2008 Northwest Control-Line Model Aviation News Archive

Below are some of the headlines about CL activity in the region in 2008, along with links to some of the technical articles and columns that appeared on the Flying Lines web site during the year. For a more complete look at CL activity in the Northwest, go to the Flying Lines home page and click on the links to various categories at the top of the home page.


For previous years' FL news headlines, see 2016 FL news archives | 2015 FL news archives | 2014 FL news archives | 2013 FL news archives | 2012 FL news archives | 2011 FL news archives | 2010 FL news archives | 2009 FL News archives | 2008 FL News archives | 2007 FL News archives | 2006 FL News archive


AMA rulebook for 2009-2010 now online See article

How to trim a combat plane (or any other CL plane) See article by Don McKay in Combat section

Proposals for changes to Vintage Diesel Combat and F2D Proto rules See article in Northwest Rules section

A Christmas goose from the Bod Busters See article in Broadway Bod Busters section

December Flight Deck column discusses Class 1 and 2 Navy Carrier planes See Flight Deck in Navy Carrier section

North American Speed Society's discussion forum link added to Speed Section and NW Message Boards pages

Coordinated schedule proposed for Northwest Combat in 2009 See article in Combat section

December Prop Spinner Chatter posted for download See Prop Spinners page in NW Club News

A bit of Christmas blarney from the Bod Busters See article in Broadway Bod Busters section

December Skywriter posted for download See Skyraiders page in NW Club News

Change proposed in 80mph Combat rules See article in Northwest Rules section

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers newsletter posted for download See NW Club News

November Northwest Speed Flyer newsletter available for download in the Speed section

Report on Arizona Combat Clinic See Combat section for link

See November Zoot's Mixture column in Regular columns section

New Navy Carrier column joins FL Lineup! See Flight Deck in Navy Carrier section

Combat jargon explained See article in Broadway Bod Busters section

80 mph Combat engines made easy? A saga. See article in Combat section

2009 Navy Carrier Postal Contest planned See article in Navy Carrier section

Clinic reveals secrets of high-performance 80mph combat See article in Combat section

Northwest Skyraiders use new flying site -- and get some news coverage See article in Northwest Skyraiders section

Paul Walker's 2008 World Championships report See full story

Points standings updated with Fall Follies results See Northwest standings

Fall Follies 2008: Fabulous! See full report and photos

Chehalis Cup speed limit combat series announced for 2009 See article in Combat section

Report on the Raider Roundup See report

Event director's report on U.S. CL Nationals Precision Aerobatics event See full report in Aerobatics section

Speed demons burn up the sky in Salem See full report on NW Speed Bash

Northwest records updated with NW Speed Bash results

Vancouver Gas Model Club page updated with Web site link NW Club News section

Mission Wings Fun Fly: 21 fliers show up for rainy day in B.C. See report

TEAM Country Classic: Truly a stunt classic! See report

Mel Lyne repeats as Bladder Grabber champion See report

Skyraiders Show Team puts on Chehalis demo See article in Skyraiders page of Northwest Club News

AMA stunt rules proposals explained See Alice Cotton's Odds & Ends in Regular Columns

Secret combat research detected See update to Combat Comeback Summit article
Updated with Bod Busters investigation of Northwest rodent problem Updated with statement in defense of Beavers by Queen Elizabeth Updated with Beaver State Combat Team denial of link to Queen Elizabeth

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club news page updated See NW Club News

Western Canada Stunt Championships results See report

Eugene Prop Spinners first half 2008 photo gallery See Prop Spinners page in NW Club News

How to get more club members out flying See July Round & Round in Regular Columns

Bob Carver joins the Bod Busters See article in Bod Busters section

Critics rave about Diesel Mania contest! See article in Combat section

Light turnout but lots of flying at Lucky Hand Fun Fly See full report

How to build a combat plane launching stooge See article in Combat section

NW CL legend Frank Boden remembered at Regionals weekend toast See full story

Stunt-a-Thun 2008 results and photos See full story

Northwest Speed Scoop June column posted See Speed section or Regular Columns

Historical stunt plane crack-ups added to crash page See Numerous Fragments

Photos added to Pacific Aeromodellers Club page See NW Club News

2008 Northwest Regionals results See full story

Longtime Eugene Prop Spinner and former Regionals CD Morrie Gilbert dies See full story

Northwest records and Northwest Regionals records updated with Regionals and Jim Walker Memorial results

Broadway Bod Busters fly in Houston World Cup FAI Combat meet See article in Combat section

Combat summit mounts threat to Bod Busters domination! Combat team comebacks reported

Spice up your combat life! A new F2D Web site See article in Combat section

A View from Broadway: Why do we pay club dues? See Broadway Bod Busters page

Bod Busters deny attack on Flying Lines Web site See full statement

Bod Busters offer chance to win $1 million in F2D Proto at Regionals See article

Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up Contest report updated See full report

Bod Busters Re-Invent Speed See F2D Proto article in Speed section

Official provisional rules posted for new F2D Proto Speed event See Northwest Rules

Flying Lines interactive! Software has been upgraded in our message boards. Check it out if you haven't been there lately! See Northwest Message Boards

Bod Busters set world records at Jim Walker See special article

Ninjas attack Bod Busters, inspire F2D Proto secret weapon See article in Speed section

Bod Busters find Bigfoot, and say Bi-Bi! Read true story in Broadway Bod Busters section

Oregon Flying Fun No. 4 at the 'boutique CL field' See full report and photos

The hilarious saga of two combat fliers vs. one newspaper box See article in Broadway Bod Busters Section

Results from VSC XX posted See article in Aerobatics section

Looking for "the" combat prop? See article by Ken Burdick in Combat section

Vancouver Gas Model Club complete list of presidents See NW Club News

New Flying Lines Feature! Northwest's Best Hobby Shops

Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 in Salem Full report and photos

Gerald Schamp's precision aerobatics construction project. See photos

Eugene Prop Spinners

Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 Full Report

Clubs' pages updated in NW Club News section, including new officers

More on diesels in stunt See Alice Cotton-Royer's Odds & Ends column in Regular Columns

Polar Bear Fun Fly draws 15 fliers to Rice Mill site See photo report

Pat Johnston "three-peats" as NW Competitor of Year
See Competitor of Year Article and 2007 Final Standings

Northwest Fireballs January-February newsletter posted for download See Fireballs page in NW Club News

Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 kicks off 2008 flying season See Full report and Fireballs page

The Year of the Warbird ~ 2008 See article by Pat Johnston


For other years' FL news headlines, see 2015 FL news archives | 2014 FL news archives | 2013 FL news archives | 2012 FL news archives | 2011 FL news archives | 2010 FL news archives | 2009 FL News archives | 2008 FL News archives | 2007 FL News archives | 2006 FL News archive


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