A big group of fliers turned out on New Year's Day in Portland for Oregon Flying Fun No. 1. From left: Richard Entwhistle, Dave Royer, Leighton Mangels, Bill Lee, Don Curry, Tom Brightbill, Ron Anderson, Robert Ladd, Terence Bardue, Robin Gearn, Gary Harris, Dorothea, Darrin and Eli Bishop; kneeling are Jim Cameron, Doug Powers, Tim Wescott. Barbara White photo.
Control-liners go flying to greet the New Year
Rice Mill Road field, Richond, B.C., and Jim Walker Memorial Control-Line Flying Field, Portland, Ore., Jan. 1, 2017
Traditional Northwest fun-fly events celebrated the beginning of 2018 in Portland, Ore., and in Richmond, B.C., on Jan. 1.
In Portland it was Oregon Flying Fun No. 1, hosted by the Northwest Fireballs, which was the first of four traditional Oregon winter fun sessions.
Here are reports from the clubs on the activities:
Oregon Flying Fun No. 1
Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 photo gallery
Some of the planes lined up at Delta Park. Barbara White photo.
Tom Brightbill flies on Jim Walker Memorial CL Field's asphalt circle. Barbara White photo.
Doug Powers (right) bought this little plane from a garage sale for $1. He cleaned it up a bit and it flies well! Leighton Mangels is at left. Barbara White photo.
Gary Harris flies a Combat plane. Barbara White photo.
Leighton Mangels shows off an unfinished new plane in the Portland morning fog; Richard Entwhistle warms up with coffee. Barbara White photo.
Don Curry brought out this brand-new plane inspired by the Super Ringmaster. Don didn't have plans, so he built the plane entirely from photos. It made its maiden flight at the fun fly and flew very well with the O.S. .26 four-cycle engine. Bill Lee photo.
Richard Entwhistle brought out this Thunderbird for a first flight after recent refinishing. It originally was built by Scott Riese, and powered by an O.S. .46LA. Bill Lee photo.
Polar Bear Fun Fly
By Chris Cox
A beautiful day, albeit a little chilly. The usual Vancouver Gas Model Club and Pacific Aeromodellers Club members came out to either fly or cheer on those who flew. I counted 12 cars in the raking lot when Joan and I headed out for breakfast.
Polar Bear Fun Fly photo gallery
Chris Cox's Defiant awaits as the group chats alongside the Richmond circle. Chris Cox photo.
Joe Yau prepares for a flight. Chris Cox photo.
Glen Little starts his plane while Gerry Boyd assists. Chris Cox photo.
And the launch! Chris Cox photo.
Dennis Cousineau prepares for a start with Larry Lewin assisting. Chris Cox photo.
This page was upated Jan. 4, 2018