The Syracuse Thunderbirds Aero Radio Society is announcing its 1st Control Line Fun Fly!!
The STARS Club of Central New York has been making some serious improvements to their Control Line accommodations and has reached a point where they’d like to show off their facilities to Control Liners beyond just the Central New York region. To that end, they have scheduled what they hope will be the first of an annual Control Line Fun Fly!
Recent additions to the primary control line circle include a new pilot’s concrete center pad and a new takeoff runway. The pilot’s center pad also features a ‘Pilot’s Pole’ that can be put in place for anyone needing a little extra support while going around in circles. All of these are additions to an already great flying circle that is always fully groomed for control line flying. In addition to the flying field, the club offers a clubhouse with food and beverages, ample parking, and power charging stations for those flying with electric engines.
This main flight circle will be used for all pilots to show off and fly their winter builds, general control line flying of all types, new pilot flights, and several Fun Fly Events that will be featured throughout the day.
For this Fun Fly Event, the club will be setting up a second flying circle for additional flight capacity! This second circle will be for experienced control line pilots and will feature computer-based In-Stunt Pattern Tracing with immediate feedback for experienced stunt pilots! A local flyer has developed this program and the flight analysis results are awesome. Come and see how well you perform the stunt pattern with the computer as your judge!
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During this event, the STARS facility will have food and beverages for sale at reasonable prices. There are also outhouse facilities provided at the field.
And best of all…participation in this event is FREE! No pre-registration and no parking or landing fees.
Everyone is invited to come and fly Control Line…bring any Control Line plane you may have. A Ringmaster (and coaching!) will be provided for new pilots wanting to give Control Line flying a try.
If interested and have questions, please let me know and I can provide additional details. I can be contacted through this link: Contact
I have attached a flyer with all the information needed for anyone wishing to participate in this event. We are hoping for a big turnout so get your planes ready and add this event to your calendar!
We are looking forward to flying with you at the STARS!
This is an AMA Sanctioned Event.