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!
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!
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!
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!
Whew, we’ve got lots of info to share about upcoming club activities!
First, your last opportunity to fly Indoors this season is this coming Sunday April 3. Yep, we’ll be flying in the Penn Brook Middle School gym in Georgetown MA. Check out the flyer at top of this post for the Event roster. See you there!
Check out clubster John Rood’s terrific photos from the March 13 indoor meet here.
And unfortunately the April 10 Meet in Glastonbury CT has been CANCELLED
2022 OUTDOOR AMESBURY DATES SET
Good news here gang. A full slate of dates has been set for Outdoor Meets at fabulous Woodsom Farm in Amesbury MA.
Check the Upcoming Dates in the sidebar, or the Calendar page of this site and mark you calendars. Time to get those new models finished up and ready to go!
We’ll be flying many of our popular events at these meets. Look for the specific Contest Flyers to be posted as the dates approach. We’ll be posting the Pinkham Field (Durham CT) meet dates soon too. Lot’s of flying is on the horizon for 2022 for sure!
The first Class at Westford’s Roudenbush Center recently graduated and flew their Skylark models
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Model building & Flying FUN!
The first Model Airplane Building Class at Westford’s Roudenbush Center recently completed and flew their Skylark models.
The models flew well, with one Skylark putting in a 54 second flight flight in the crisp November air. That’d be a great flight at any of our local meets (see updated Calendar page for coming indoor flying sessions).
Kudos to Clubster Steve E for leading the class at the Roudenbush where the Skylarks were built over several weekly classes. The creative hands-on activity even caught the attention of the Lowell Sun newspaper which ran a photo feature recently!
And kudos to the Model Builders as well. We look forward to seeing these Skylarks and other new models and modelers at our upcoming flying sessions.
Steve tells us that another Model Building Class will be starting up at the Roudenbush sometime in 2022. So stay tuned and join in the fun!
Skylark is the latest of Steve’s Free Flight rubber powered model designs. Watch Steve fly his Skylark here.
What fun it is to watch new folks experience this rewarding hobby.
What perfect flying weather we had for the Nov 6, 2021 contest.
Mostly warm temps and light breezes made for just a super meet.
Good friends from New York and Connecticut made the trip to fly compete and have fun. John Rood and spouse Kathi came up from Boston, ran a few events and took some great pics. We’ve presented a few here, but check this Link to see the entire collection.
And don’t forget gang, there’s still one more chance to fly free flight models outdoors this season. The Pinkham Field Turkey Fly is this coming Sunday Nov. 14. Click the meet flyer image at top of the left column for the details.
There’s more! The Indoor Season will commence just after the New Year opens in early January. Meet/Contest dates will be posted to the Calendar on this site very soon.
The One-Design model for the coming indoor season has been selected – the Comet 20in Taylorcraft. Check out the One Design page on this site for the details including download links for the full-sized construction plan and event rules.
There’s lots more coming soon gang so check into this Homepage often for the latest.