The series of Oregon fun-flies was named "Winter Flying Fun"
last year, but this year it spilled into spring with the finale in McMinnville,
Ore., and it was truly a fabulous spring day for the gathering at DeAlton-Bibbee
Field, the control-line and RC model aviation complex alongside the Evergreen
Aviation Museum (home of the Spruce Goose).
About a dozen fliers showed up, along with lots of spectators spilling
out of the museum. It was partly cloudy, partly sunny, and almost windless.
Flying went on continuously from before 10 a.m. until well after the prize
drawing at 3 p.m.
Among the featured planes in this event were ...
Gerald Schamp's Re Run, a Fancher-designed Trivial Pursuit powered by
a Double Star .60, and ...
Floyd Carter's Brodak ARF P-40 (for P-40 Stunt, natch!) and ...
Greg Hart's Banshero, a modified and improved Sig Banshee.
And, of course, many of the usual airplanes were on the field as well,
and one new CL flier from the McMinnville club, Dick Johnson of Sherwood,
flying a Ringmaster that was built some years ago but still flies well.
Next event upon the Northwest schedule is the Jim Walker Memorial Contest
at East Delta Park in Portland, Ore, on April 21-22-23. See Where
the Action Is for details.
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