Postal Dimer Flights Coming In!

Send your pics & vids to admin@stealthsquadron-fac49.com


Comet Aeroneer Dimer, Old Lyme, CT  Jan 11
Half Wake Woodsom Jan 9
Airmaster Peanut Woodsom
Bonzo peanut Woodsom

Winter Flying Fun

Intrepid flyers have been thumbing their masked noses at mother nature and hurling their stick and tissue models into the New England sky.

Last weekend, the Pinkham Field Irregulars were out flying in 34 degree skies, and this weekend, the Stealth Squadroneers were out flying in only slightly warmer weather (pics sidebar & header). 

Both groups got in some Postal Dime Scale event flights (Tallyboard).  The Weather bonus hasn’t kicked in yet, but colder weather – and snow – is on the way, so gear up and get out there.  The Contest is On.

Send pics & vids of your winter flying adventures to admin@stealthsquadron-fac49.com and we’ll put them up here.  Even if you’re flying from sunny Jamaica….sure, go ahead and rub it in Rick.  Ha!

 

2021 Postal Dime Scale Contest!

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

Have at it Skysters!

 

The Cursed Squadron

Written in the classic Flying Aces style of Arch Whitehouse – this WW1 mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat!


 

BY  
William Skelly
 

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:

NO MORE ACES.

 

Read Story Now

 

BLUE 4 Escape

“When he (Will) hit the water it was like hitting concrete, and he went under, getting a nose and a mouth full of water. “


 

BY  
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.

Read Story Now

 

November 8 Amesbury Meet: Results & Pics

Steve E shows perfect form in this unassisted ROG launch of his Mad Maxine Embryo model.

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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!

See you on the flying field!

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Check out the Contest Results and Photos from our latest November 8 meet at Woodsom Farm!

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3 cheers to the contest director!

 

 

October 11 Amesbury Meet: Results & Pics

Braulio launches Frank. The fall foliage was at its peak at beautiful Woodsom Farm.

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The third outdoor contest of the season took place on a gorgeous fall day at Woodsom Farm. The foliage was at its peak, the grass soft and just the right height, and even Covid couldn’t keep flyers’ spirits (or models) down.

Special thanks go out to the many flyers who traveled some distance to fly and compete in the contest. Several new flyers were in attendance and we look forward to seeing them back on the flightline soon. 

We have another outdoor meet scheduled for Sunday November 8 at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury.  Check the date on the Calendar to view the full Contest Flyer.

See you then!

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“check out the great photos and contest results from our October 11 meet at Woodsom Farm”

Click on the Image to view Full 10.11.2020 Contest Results.

3 cheers to the contest director!

 

 

Stealth Squadron November Meet – Sunday Nov. 8 in Amesbury, MA

 

 

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Free Flight meet at Woodsom Farm 11/8!

Whew!  There’s a lot of free flight rubber powered model airplane flying going on at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury – and that’s a great thing!  Yessir, the stealthy brass hats at GHQ have decided that more flying is just what we all need these days.
What nice folks, eh?  (now don’t you skybosses go gettin’ noggins too big for your brass hats now.)
As usual, all events and details can be found on the Contest Flyer at left and at the link below.   A “rain date” Saturday 11/14 has been reserved in case the weather fails to comply.  Check this site and your email as Nov 8 approaches to confirm the date.   As usual masks and social distancing protocols will be observed at this meet. 

Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer  which includes Directions, Event Roster, Contest Director contact info, etc. 

And because it’s been helpful, here again is a link to the

Flying Aces Club rulebook

All mass launch events except WW1 will be flown on 10% rubber motors to shorten retrieval time.  Note that due to daylight savings time, we may draw the meet to a close a bit earlier than usual in the afternoon.  Not to worry though it’ll still be worth your trip to beautiful Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA which is about 30 minutes north of Boston. 

Hope to see you there!!

 

Stealth Squadron October Meet – Sunday Oct. 11 in Amesbury, MA

 

 

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Free Flight meet at Woodsom Farm 10/11!

UPDATE: Due to more favorable weather/winds, the October Meet will be held on SUNDAY OCT. 11, 2020 and NOT Saturday 10/10 as originally scheduled.
All events and details other than the date will be the same on the Contest Flyer at left and at link below.  See you at Woodsom Farm this Sunday!
Well, the gang had so much fun and good flying at the September meet, that we just had to schedule another one.  That’s right skysters, Saturday Oct 10 Sunday Oct 11, 2020 we’ll be gathering again to fly on the beautiful rolling fields of Woodsom Farm in Amesbury.    You won’t want to miss this one as its going to be a long winter and who knows if indoor flying will be happening at all what with Covid and all.  So..

Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer  which includes Directions, Event Roster, Contest Director contact info, etc. 

As for Events – we’ll have FAC Jet Catapult Scale again – see p14 of

Flying Aces Club rulebook

for rules.   The Greve and Thompson Trophy mass launch events are being combined for this meet into the National Air Race (NAR) mass launch event.  Bring your Thompson, Greve, Bendix or other National Air Race model to fly in this event.  This will make room for a Goodyear Peanut mass launch event which is always fun.  All mass launch events except WW1 will be flown on 10% rubber motors to shorten retrieval time.

Location will be at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA about 30 minutes north of Boston. 
Hope to see you there!!

 

Sept 12 Amesbury Meet: Results & Pics

Big Truck, Big Hat, Small Model

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The second outdoor contest of the season was held September 12, 2020 on the beautiful rolling green fields of Woodsom Farm. 

With Covid 19 still a threat, masks and social distancing protocols were in practice throughout the meet.  This was no great setback to the strong turnout of flyers who came to fly their models and enjoy light breezes and strong thermals this fine autumn day.

Competition was hot as were the thermals.  Unfortunately a number of fine models were lost OOS (out of sight), or over the hill.  The gang will be busy this winter building season rebuilding the fleet! 

We have another outdoor meet scheduled for October 10 at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury.  Look for the Contest Flyer coming soon on this site.

See you then!

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“check out the great photos and contest results from our Sept 12 meet at Woodsom Farm”

3 cheers to CD Steve Evans!

 

 

Stealth Squadron September Meet – Sept. 12 in Amesbury, MA

 

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Free Flight meet at Woodsom Farm 9/12!

We just completed a great contest on August 22nd on the beautiful rolling fields in Amesbury.  If you missed out, here is another chance to fly free flight rubber with us on the 12th of September. 

Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer  which includes Directions, Event Roster, Contest Director contact info, etc. 

Events are changed up a little and include a FAC Jet Catapult Scale (see p14 of

Flying Aces Club rulebook

for rules), and special, unofficial, Cricket contest (read about the model and download plan here).

Location will be at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA about 30 minutes north of Boston. 
Hope to see you there!!