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(Nearly) Live from Muncie

Don DeLoach sends this from Muncie.  Clete Schenkel repairing his venerable Rearwin Speedster.  Rumor has it that he earned Kanone #16 this weekend.  I guess this is how it’s done!


FAC Outdoor Champs and Ted Dock Contests!

CONTEST REMINDER! The FAC Outdoor Champs and Ted Dock Contests will be in Muncie on 21/22 & 23/24 September. Pre-register today (especially for the Outdoor Champs so we know how many T-shirts and Glider kits we need).


Here are the flyers (also posted on the FAC Calendar):…/2023_9_Champs.pdf…/2023_9_TedDock.pdf


Miss Productions in New Jersey

Here’s a photo of three intrepid OT Stick flyers flying their new “Miss Production” model in tribute to the late Dan Driscoll.  This happened at the Tuckahoe Squadron meet this past weekend.  They flew on 15% rubber and 9″ props with the models weighing in at about 40-45 grams.  Dave reports he had a 169-second flight (2:49 minutes)!  I am sure they will have them all ready for the Dan Driscoll Memorial event in Raeford, NC next month (check the FAC Calendar).  I am sure there will be other Miss Productions in the air, too!


The FAC 2023-24 Rule Book has been Published

The new Rule Book is out!  Grab your copy HERE, save it, print it, and familiarize yourself with the (very minor) changes.  In short, the new areas cover:

1) exotic materials in Phantom Flash (see page 13)

2) Jet Cat scale appearance (see page 14)

3) honing down what “combat” aircraft are eligible (see page 17)

That’s it!



Save the Date! – 2023 FAC non-Nats – 12-15 July

Mark your calendars!  The 2023 FAC non-Nats has been scheduled!  Reserve the 12-15 July!  We will have a schedule of events soon.

Don’t forget – you can always check the Official FAC Calendar of events for this event and other events near you and across the country!

Here is the LINK.


Bruce Foster earns his BLUE MAX!

Long time FACer, Bruce Foster, traveled to the chilly north and visited the Escadrille Harfang (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) last November (2022).  He won their Dime Scale event, flying an XP-40 against four Canadiens!  This was his 16th kanone and it has earned him the coveted BLUE MAX (“pour le Merite” up north).  He has elected to be awarded the medal this summer in Geneseo.  Here are photos from Ronny Gosselin.  CONGRATULATIONS BRUCE!!!

clockwise from lower left: Bruce Foster, Gustavo Durieux, Octavian Aldea, Luc Martin, and Ronny Gosselin


2023/24 FAC One-Design – 1946 Schweizer SGU 2-22

We asked Tom Hallman to develop a model for the next FAC One-Design.  He chose the 1946 Schweizer SGU 2-22 for FAC hi-Start/Towline Glider.  This is a 36″ wingspan glider and will be kitted (short kit, likely with canopy) and provided in the 2023 Flying Aces Outdoor Champs Registration package – to be flown as the One-Design in 2024. The short kit will be available for purchase after the Outdoor Champs (but not before).

Hopefully, this will get more people into the Hi-Start/Towline Glider event.

Here is a video of Tom’s construction of the prototype model.


Free Flight: Front and Center!

Thanks to Don DeLoach, Rick Pangell, Thayer Syme, and Tom Hallman, I read – oh wow – FIVE FREE FLIGHT ARTICLES in the Nov 2022 issue of Model Aviation!

And, in case you didn’t know, Tom Hallman has picked up the Free Flight Scale banner (column) in MA that Dennis Norman carried for years.

Thanks to the authors and photographers that made this issue possible, BUT it wouldn’t be possible without all of you modelers!


FAC NATS XXII – Registration Now Open!

In case you missed it, the 2022 FAC NATS are a GO!

13-16 July 2022 at the National Warplane Museum Field in Geneseo, New York!

Find your event list and registration package HERE.

See you there!




The biannual review and update to the FAC Rule Book has been completed and the new Rule Book has been posted online.

You can find the new Rule Book in the same location as before; here is the LINK  (your old links will work just fine).

There are a couple of minor changes, but the major news is the formal addition of TWO popular events to the Official Rules and Events:

BLUE RIDGE SPECIAL and SCALE GLIDER have moved from Provisional to Official Events, based on their popularity.  Note that for Scale Glider, the launch may be acheived by a Hi-Start OR a Towline Reel – even at the same Event/Contest.



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