Another ripping Jack Sharpe Mystery from the author of “The Cursed Squadron”
A Jack Sharpe Mystery
G-2 was facing a menace that threatened its very existence: Mysterious ships, piloted by witch-doctors that could shoot down a man without a single bullet. Jack Sharpe knew something was amiss – and it had something to do with those long-range Gothas!
May outdoor free flight model airplane meets can be among the best – still cool but warming weather, tall but not too tall grass, etc. We hope you’ll join us for another great day out on Woodsom Farm!
The event roster has been shaken up a bit too. We’ll be flying Dime Scale, OT Fuselage, Goodyear Mass Launch and the National Air Races in addition to old standbys FAC Scale, Peanut and Embryo Endurance. So expect to be seeing some new models flying.
Update: The April 17th Stealth Sqdn meet is moved to Sunday April 18. Same location, Same Time, same events (see Flyer
Season opener is the April 18 meet at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury MA.
This is due to predicted poor weather conditions on Saturday 17th. And better weather predicted on Sunday 18th.
Mass Launch events will be moved up and begin at 10:30 and hopefully wrap up by 12:30 when Scale judging will begin. The ML schedule will be as follows WW1, Thompson, Greve, and WW2 all run consecutively.
Rubber-powered Free Flight Models Only
Stealth Sqdn is a rubber FF club and we welcome all who want to try this hobby. Flying rockets, drones, choppers and fixed wing RC is not permitted.
“Angus says… Check upcoming dates for meets and contests on the Calendar page or sidebar of this site”
Trailing Edge takes the top 3 spots and the Cap! Daedalus wins the NBM Kanone!
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And just like that – it’s over.
The snow has melted, the ice has thawed, the crocus are sprouting and the 2021 Postal Dime Contest is closed and in the books.
Trailing Edge Triumphs
And the Wing Commander’s Cap now resides (virtually) in the great state of Virginia with Trailing Edge. Yep, like it was “no big deal” on a nice mid-January day, the Edge put up three multi-minute flights with three different Dime Scale models. Quite the aerial FAC Hat Trick for sure.
Our heartiest congrats go out to Trailing Edge for this stellar performance!
Daedalus Wins Top Non-Blue Max Spot
Ah, so it turns out Trailing Edge is a well-known Flying Ace with lots of experience winning contests. We suspected as much!
Our top NBM finisher was Daedalus putting in a one minute flight on a small frozen local flying field in Massachusetts.
Hat’s off to both winners and all of the flyers who braved the winter weather with their fragile stick and tissue models. From Vermont to Texas and NY, CT, MA, KY, and VA in between, we enjoyed hearing from you. Stand proud and get ready to go for it again next time!
Model Bonus and Temperature Bonus this year. Use the Postal Timesheet form in the Sidebar or on the Postal Contest page.
Enter your FAC Dime Scale model!
Well gang, things are just not looking good for our indoor flying season this year. Given that, we’re going to re-run our virtual Dime Scale Postal event this winter. We had lots of flying and good light-hearted competition last year so let’s do it again.
Remember, anyone can enter and win whether you’re a Stealth Squadron member or not. Yes, there’s been some overzealous talk of Dimer duels, but we know this is for fun. It’s all about getting your model and moniker on the tallyboard (see Postal Page).
The Contest starts on New Year’s Day Jan 1, 2021 and ends on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2021. All flights are to be made outdoors and there will be a Temperature bonus like last year. That’s right, the colder the day you fly – the more bonus added to your flight time! Bonus points for your model will be added as well, per the official FAC Dime Scale rules.
Check the latest Results on the Postal Contest page – we’ll post the top 20 times submitted. Rules and online Timesheet Form can be found on that page. Look for the Timesheet Form at the bottom of the sidebar throughout this site as well.
Kick off this new decade with style and submit a flight. Have fun with it. We’ll post photos or videos of your model or flight on the Stealth Sqdn site too. Just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Written in the classic Flying Aces style of Arch Whitehouse – this WW1 mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat!
A Jack Sharpe Mystery
Four pilots had been assassinated in the air during the sortie of their fifth kill. The 10th Pursuit was cursed! But Jack Sharpe was on the case, and something seemed fishy about the ghastly Hun and his ultimatum:
“When he (Will) hit the water it was like hitting concrete, and he went under, getting a nose and a mouth full of water. “
Dr. Richard Zapf
Rescue on the High Sea
Saved from certain death in the skies over the English Channel, Will Smythe of RAF Blue flight manages to live, love and fight another day. While Will burns through a few more than his allotted lives, love interest Melissa Wells fights her own battles as an ambulance driver on Mother England’s home front. Are they destined to see each other again? Only fate knows for sure.
Despite the November date, we had perfect “light and variable winds” conditions for our fourth outdoor contest of the season at Woodsom Farm.
The grass was still soft, the sun still shining warmly, but the foliage was well past-peak. A full slate of Mass Launch events were flown and the less rigorous FAC Simplified Scale was substituted for the scale-judged Flying Aces Scale event. This freed up time for all to fly – and that folks did – putting up many high and long flights in the light air.
The meet ended a few minutes earlier than usual due to Daylight Savings Time, but all seemed interested in flying more oudoors in coming months, even if on a smaller field and in the cold.
So stay tuned to this site for more opportunities to fly!