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Northwest Fireballs

The Northwest Fireballs control-line model airplane club is based in Portland, Ore.  The members fly several times a week at the Jim Walker Memorial Control-Line Flying Field at East Delta Park, where the club also hosts the annual Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up event every April.  E-mail for information about flying activities.  For more information about Jim Walker and his American Junior Aircraft Company, visit the American Junior website.


Club officers

Richard Entwhistle president
Doug Powers, vice president
Barbara White, secretary/treasurer
Jim Cameron, member at large
Gary Harris, safety officer

Interested in joining the Fireballs? Annual dues are $20; Academy of Model Aeronautics membership is required. E-mail for information

Click to see map of Delta Park flying field


New! Fireballs host 2017 Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 See article

Weather clears for Delta Park Northwest Sport Race See article

Fireballs take part in 2016 worldwide Ringmaster fun fly See article

Independence Day celebrated with Delta Park Fun Fly See article

2016 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up results and photos See article

2016 Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 starts the season at Delta Park See article

2015 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up results and photos See article

The Fireballs have been out practicing in Delta Park on every nice day in spring 2015, getting ready for the Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up, coming up on April 17-18-19. See Where the Action Is for details. At the field on April 1 were Dave Royer, Richard Entwhistle, Don Curry, Terrence Bardue, Leo Mehl, Doug Powers, Scott Riese, Ron Anderson and Jim Harper, along with visitor Fred Underwood and a couple of other visitors whose names we didn't catch. Jim Harper photo.

New! Oregon flying year kicks off with Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 at Delta Park See article

<< New! Obituary: Jerry Olson, 1952-2014 See article

2014 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up results and photos See article

Obituary: Geoffrey Christianson, 1931-2013 See article >>

Fireballs host 2013 Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 See article
Also see report on New Year's Eve flying

Fireballs Summer Picnic 2012 See article

Two-part Clown Contest results See article

Download March 2012 Fireball Flyer newsletter>>

Download February 2012 Fireball Flyer newsletter

Download January 2012 Fireball Flyer newsletter

Fliers greet new year at Delta Park with Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 See article

Download December 2011 Fireball Flyer newsletter

Download November 2011 Fireball Flyer newsletter

Download October 2011 Fireball Flyer newsletter
includes intra-club Clown Day report

New! Portland fun flies ring in the year 2011 See article

Results of Fireballs Clowning Around contest See article

2010 Jim Walker Memorial Tune-up report See article

Fireballs and friends inaugurate 2010 flying in fun-fly at Delta Park See article

Fireballs to host multi-event Flying Clown Day in 2010 See article

A typical flying day at East Delta Park See article

Wayne Spears obituary, memorial service information See article

Portland area fliers meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (with occasional weekend flying) at East Delta Park.  There's usually a good group on hand, sometimes a dozen or more. On a recent Friday, these Fireballs members modeled their new hats. Geoff Christianson photo.

The Northwest Fireballs flew their second annual demonstration on July 4, 2009, at Happy Valley Park near Portland. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Richard Entwhistle, Jim Harper, Jerry Olson and Gary Harris; (front row) Irene Heen, Jim Cameron, Doug Powers. Not shown are Mark Hansen and Barbara White. See article. Barbara White photo.

Happy Valley July 4, 2009, Flying Demonstration report

Jim Walker Memorial contest 2009 report

Jim Walker Memorial contest 2008 report

Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 2008 report

Jim Walker Memorial contest 2007 report

Oregon Flying Fun 2007 No. 1 report

 

Here are the Fireballs attending the March 13, 2011 meeting at Doug Powers' house. Left to right: Scott Riese, Leo Mehl, and (on the sofa, behind Leo) Jerry Olson, Doug Powers and Mark Hansen, Bill Lee, Ron Anderson, Jim Cameron, Alice Cotton-Royer, Dave Royer, Jim Harper, Don Curry and Richard Entwhistle. Fireballs photo.

The pleasant setting at East Delta Park in Portland, Oregon, is the site of the annual Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-up contest (a stunt flier performs on the asphalt circle, above) and other organized flying activities through the year, as well as regular informal flying sessions.  In photo below, a Fireball member does a final pass on the grass flying area before a contest. Leo Mehl photos.

Map of East Delta Park, Portland, home of Fireballs flying


Northwest Fireballs membership roster

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This page was upated Jan. 3, 2017