Pictures

November 8, 2020 Woodsom Farm, Amesbury, MA.  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. So stay tuned to this site for more opportunities to fly!  Photos courtesy of Tom N.
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October 11, 2020 Woodsom Farm, Amesbury, MA.  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.  Photos courtesy of Tom N.
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September 12, 2020 Woodsom Farm, Amesbury, MA.  The second outdoor contest of the season was held 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.  Photos courtesy of Mark B., George S., Rich Z.  Thanks guys!
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February 9, 2020 Penn Brook Middle School, Georgetown, MA.  The second indoor contest of the season at our Boston north shore indoor site was a barrel of fun. Several flyers traveled including Sam B from CT, Webb from NH and Ara from ME. Pipits were flitting all over the gym and the “12 minutes of Georgetown” pylon race was a hoot! Photos courtesy of Andy F. Thanks Andy!
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January 12, 2020 Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury,CT.  The first indoor contest of the season had a great turnout of flyers – CD John Koptonak reminded us that this is the largest indoor FAC gathering in the U.S. at this time. One Design Pipit’s were everywhere, with the high time around 90sec with further improvement to come. Photos courtesy of Tom N.
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November 10, 2019 Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury,CT.  The indoor flying season kicked off with a strong turnout of flyers of all ages flying a wide variety of rubber powered free flight models in all sport, endurance and scale classes. Many flyers were testing new models for the upcoming season and it was heartwarming to see many Pipit One Design models flying nicely. Photos courtesy of visiting DC Maxecuter flyer Glen S.
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October 13, 2019 Woodsom Farm, Amesbury, MA.  Yet another excellent flying day with light and variable winds and boomer thermals. Unfortunately, we had a light turnout to experience Woodsom Farm flying at its Fall best. There were many long and memorable flights – William’s Fok DVII at 90sec+ to win FAC Scale; George and Steve’s Embryo’s flying 90sec+ three flight average; Kevin’s Goon winning the Racers ML; Tom’s Puss Moth dimer 2:44 overhead flight. Photos courtesy Tom N.
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September 15, 2019 Pinkham Field Irregulars/Glastonbury Modelers Fall Fly-In, Durham, CT.  This was an excellent flying day with light and variable winds and boomer thermals. Several Stealth Squadroneers and Glastonbury Aeromodellers attended and watched William Skelly’s retract-gear Dayton Wright RB1 peanut model fly OOS (Out of Sight) over the hill on a 5min+ flight. All wail! Don’t miss your last opportunity to fly outside at Whites Farm in Durham CT on November 17, 2019. Check the Calendar page on this site for more info.  Photos courtesy Tom N.
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July 18-20, 2019 FAC Non-Nats, Geneseo, NY.  Several Stealth Squadroneers and Glastonbury Aeromodellers attended this annual FAC meet to compete and renew old friendships with FACers who attended from around the country.  We had a fabulous time and hope you can join us next year.  Photos courtesy Phil M and Tom N – THANKS!  Click on thumbnail to view larger image and advance to next pic from there.

March 24, 2019 Indoor Contest Penn Brook School, Georgetown MA.  Photos courtesy Peter Kirby and Tom N – THANKS!  Click on thumbnail to view larger image and advance to next pic from there.

More Pictures of Free Flight rubber models. Many photos taken at FAC NATS in Geneseo NY.