale by Orin Humphries, records, standings, calendar, photos and more.

No. 26, June 1981 -- Regionals report, CLAMbash report, Speed & Racing Contest report, Plans and construction article on the Cheap Imitation 1/2-A combat plane design in Gene Pape's Combat Zone column, Flight School column by John Thompson, standings, records, letters, flyers, photos and more.

No. 27, August 1981 -- U.S. Nationals report, Bladder Grabber report, Boeing meet report, Drizzle Circuit advance article, Sunday Flier column by Larry Miles, Stunt Scene column by Paul Walker, standings, records, calendar, letters, photos and more.

No. 28, September 1981 -- Shady Acres combat report, Eugene Summer Meet report, Skyraiders 3x1 Report, Western States CL Championships report, Speed Scoop by Mike Hazel, Hook Nook by Orin Humphries, U.S. Nats stunt report by Paul Walker, How to set up an O.S. .40FSR by Don McClave.

No. 29, October 1981 -- Report on first-ever Raider Roundup, Stunt-a-Thon '81 report, Scale column by Orin Humphries, letters, records, standings, photos and more.

No. 30, November 1981 -- Advance on '81-82 Drizzle Circuit racing series, Combat Zone by Gene Pape, index of issues 13-24, Proposal by Larry Miles for bringing CL flying to the general public, letters, photos and more.

No. 31, December 1981 -- Turkey Tournament report, Racing Roundup by Mike Hazel, Flight School by John Thompson, calendar, letters and more.

No. 32, January 1982 --Drizzle Circuit opener contest report, Stunt Scene by Paul Walker, Don McClave personal profile, article on preparation by Joe Just, Sunday Flier by Larry Miles, Letters, Standings, Records, Photos and more.

No. 33, February 1982 -- Paul Walker wins Northwest Sport Race at Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 2, Hook Nook and Scale columns by Orin Humphries, Profile on Terry Miller, Aeromodelers beginners' association promoted, 10 commandments of etiquette in the circle by Rory Tennison, photos and more.

No. 34, March 1982 -- 1/2-A Fun Day report, Cuts & Kills by John Thompson, Profile on Joe Just, photos and lots of miscellany.

No. 35, May 1982 -- Results of Drizzle Circuit Contests 3, 4, an 5 and final circuit results, Seattle 3x1 Day results, announcement of formation of North American Speed Society, standings, records, letters, photos and more.

No, 36, June 1982 -- Northwest Regionals report, Skyraiders Spring Tune-Up report, Speed Scoop by Mike Hazel, photos, flyers and more.

No. 37, August 1982 -- Clambash contest report, Bladder Grabber report, BMA Air Fair report, Stunt Scene by Paul Walker, Frank Macy article on invention of control-line, standings, records, letters, photos and more.

No. 38, September 1982 -- Raider Roundup results, Intermountain Scale Builders contest report, Eugene Summer Meet results, Western States CL Championships results, Nats stunt results, Canadian Nationals results, records, standings, photos, flyers and more.

No. 39, October 1982 -- Stunt-a-Thon results, Racing Roundup by Mike Hazel, Combat Zone by Gene Pape, Rich McConnell modeler profile, index to FL articles, photos, lots of letters, standings and more.

No. 40, November 1982 -- Advance on fifth annual racing Drizzle Circuit, rules, calendar, letters, photos and more.

No. 41, January 1983 -- Drizzle Circuit Racing Contest 1 report, FL Turkey Tournament report, final 1082 competition standings, Northwest records, AMA rules report, proposal for a Jim Walker event, rules for new Sport Combat event, letters and more.

No. 42, February 1983 -- Regionals planning report, Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 2 report, Hook Nook by Orin Humphries, Sunday Flier by Larry Miles, Frank Macy profile, Combat Zone by Gene Pape, Flight School by John Thompson, calendar, standings, photos, letters and more.

No. 43, March 1983 -- Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 3 report, Expo '83 report, Frank Hunt profile, CL Scale by Orin Humphries, Stunt Scene by Paul Walker, Speed Scoop by Mike Hazel, cartoons, photos, standings, letters and more.

No. 44, April 1983 -- Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 4 report, Hook Nook carroier column by Orin Humphries, Cuts and Kills combat column by John Thompson, calendar, letters, classified ads and more.

No. 45, May 1983 -- Drizzle Circuit season championship results, Racing Roundup by Mike Hazel, Sunday Flier by Larry Miles, standings, records, letters, photos and more.

No. 46, June 1983 -- Northwest Regionals report, Skyraiders Tune-Up meet report, CL Scale column by Orin Humphries, standings, records, hobby shop directory, photos and more.

No. 47, August 1983 -- U.S. Nats report, Bladder Grabber VIII report, Clambash report, Air Fair '83 report, July speed meet report, FAI Eliminations and stunt meet report, Stunt Scene column by Paul Walker, standings, records, letter, photos and more.

No. 48, September 1983 -- Raider Roundup report, Spanaway Spectactular report, '83 Nats report by Paul Walker, Speed Scoop by Mike Hazel, standings, records, letters, photos, contest flyers and more.

No. 49, November 1983 -- Drizzle Circuit Year 6 advance, Jim Walker Exhibition and Stunt-a-Thon report, Contest Board report, Combat Zone column by Gene Pape, Hook Nook column by Orin Humphries, standings, records, letters contest flyers, cartoons and more.

No. 50, December 1983 -- Drizzle Circuit Tune-Up Contest report, Flying Lines Benefit Turkey Tournament report, Flight School column by Ken Burdick, Sunday Flier column by Larry Miles, Racing Roundup by Mike Hazel, letters, photos, standings and more.

No. 51, January 1984 -- Report on first two Drizzle Circuit racing contests, Competitor of the Year, report on U.S. Team Race Trials, Control Line Scale column by Orin Humphries, standings, records, calendar, photos, cartoon and more.

No. 52, February 1984 -- Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 3 report, Old-Time Stunt explanatory article, Sunday Flier column by Larry Miles, second "George Award," Stunt Scene column by Paul Walker, standings, photos, cartoon, letters, photos and more.

No. 53, April 1984 -- Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 4 report, third "George Award," Speed Scoop column by Mike Hazel, Combat Zone column by Gene Pape, standings, records, photos, letters, calendar and more.

No. 54, May 1984 -- Fifth anniversary issue features final Drizzle Circuit season report, Skyraiders 3x1 Meet report, First and Probably Not Annual Last Minute Half-A Combat Kamikaze Day report, Hook Nook column by Orin Humphries, standings, records, letters, cartoon, photos and more.

No. 55, June-July 1984 -- Northwest Regionals report, Spanaway Spectacular contest report, Flight School column by Ken Burdick, standings, records, photos, letters, cartoons and more.

No. 56, August 1984 -- Reno Nationals report, Bladder Grabber combat tournament report, Stuntacular contest report, Air Fair contest report, CLAMbash report, George Award, Scale column by Orin Humphries, cartoons, standings, records, letters and more.

No. 57, October 1984 -- Raider Roundup report, Intermountain Scale Builders meet report, VGMC Internats report, AMA rules proposals report, Stunt Scene column by Paul Walker, standings, photos and more.

Just added! No. 58, November 1984 -- Stunt-A-Thon contest report, Combat Cash Clash contest report, George Award, Sunday Flier column by Larry Miles, Combat Zone column by Gene Pape, letters, photos and more.

Just added! No. 59, December 1984 -- Postal Turkey Tournament report, B.C. Northwest Sport Race report, Racing Roundup column by Mike Hazel, Hook Nook Navy Carrier column by Orin Humphries, editor's Cockpit Chatter column, Standings, calendar, letters, cartoon, photos and more.

Just added! No. 60, January 1985 -- Seventh annual Drizzle Circuit Contest No. 1 report, 1984 Competitor of the Year, Control-Line Scale column by Orin Humphries, Stunt Scene column by Paul Walker, propeller accident report, photos, standings, letters and more.

No. 214, March-April 2006 -- Ron Salo obituary, The Real Dirt on Lustre Kote, Floyd Carter on Old-Time Stunt, and more.


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