2022-23 Indoor Season One Design

Twofer the One Design Event!

Oh my, it’s December already!  And I haven’t got my One Design model completed for the 2022-23 Indoor Flying Season.  And…and there’s TWO of them to build too!

Time flies while we’re having fun, eh?

So, our stealthy webmaster finally updated the One Design page on the Stealth Sqdn site.  Check it out.  You’ll find the all important Rules here in case you lost the original emails these were sent out with.  Use the Contact Us form to find out how you can get a short kit or plan for the Potez dimer.  We’ve got some great Bird Dog docs to share with you as well. Color schemes, 3 views, detailed pics and more from the Bird Dog Squadron Signal publication.  Just ask via the Contact Us form and we’ll shoot the good stuff off to you.

Hopefully some of the pics on the One Design page will get your building juices flowing.  And yes, please send us pics of your in progress or completed One Design builds to .  We’ll get them up on this site for all to see.

See you in the gym skyster!

 

Nov 5 Season Closer at Woodsom Farm

Final 2022 Outdoor Meet this Saturday!

It’s going to be a long, cold winter.  The time to build and fly indoors is fast approaching.

But the forecast is for blue skies and warm temps this coming Saturday November 5 for our season closer meet at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA.

Mark your calendar now.   Your fellow Stealth Squadroneers will be out at the field flying stick & tissue model airplanes.  Make a point to join in on the fun.

See you on the flightline!

Full Contest Flyer

with Directions & Contacts

 

October 8 Stealth Sqdn Meet in Amesbury

Free Flight at Woodsom Farm!

Ah, the hurricane wind and wet will be passed, the air will be crisp and the leaves will be turning.

Fall is the best time to fly on Woodsom Farm.   Come join your pals on the flightline skyster!

Full Contest Flyer

with Directions & Contacts

 

Amesbury September 2 Day Contest Flyer Finalized!

Sept 10&11, Mark your Calendar !

Lots of Events over two days on the beautiful rolling fields of Woodsom Farm. 

We’ll be flying a couple of new events including Pinkham Field Stick for simple easy to build stick models. Bookmark this web page now and check back often as we’ll have more on this soon!  Think plans, tips, etc.
Fall is the best time to fly on Woodsom Farm.   See you on the flightline skyster!

Full Contest Flyer

with Directions & Contacts

 

Saturday Aug 20 Woodsom Farm Meet Cancelled – Fun Fly Instead

Fun Fly is On!

As of mid-week, the Hay Field at Woodsum was un-mowed.  With waist high hay, model retrieval will be very difficult and models will likely be lost.  

The brass hats have decided to cancel the Free Flight Model Airplane Contest and replace it with a Fun Fly on one of the smaller mowed fields at Woodsom.

We will run a morning Fun Fly and with some luck run the 10% ML events and maybe Embryo, Dime Scale and Simple Scale.  We’ll be meeting at 9AM in the Woodsom Farm parking lot off Lions Mouth Road in Amesbury. 

Hope to see you there tomorrow morning for the Fun Fly.

Also, please remember that we’ll be running a two day Contest at Woodsom on September 10,11.   Check out the Contest Flyer and get your models ready for that meet!

See you on the flightline skyster!

 

Upcoming Amesbury Flying Meets & Geneseo FAC Nationals Pics

We’re back Flying at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury on August 20, and September 10-11, 2022.

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Top Dog FAC 2022 Nationals in Geneseo
Sam launches Super Capacitor-powered Wildcat
Tom Frank John and John w Howell Miller Racers
The Texas Kellys with their Corsairs
John K launches his JetCat into Geneseo Sky
Geneseo Flyers Relax Over Ice Cream
Claudette Imelda and John at Registration Table

Mark your calendars skysters!

Woo Hoo!  We’re back flying on the big field at Woodsom Farm for our next two meets.  Grab that pencil and mark your calendars now gang, ’cause you don’t want to miss any of the ozone-splitting free flight aero-action!

Saturday, August 20, 2022 – Stealth Squadron Late Summer Meet, Amesbury MA

Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, 2022- Stealth Squadron Early Fall Meet, Amesbury MA

FAC Nationals 2022 – Geneseo, NY

Ah yes!  Mecca for FACers worldwide and the stick and tissue FF modeling paparazzi for the last 4o years.. the Big Show..G-town.. G-tropolis.. the Flying Aces Club Nationals at Geneseo in beautiful upstate New York.

This year the big Meet ran from Wednesday July 13 through Saturday July 16.  The weather was fabulous with light and variable winds on several of the flying days and no rain.  Saturday was magical with bright skies, thermals and nary a breath of wind for most of the day.   Many long cloud-hopping flights were put up, often with the model landing a short stroll away from the launch point.

The Stealth Sqdn, Glastonbury Modelers and Pinkham Field Irregulars were well represented with several clubsters placing high among the finishers in several big events.

A special shout out is in order for clubsters Claudette M and Imelda K who helped FAC IT czar Rick P with Entrant Registration for the Contest.  Claudette also spent a lot of time in the GHQ tent processing timing slips – and she even helped run at least one mass launch event out on the field.  Our hats are off to you both – you’re the best!

Speaking of the best – John R was there with his trusty iphone capturing the action as it unfolded.  We’ll let his pictures tell the story.  We’ve posted a few here, but you can see the full FAC Nats 2022 collection HERE.  Many thanks for these John!

We know a bunch more Stealth Squadroneers would have loved to have made it to the Nats.  Hopefully next year we’ll see you there skyster!

Ipswich Pony Express Photos – June 25 meet

Clubster John R. took some great photos!  Check them out HERE

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Rich Z’s FAC Scale winning Ercoupe
Sean R launches his spiffy new Nassise P-40
Vance Gs beautiful Kalinen ambulance a/c.
WW1 hijinks. George’s SE5 won the event
Tom N’s new Sopwith Tabloid fell to George S’ SE-5 in the WW1 Combat event

Great weather, Light Turnout

Some folks were on vacation.  Some folks were at the beach.  And some folks were enjoying a long leisurely bike ride (clubster Steve K did stop by on his Cannondale to check out the flying action). 

Maybe it was the rescheduled date from the previous weekend which was very windy.  Regardless, it was a terrific flying day with light winds and thermals.  A couple models landed in the nice shade trees ringing the field, but were retrieved without damage.  Flying at the Pony Express field was low-key with lighthearted yet keen competition.   A fine time was had by all.

A hearty thanks goes out to Rich Z who made the arrangements for the field and worked with the town to reschedule the meet to a day with better weather.  Well done!

Genial John R. drove up from Boston and had his iphone working overtime capturing the action.  It’s always fun to see John’s pictorial take on our meets.

Check out John’s pics at https://photos.app.goo.gl/dQHaAjcxEN1vfAuT7

John says have some fun with the pics – go ahead and post your comments/captions, etc.

Thanks skysters!

Stealth Squadron Early Summer Meet, Ipswich MA June 25

rescheduled to June 25!

Due to high winds, the 6/18/2022 meet at the Pony Express Field in Ipswich has been RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY 6/25/2022.  Same place (Pony Express, Ipswich), time (9AM start) and events (view the full Contest Flyer with Directions to the field HERE – note this flyer still carries the old date).

The weather is looking much better for the 25th and we hope to see you all there! 

 

Rich, William & Tom fly Harry’s Cessna dimer in the wind!

Photos from May 14 Outdoor Season Opener at Woodsom Farm

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Evan and dad Rob with Skylark
Sean with his new Leopard Moth
Steve with his new Corvette
Steve K winds his Hi-Climber
Matt’s stunning Pfalz DIII FAC Scale model  featured a balsa monocoque fuselage

Outdoor Season opener a big success!

Well gang, the 2022 Stealth Sqdn outdoor flying season got off to a strong start on Saturday May 14.

The weather at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA started off with more wind than expected.  But the wind moderated by midday and many long flights were made.

New Models

Flyers were productive over the long winter building season and several new models were seen in the air.

Steve E was spotted flying his big Condor and another new rakish sport model he calls Corvette.  Terrific new designs from Steve.

Sean R entered a great flying Leopard Moth in the Golden Age Civil event.  We think this was from an EasyBuilt kit.

Several Comet T-Crafts from the Indoor One Design event were seen flitting about. 

Vance G put in a few promising test flights with his outstanding new Latecoere FAC Scale Model.  Vance built this from enlarged Steve Griebling plans published in an old Crosswinds newsletter.

Tom N flew his new flat-winged Airdevel Fokker Transport dime scale model.

And there were many more.

Hot Competition

Camaraderie and freindly competition is featured in all Stealth Sqdn meets,  but there were a couple special moments at the May 14 meet. 

Sean R won the hotly contested WW2 mass launch event with his reduced-size version of the Nassise Mustang.

The P-51 “Old Crow” flew straight and long using up much of the field to edge out Tom N’s Polikarpov I-153.

Sean in turn got edged out in the Golden Age/Modern Civil event.  His DH Leopard Moth just couldn’t hang in there against Rich Z’s Guillow’s Fairchild 24 which was flown by Evan P.

Vance G’s dainty little General Airistocrat was flying great and won the Peanut Scale event. 

It was a great day.  See you in June  at the Ipswich Polo Field meet skyster!

 

Wawayanda NY Spring FAC Contest May 21-22

Fly on Barron Field!

Fly on the largest grass sod field in the Northeast. This is one of the best FAC contests of the outdoor season with top competitors traveling from MA, CT, VA, NY, Ohio, No. Carolina, and more. Don’t miss this one!

View the full Contest Flyer and Directions to the field.  The Days Inn in Middletown NY (Rt 17M) is a good place to stay.  Several flyers will be camping on the field as well.

It’s worth the trip!  There are lots of opportunities to fly this outdoor season.

See you on the flightline!