This is the "Latest News" archive of articles from the Flying Lines web site from 2006.
Engine setup advice from Buzz Wilson See Combat section
How does it feel? Bruce Hunt analyzes stunt piloting See Heavy Stunt in Aerobatics section
Tips from Fall Follies 80mph Combat champ Buzz Wilson. See Combat section
Don McClave describes his Tucker Special transformation Full story
Big turnout closes the Northwest contest season in Salem Full story
Rice Mill site in B.C. hooks some new carrier fliers Full story
Columbia Basin Control Liners Fun Fly report Full story
The Raider Roundup, as it's also known, produces some surprising results in Seattle. Full story
Speed fliers get going fast at Bill Riegel Field! Full story
BC model fliers know how to put the "fun" in fun-fly. Full story
Willamette Valley fliers gather in Salem Full story
Mel Lyne is last man standing in top-gun fast combat tournament Full story
Second annual McMinnville aerobatic extravaganza! Full story
Carrier results and a NW endurance record Full story
Dirty Dan reports on the annual VGMC contest. Full story
Get full results on World Championships web site
Get the full AMA unofficial report. Full story.
Bill Riegel Field hosts the annual summer poker hand fun fly. Full story.
An evening of fun flying in Salem Full story
Aerobatics fliers gather in Puyallup, Wash., for two days of flying in great weather on a fun flying venue. Full story.
Think Northwest weather causes problems for flying? The New Orleans club field was devastated. Article and photos tell how they recovered from the damage. Full story.
PAMPA Rules Chairperson Alice Cotton-Royer brings OTS fliers up to date Full story
Floyd "Dr. Spark" Carter describes the successful Electric Ringmaster project. Full story
78 fliers brave the weather for the 35th annual Northwest CL showcase. Full story
Northwest Skyraiders enjoy a lovely spring day. Lots of photos! Full story
Control-liners celebrate the 100th birthday of Jim Walker, and gather for fun and dBat. Full story.
Northwest fliers gather in Portland on April 21-23 for multi-event contest. Full story
New "Heavy Stunt" column by a Northwest expert. See Aerobatics section
Fliers gather at DeAlton-Bibbee Field on a beautiful April day. Full story
Got a little time for a mini-vacation in the Willamette Valley? Here are tips for some non-modeling fun. Full story
Right next to the Regionals flying field, pilots will be landing and lunch will be served! Full story.
The region's ingition Old-Time Stunt expert travels to Tucson. See Aerobatics area
Todd Ryan reveals all the secrets of a good racing tank. See Racing area
Crowd gathers to fly at Bill Riegel Field on March 18. Full story.
A true gentlemen of Northwest CL flying suffers a heart attack. Full Story.
Charlie Matheny of Stanwood, Wash., is an Iraq war casualty. Full story Report updated March 15
Here's one thing that can go wrong when using a stooge. By John Thompson. See Aerobatics area.
Paul Gibeault reports on his 2005 experiment. See Racing area.
The Northwest Control-Line Regionals model airplane contest returns to Eugene on Memorial Day Weekend, 2006. Full story. You can download the Regionals Flyer, advance entry form and swap meet and motel info from the Where the Action Is calendar. Also see the event category pages for notes on specific events at the Regionals, and see the Northwest Message Boards page for Regionals discussion.
The Willamette Modelers will again host the swap meet associated with the Regionals. This year, admission to the swap meet gets you in to the Oregon Air & Space Museum. Full story.
Dave Shrum describes the new web site and product development of Frank Macy's Jim Walker heritage company. Full story
Floyd Carter describes the popular nostalgia event. See Aerobatics area.
Oregon CL fliers gathered under sunny skies on Feb. 19 at the site of the upcoming Northwest Regionals. See Contest News.
See who was the top overall competitor in Northwest contests in 2005 in the Standings section.
Check out the Club News section to find out what's happening on Northwest flying circles. The Evergreen Aero Modelers of McMinnville (TEAM) February newsletter is posted on the TEAM club page as a PDF, containing info on an upcoming static show and a big swap meet. Eugene Prop Spinners club page features early 2006 flying sessions and Floyd Carter's new sparker.
The club is devoted entirely to the old-time and classic Ringmaster design. Full story.
These are columns of general control-line flying interest. See the individual event areas for other columns of interest specifically to those categories.
Notes and editorials from the editor, John Thompson
PAMPA Dist. XI representative Bruce Hunt shares aerobatics tips and philosophy
Speed competition notes by Mike Hazel
Aerobatics flier and PAMPA rules chairman Alice Cotton-Royer discussions various stunt topics
Stunt and other bad-boy commentary By Dan Rutherford
The control-line modeler at large, by John Thompson
A variety of subjects on control-line flying and safety
Combat information by Gary Harris
News and views by Mike Hazel
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