Doug Powers signals for launch of his Northwest B Proto Speed plane at the Northwest Speed & Carrier Bash. Mike Hazel photo.
2022 Northwest Speed and Carrier Bash
Oct. 15-16, Bill Riegel Model Airpark, Salem, Ore.
By Mike Hazel, contest director
The Western Oregon Control Line Flyers hosted this event at Bill Riegel Model Airpark under sunny skies and fairly pleasant conditions. It was warm all weekend. What was notably absent were contestants, particularly ones from the north who earlier in the year said they would attend a Speed contest.
With the light attendance, there was no rush in getting in whatever amount of flying one wanted, and of course there was plenty of socializing. Our long-distance entrant was Joey Mathison from Las Vegas, Nev. He was on a nationwide road trip, and decided that Salem was not that far out of the way for his trip home. A first-time Speed competitor was Russ Hester, who had a brand new F2D Proto bird to try out. The plane has some issues to sort out, but he did give us a couple of exciting flights to watch! The second one we did get a clocking on, even though he did a loop in the timed run. Guess it’s hard for a combat flier to do lots of level laps!
Action at the Carrier deck was also pretty light, with only one entrant. There were some other Carrier planes at the field, but they never made it to the deck.
The field setup crew was: Craig Bartlett, Mike Hazel, and Steve Lindstedt.
(Northwest competition points shown in parenthesis)
PROFILE CARRIER (1 entry)
NASS SPORT JET SPEED (2 entries)
NORTHWEST SPORT JET SPEED (1 entry)
NORTHWEST F2D PROTO SPEED (1 entry)
NORTHWEST B PROTO SPEED (1 entry)
Results of this contest are included in Northwest Control-Line Competition Standings.
Chris Nicholls prepares for his Profile Carrier flight, with Mark Crouse holding. Mike Hazel photo.
Joey Mathison with one of his Jet Speed planes. Mike Hazel photo.
This page was upated Oct. 17, 2022