2021 Northwest Control-Line Model Aviation News Archive

Below are some of the headlines about CL activity in the region in 2021, 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, some of the traditional organized CL events were not held in 2021. Reports on those events from other years can be found in the archives for those years.


For other years' FL news headlines, see 2020 FL news archive | 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 March 2000 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

<< Longtime Skyraider Gary Letsinger dies See obituary

Orin Humphries' October 2021 Scale Matters column: Prop pitches for sport planes in Scale section

Mike Hazel captures 2021 Competitor of the Year title See article >>

Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club July-December 2021 Wolf Call newsletter available
in NW Club News

Read Second 2021 edition of Sweden's LINA control-line magazine
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section (60 pages!)

Eugene Prop Spinners club December 2021 Prop Spinner Chatter available for download in NW Club News

Read NCLRA December 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

In Memoriam: Those we lost in 2021 See article

Portland's A Day at the Races 2021 action at Delta Park See article in Racing section

Read December 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Ken's new Newton D Speed plane See article in Speed section

Orin Humphries' October 2021 Scale Matters column: Instrument panels in Scale section

Read October 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News and November 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line New
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read First 2021 edition of Sweden's LINA control-line magazine in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read September 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read November 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Northwest pilots make hundreds of flights in 2021 Ringmaster fly-a-thon See article

Read NCLRA October 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

<< Expanded 2021 Fall Follies keeps Salem circles busy for three days See article

Read October 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read September 2021 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

Orin Humphries' September 2021 Scale Matters column: Building a Vintage kit in Scale section >>

Read Hobbins Hobbies Newsletter No. 3

Speed fliers hold informal Salem session See article in Speed section

Read August 2021 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

2021 Northwest Regionals CANCELED due to firefighting efforts based at Roseburg Airport See article

Read September 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< Maywald and Monoboom win Bladder Grabber 42 See article in Combat section

Read NCLRA August 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read August 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

<< The T-Square challenge! See article in Combat section

Read August 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

2021 Stunt-a-Thon brings back competition to the Northwest See article
in Aerobatics section >>

<< Dennis Nunes' Circulas 46 IIe makes its debut at the 2021 Nats
See construction and Nats articles in Aerobatics section

2021 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article

Zoot Zoomer's July 2021 column: A Trip to Muncie in Zoot's Mixture in Regular columns

Read Hobbins Hobbies Newsletter issue No. 2

Read July 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

<< Gene Pape's June 2021 column: More on batteries, and a simple Fast Combat plane
See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

Read July 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read NCLRA May 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Change in Vintage Diesel Combat engine rule approved for 2021 See article in NW Rules section

Read May 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News and June 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

A plane for the International Team Race postal contest See article in Racing section

Read June 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read inaugural edition of the Hobbins Hobbies newsletter
Lots of good info from popular UK kit maker

<< Read John Thompson's April 2021 Round & Round: Nostalgia for the Navion

Read NCLRA April 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read April 2021 Competition Newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

<< Breaking pylons and influencing people See article in Speed section

Read April 2021 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

See April 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

WOLF Spring Fling Fun Fly draws record crowd to Salem See article in NW Club News >>

Gene Pape's March 2021 column: Covering with laminating film See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

NW CL flier, designer Bill Darkow dies See obituary >>

Orin Humphries' March 2021 Scale Matters column: Those baffling fuel tanks in Scale section

Read the March 2021 Hi-Low Landings in Navy Carrier section

The Thing One jet See article in Speed section

Read the March 2021 edition of Australian Conrol-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Buzz Wilson's March 2021 column: Construction notes for electronic launcher
See Musings from the Combat Pits in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's February 2021 column: Electronic Combat plane launcher See Musings from the Combat Pits in Combat section

Carl BerrymanRead NCLRA February 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Carl Berryman obituary See article in Combat section >>

Interested in resurrecting Vintage Diesel Combat? See discussion thread in NW CL Forum

Read the February 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Gene Pape's January 2021 column: Fly Me See Miscellaneous Stuff Also included: Sign up for a new run of Nelson .36 engines!

A fixture for aligning a jet engine See article in Speed section

Read January-February 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< Northwest racer Tom Knoppi dies See obituary

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

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


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This page was upated Jan. 1, 2022

For other years' FL news headlines, see 2020 FL news archive | 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