2020 Northwest Control-Line Model Aviation News Archive

Below are some of the headlines about CL activity in the region in 2020, along with links to some of the technical articles and columns that appeared on the Flying Lines website 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.

NOTE: Because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, most of the traditional organized CL events were not held in 2020. Reports on those events from other years can be found in the archives for those years.


For other years' FL news headlines, see 2019 FL news archive | 2018 FL news archive | 2017 FL news archive | 2016 FL news archive | 2015 FL news archive | 2014 FL news archive | 2013 FL news archive| 2012 FL news archive | 2011 FL news archive | 2010 FL news archive | 2009 FL news archive | 2008 FL news archive | 2007 FL news archive | 2006 FL news archive


Northwest control-line news headlines

Back Issues project continues with December 1996 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

Read the January 2021 issue of the Circle Flyer, the newsletter of the Milwaukee Circle Masters

Eugene Prop Spinners club December 2020 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Read Second 2020 edition of Sweden's LINA newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read Gene Pape's December 2020 column: Trainers and test stands See Miscellaneous Stuff

Read the December 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read NCLRA December 2020 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

<< Kenny and the Jets: 2020 winter projects See article in Speed section

Read December 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Interested in making your own model airplane fuel? Read Paul Gibeault's Fuel Guide article

<< Dennis Nunes' design and construction of the electric Circulas See article in Aerobatics section

Read the November 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read Postal Carrier Contest results in October 2020 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

Read Gene Pape's October 2020 column: Learning from building See Miscellaneous Stuff

NWCL fliers participate in 2020 Ringmaster fly-a-thon See article >>

The Combat plane and the fir tree See article in Combat section

Read November 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read First 2020 edition of Sweden's LINA newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read NCLRA October 2020 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read September.20.4 of Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

Read the October 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read October 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read Gene Pape's September 2020 column: Covering a vintage model with exam table paper See Miscellaneous Stuff >>

A foray into 1/2-A Proto Speed, Part 2 See article in Speed section

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club September 2020 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Read the September 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read Gene Pape's August 2020 column: Cleaning up an ugly engine See Miscellaneous Stuff

A foray into 1/2-A Proto Speed, Part 1 See article in Speed section

Read August-September edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< Read Zoot Zoomer's August 2020 column: The Artesian for Northwest Sport Race in Racing

Read Gene Pape's July 2020 column: Tubing, glue, props, etc. See Miscellaneous Stuff

Read the August 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

2020 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article

<< Zoot Zoomer builds the Kansas Twister See article in Speed section

1960s CL flier Gary Yamamoto dies See obituary

Read July 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Remembering 'The Match' – and the respect See article in Combat section

Read Gene Pape's June 2020 column:
Fly by yourself with the Combat launcher -- See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< Building the Top Cat See article in Speed section

Read the June 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read June 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Speed enthusiast Ron Bennett dies See obituary >>

Check out a new Flying Lines feature: Favorite control-line photos

Read PAMPA report on 32nd Vintage Stunt Championships

<< CL model manufacturer John Brodak dies See Stunt Hangar comment thread Also see funeral home obituary and Brodak Manufacturing website

Read Gene Pape's April 2020 column: Batteries, vintage Combat See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

Read April 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Carrier enthusiast Joe Just dies See obituary >>

<< Combat flier Don McKay dies See obituary

Beginner's approach to F2A Speed, Part 2 See article in Speed section

Read April 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read Gene Pape's March 2020 column: Try this at home! See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< Help us identify the mystery monoplane featured in the February 2020 column of Orin Humphries' Scale Matters

Read the February 2020 issue of Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter

Get the last drop out of your glue bottles: See Shop Tips

Read Winter 2020 edition of NewEngland Combat News in Combat section

<< Flying between raindrops at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 See article

2020 Northwest Vintage Combat rules posted in NW Rules section

Fireballs 2020 banquet report See article in NW Club News

A Formula 40 Speed Plane for 2020 See article in Speed section

Read Final 2019 edition of Britain's Combat Flyers Association newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Oregon and B.C. fliers kick off 2020 Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

<< Russ Hester is 2019 Competitor of the Year See article and 2019 Final Standings

Read NCLRA Torque Roll newsletter 147 in Racing section

A beginner's approach to F2A Speed See article in Speed section


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This page was upated Jan. 1, 2021

For other years' FL news headlines, see 2019 FL news archive | 2018 FL news archive | 2017 FL news archive | 2016 FL news archive | 2015 FL news archive | 2014 FL news archive | 2013 FL news archive| 2012 FL news archive | 2011 FL news archive | 2010 FL news archive | 2009 FL news archive | 2008 FL news archive | 2007 FL news archive | 2006 FL news archive