Lineup of planes at Jim Walker Memorial Field at Delta Park in Portland, Ore. Planes (from right): Coon Dog, Ringmaster, Junior Magician, Mustang, Clown, Twister, Atlantis. Barbara White photo.
Control-line fliers greet another New Year
Rice Mill Road field, Richond, B.C., and Jim Walker Memorial Control-Line Flying Field, Portland, Ore., Jan. 1, 2022
Groups of CL fliers turned out on New Year's Day for traditional fun-fly events that celebrated the beginning of 2022 in Portland, Ore., and in Richmond, B.C.
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. (See Where the Action Is for details of the upcoming events.
In Richmond, fliers from the Vancouver Gas Model Club gathered for the annual Polar Bear Fun Fly.
Here are reports from the clubs on the activities:
Oregon Flying Fun No. 1
Fun Fly #1 started as schedule at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Delta Park in Portland. Ten flyers in total, with the first flight put up by Leighton Mangels at 10:30 a.m. and the last flight touching down just before 2 p.m.
More Portland photos
Leighton Mangels makes a flight. Barbara White photo.
Gary Harris launches for Darrin Bishop. Mike Hazel photo.
Doug Powers at the handle. Barbara White photo.
Don Curry flies the Mustang. Barbara White photo.
Small planes await action on the grass circle. Barbara White photo.
Mike Hazel flies his Ringmaster. Barbara White photo.
Roy Decamara at the hndle. Mike Hazel photo.
Roy Decamara fires up the engine as leighton Mangels holds. Mike Hazel photo.
Mike Hazel shows off his vintage Sneeker to Roy Decamara (left) and Gary Harris. Barbara White photo.
Chili for lunch, a heater for warmth! Barbara White photo.
Handing out prizes. Barbara White photo.
The Portland fun-fliers, from left: Roy Decamara, Doug Powers, Don Curry, Darrin Bishop, Mike Hazel, Jim Cameron (in front), Leighton Mangels, Tim Wescott, Gary Harris. Barbara White photo.
Polar Bear Fun Fly
By Chris Cox
A small group of the Vancouver Gas Model Club showed up New year’s Day to get in that all important first flight of the new year at the Richmond, B.C, flying site. Participants included Glenn Little, Dennis Cousineau, Dave McCheyne, Alan Resinger, James Cox (including wife and two daughters) and Chris Cox.
Polar Bear Fun Fly photos and videos
It took some work to find the circle and the center pad. Chris Cox photo.
Cleared for takeoff. Chris Cox photo.
In the air. Chris Cox photo.
This page was upated Jan. 4, 2022