Announcing Postal Dime Scale Contest!

Submit your flight times using the Postal Timesheet form in the Sidebar or on the Postal Contest page.


 

Enter your FAC Dime Scale model!

We’re bringing back the FAC Postal Contest – a real crowd-pleaser from the early days of the Flying Aces Club.  This is a virtual event that allows flyers who can’t normally attend our contests to join the fun and go for the glory.  Anyone can win so get out and fly your FAC Dime Scale model.

The Contest starts on Turkey-Day November 28, 2019 and ends on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2020.  All flights are to be made outdoors and there will be a Temperature bonus to keep things even for those flying out of colder airdromes.  That’s right, the colder the day you fly – the more bonus added to your flight time! 

Check out the Postal Contest page of this site for the up to date Results Table – we’ll post the top 20 times submitted.  Rules and online Timesheet Form can be found on this page.  Look for the Timesheet Form at the bottom of the sidebar throughout the site as well.

This is meant to be a fun thing, not a go-for-broke max times only event.  Get creative and use your best FAC Spirit!  We encourage entries from all locations worldwide.  Photos or videos of your model or flight are welcomed and we’ll try our best to post them on the Stealth Sqdn site for all to enjoy. 

Have at it Skysters!

 

5min+ ROW Free Flight Rubber Powered Model Airplane

About 10 miles north of the Massachusetts border where the Connecticut River bends to starboard and flows south toward Long Island Sound, lies a tranquil place called Retreat Meadows.  Here, a special breed of aeromodellers fly their aircraft free, rising off the still waters into the cool Vermont sky.

Our Stealth Squadron roving reporter recently caught up with Jim Woolwough, to learn more about his fantastic free flight rubber model “Thin Ice” and the quest for a 5 minute rise-off-water (ROW) flight over Retreat Meadows.

For perspective: the standing Mulvihill Rubber ROW world record flight is 5min 44sec made by Robert Hauk on September, 7, 2019.
In 1929, Bert Pond (AMA Hall of Fame) held the ROW world record with a 2min 52 sec flight made with an “A Frame” Twin Pusher on floats.

Jim Woolnough describes “Thin Ice” his fantastic model airplane and the quest for a 5 minute rise-off-water (ROW) flight

Retreat meadows, Vt – site of the flight

(click to enlarge)

 

2019-20 Indoor Season Kicks Off!

fly in the gym!

OK gang, the weather’s turning colder and the Indoor flying season is here.

Check the links at right to see the dates in Georgetown and Glastonbury.  Glastonbury kicks off on Sunday Nov. 10, while Georgetown kicks off on Jan. 5.  

There are lots of opportunities to fly free flight rubber in the gyms.  Don’t forget to build your Pipit and join the fun!

“click the links below to view flying dates in Georgetown, MA and Glastonbury, CT”

 

Fall 2019 Contest Photos – Amesbury & Durham

 

View Pictures, highlights & Results

We had some truly great flying days at this Fall’s local meets.  Unfortunately, turnout for the Oct 13 Woodsom Farm meet was light.  If you were not able to attend, please try to make upcoming meets – we need your participation and it’s assured you’ll have fun. 

We’ve posted photo essays of the recent Amesbury MA and Durham CT meets.  View these on the Pictures Page to get a sense for the goings-on at the field.  Feel free to post your comments.

Click the image at left to view the full results of the October 13 Amesbury Meet. 

See you at the next meet!

 

Stealth Squadron Fall Contest – October 13 in Amesbury, MA

 

Update: sat 10/12 flying cancelled

all events flown on sunday 10/13!

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

Location will be at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA about 30 minutes north of Boston. 

Come on out and fly with us.  If you don’t have a model airplane we’ll help you get started in this rewarding hobby.

 

September 15 Fall Fly-In Meet – Durham CT

 

join us!

The next local meet is this coming Sunday Sept 15 at Whites Farm in Durham, CT about a 2hr drive from Boston. 

Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer which includes the event roster, Contest Director contact info, etc. 

Directions to Whites Farm in Durham

Several Stealth Sqdn members will be attending and competing to represent our club.  Make the drive and join in the fun!

 

Stealth Squadron Summer Meet – September 8 in Amesbury, MA

 

Update!

This meet is moved to Sunday Sept 8 due to inclement weather forecast for Saturday Sept 7 with Hurricane Dorian.   Location will be at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA about 30 minutes north of Boston. 

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

Come on out and fly with us.  If you don’t have a model airplane we’ll help you get started in this rewarding hobby.

 

Stealth Squadron Summer Meet – September 7 in Amesbury, MA

 

join us!

The next local meet is September 7 at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA about 30 minutes north of Boston. 

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

Come on out and fly with us.  If you don’t have a model airplane we’ll help you get started in this rewarding hobby.

 

Flying Aces Spring Fling Contest – June 23 in Durham, CT

 

join us!

The next local meet is June 23 at Whites Farm in Durham, CT about a 2hr drive from Boston. 

Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer which includes the event roster, Contest Director contact info, etc. 

Directions to Whites Farm in Durham

Several Stealth Sqdn members will be attending and competing to represent our club.  Make the drive and join in the fun!

 

Outdoor Flying Season Is Here!

Get out and fly!

OK gang, the Indoor flying season is done.

Blue skies and warmer weather is here so get outside and find some boomer thermals to fly your model into.

Season opener is the May 4, 2019 meet at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury MA.

Take a break from the building board.  Come on out and join your pals on the flying field!

“Angus says… Check upcoming dates for meets and contests on the Calendar page or sidebar of this site”

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