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Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon

Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon

Norfolk Aeromodelers flying the Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon at the Chesapeake field: This weekend we had Bobby Mathison, Wade Miner, Phil Spillman, Abram Van Dover and John Tate showed up to fly Ringmasters. That is 5 pilots that flew a total of 30 Ringmaster flights. Phil logged in the most flights. Wade Miner flying his Ringmaster...
Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon 2015

Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon 2015

This is not a contest! No registration is required. There are no entry fees or prizes! This Fly-A-Thon is to honor the most popular CL model ever!! Be part of something big and help make history by having more worldwide Ringmaster flights in a single weekend than last year’s record of 2714 flights! A record 456 different pilots participated!! This event is open to all participants worldwide! On October 3rd & 4th, we challenge you to fly any one or more of the many varieties of Ringmasters, old or new, and report your flights to: 2015flyathon@ringmasterflyathon.com...
COULD A CONTROL LINE MODEL BE IN YOUR FUTURE ??

COULD A CONTROL LINE MODEL BE IN YOUR FUTURE ??

  I found this control line article on the District V website and asked Mark Johnston, District V ,VP if I could repost here. The Article was written by Stew Moore, AVP, District VIII COULD A CONTROL LINE MODEL BE IN YOUR FUTURE ?? by Stew Moore   August 13, 2015 Well, you ask , why isn’t this posted under CONTROL LINE ? I hope that most of you take the time to read the articles in MODEL AVIATION pretty thoroughly and don’t “cherry pick” mostly items that really interest you .If you have noticed , there have been more and more articles concerning control line activity , which is growing . You may have read that JOE NALL has added several control line circles and has had several hundred people of all ages take a turn in the circle . There is a generational gap concerning control line . Many of us old “moss backs” were introduced to the hobby with “stick” models and control line models .Then came R/C in the 60’s and 70’s and that area has been the main attraction since and has been much easier to get into due to the ARF’S and now it’s the “drones” that have captured the attention of many . I suggest that some of you individuals and clubs consider looking at the current state of the control line models . Electric power and ARF’S are now a quickly growing segment of that SIG and offer many possibilities for introducing youth to the hobby . An electric powered control line model can be flown in a nearby park with no associated...
Jim Coll Memorial Contest results reported by John Tate, AVP, District  IV

Jim Coll Memorial Contest results reported by John Tate, AVP, District IV

Hi Gang. Three Norfolk Aeromodeler’s competed at the Jim Coll Memorial Contest (8/8 & 8/9-2015).  Saturday morning was cool, windy with a touch of rain coming in. The contest was started with the Pilots Meeting. Just as the meeting was completed a Northern Virginia Control Line member (Scott Richlen) steps onto center stage and ask for John Lindberg to step forward. John was presented with a pair of red suspenders to wear during the contest. Well, John stated that he did not want to be the only person to wear suspenders at the contest. Then Brad Smith, (member of Eastern Shore Aeromodelers), stepped forward and stated that he wore suspenders everyday. So the first picture of the weekend is below. John Lindberg is on the left and Brad Smith is on the right. Saturdays events were OLD TIME SUNT and PROFILE STUNT. The Norfolk Aeromodelers walked away with two trophies. Phil Spillman won first place in the Old Time Expert event. I received a third place trophy in the Profile Advance category. As stated before. “It was windy”. Just about everyone that flew made the comment, “I survived that flight”.   Phil Spillman experienced a once is a life time event there Saturday. Phil was flying his winning Old Time flight and all of a sudden two F-16 fighter jets came out of no where and were on top of us at tree top level with an extra loud KA-BOOM. Everyone at the field was hitting the deck. Phil was still flying his Old Time pattern. Just after Phil landed someone yelled, “Phil, you need to check you shorts”....
D-IV Control Line Events

D-IV Control Line Events

Hi Control Line pilots, Are you having an event? Would you like to see pictures of your contest and or fun fly? Just send them to me and I’ll get them posted on the District IV website and Facebook page. Send to Rusty Kennedy, AVP, District IV  email rusty@ama-d4.org  ...