The fliers at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 at Sunshine Park in Roseburg, Ore., posed with some of the planes after the flying was finished. Kneeling, from left: Bill Toschik, Russell Shaffer, Bob Lewis, Jim Cameron, Dave Shrum, Mike Massey. Standing, from left: Jim Corbett, Mark Hansen, Gene Pape, Mike Denlis, Ron Anderson, John Thompson, Bill Mix, Gordon Rea, Pete Benning. Also attending but not pictured were Joe Messinger, Don Anthony, Mike McGowan, Randy Russell, Dan Jennings, Nick Cox and Floyd Carter. Dean Rea photo.
Oregon Flying Fun No. 2
Another fine flying day at Sunshine Park
Feb. 9, 2013, Roseburg, Ore.
OK, we have to admit, the annual fun fly in Roseburg wan't quite as sunny as it has been the previous three Februaries. It was only partly sunny, and the temperature was in the 40s and low 50s. But 23 fliers showed up to put in 63 flights in almost calm air. The second stop on the annual Oregon Flying Fun series was, once again, a resounding success. As always, the Umpqua Valley fliers hosted a fine event with two-plus manicured flying circles, fine food and a great array of very nice flying raffle prizes.
Fliers this year came from Portland and Klamath Falls as well as from the Roseburg and Eugene areas.
There were planes of all types, mostly sport and stunt planes but several cute 1/2-A sport planes, a twin-engine plane, several biplanes, a Flying Flounder and even an electric RC conversion. The Roseburg fliers provided a trainer and gave one former flier his first flight in several decades.
Information about regular control-line flying in the Umpqua Valley can be obtained from Dave Shrum.
Below is a gallery of photos that captures some of the action.
The third in the series of four Oregon fun flies is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bill Riegel Model Airpark at the Salem, Ore., Airport, on Saturday, March 2. See Where the Action Is for details.
Oregon Flying Fun 2 photos
Bob Lewis of Roseburg likes Magicians. This is one of several he has built, caught in flight. Flying Lines photo.
Another of Bob Lewis' Magicians Flying Lines photo.
Pete Benning of Roseburg likes bipes. His excellent-flying 38 Special with a full fuselage is flanked by two Beech Staggerwings. Flying Lines photo.
Bob Lewis' P-40. Flying Lines photo.
A .60-powered old-timer. Flying Lines photo.
Bill Toschik of Klamath Falls flew this Twister. Flying Lines photo.
At left, Russell Shaffer flies. At right, Bob Lewis. Flying Lines photos.
Bill and Brenda Toschik. Flying Lines photo.
A fleet of well-used planes from the Portland fliers, Jim Cameron and Mark Hansen. Flying Lines photo.
Cute little planes owned by Mike Denlis (left) and John Thompson. Flying Lnes photo.
The three planes in the foreground are Floyd Carter's fleet. Flying Lines photo.
Dave Shrum's little diesel-powered Shoestring. Flying Lines photo.
A trainer plane provided by the Roseburg fliers. Flying Lines photo.
Bill Mix with his Weekender. Dean Rea photo.
Gordon Rea's fleet. Flying Lines photo.
Pete Benning launches the trainer for Joe Messinger to get in his first flight in many years. Flying Lines photo.
Dave Shrum flies. Flying Lines photo.
Mike Massey (left) and Dean Rea from Eugene. Flying Line photo.
Ron Anderson of Vancouver, Wash. (left) and Jim Corbett of Eugene. Flying Lines photo.
Russell Shaffer starts the engine on his Flying Flounder. Flying Lines photo.
Bill Toschik launches the Flounder. Flying Lines photo.
Bob Lewis' Tomahawk II. Flying Lines photo.
Dave Shrum's Sophomore, powered by a very early Torpedo engine. Flying Lines photo.
Mike Denlis flies his electric-powered RC plane, converted to control-line but still using the RC throttle (he has the transmitter in his left hand). Gene Pape photo.
Russell Shaffer's Flite Streak Bipe. Flying Lines photo.
Bob Lewis and Dave Shrum show off the roll of flying raffle tickets, illustrating how many flights were made! Flying Lines photo.
This page was upated Feb. 12, 2013