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Next Northwest CL event: R.F. Stevenson Memorial Raider Roundup See Where the Action Is


Russ Hester of Florence, Ore., launches a Fast Combat plane at the 40th Bladder Grabber Combat tournament in Snohomish, Wash., this past weekend. See the full report and photos. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club August 2018 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

New! Bladder Grabber XL report and photos See article in Combat section >>

New! Combat's First 20 Years 29th installment: Don Boleski
in Combat section

New! Big turnout for 2018 Western Canada Stunt Championships
See article in Aerobatics section

New! Back Issues project continues with September/October 1986 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

Get ready for Speed Fun in September! See article in Speed section

2018 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article

Orin Humphries' July 2018 column in Scale Matters: Boyhood recollections at the Regionals

Northwest control-line competition standings updated with Stunt-a-Thon results

2018 Stunt-a-Thon results and photos See article

Combat Graffiti report See article in Combat section

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club June-July 2018 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Combat's First 20 Years 28th installment: The Woodchopper story in Combat section

Northwest Regionals report and photos See article >>

Gene Pape's May 2018 column: Should we consolidate? See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

How to make a venturi for your Combat Graffiti plane See article in Combat section

<< Closed-door negotiations at the Jim Walker Memorial See article in Combat section

Contest season opens with Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up See article and photo gallery >>

Updated! Orin Humphries revisits .049 engines in his April 2018 column in Scale Matters:
Of Blackbirds, .049s and the pursuit of knowledge

Buzz Wilson's April 2018 Musings from the Combat Pits column: March Madness trip and trauma in Combat section

Starting the Nelson .65 Speed engine -- wow! See article in Speed section

Control-line Music! Flier/musician writes, performs song to go with AMA "Wired for Excitement" See article

A trip to March Madness See article in Gene Pape's Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section>>

Gene Pape's March 2018 column: New lessons, old lessons in Fast Combat technology,
in Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

Latest Round & Round Column: How we all contribute to the success of our favorite contests

Lots of flying at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 in Roseburg See article

Combat fliers Buzz Wilson and Gene Pape describe: The madness of contest preparation in Combat section

Gene Pape's February 2018 column: Getting the most out of the Fora .049, in Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

The Nelson .65 for Speed See article in Speed section

Combat's First 20 Years 27th installment: The Rudner family in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's February 2018 column: All about bladders for 1/2-A Combat in Musings from the Combat Pits

The ASP .25 for Northwest Sport Race See article in Racing section

Approved! Two rules changes take effect in 2018 for Northwest Sport Race: ASP .25 added to the engine list and shutoffs legalized See article in NW Rules section

New! Combat's First 20 Years 26th installment: Combat photo scrapbook Vol. 1 in Combat section

Oregon and B.C. fliers greet 2018 with Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

Combat's First 20 Years 25th installment: Bob Nelson in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's January 2018 column: Fora 1/2-A Combat engine bearing problem in Musings from the Combat Pits

Competitor of Year title awarded See article on NW Standings page


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