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Metrolina  Control  Line Society

AMA Club # 1811     

Flying Control Line Since 1981

  Update: April 21  





•••Next    MCLS Club  meeting April  27 at David B Waymer Field  Huntersville NC 2:00 pm , Fly before the meeting 


April 6 Fun Fly and Contest 


Gerry Glier placed first  in Profile Stunt with a Watt Moore Built Brodak P-40 powered by Randy Smith PA 51 

Profile.  Gerry Glier , Larry Draughn and Larry Hillier 

Buddy Barbee

Buddy Barbee  placed first  N30 Stunt flying A Vintage  Bob Pitkin built Chizzler  powered by Fox 35   .

N30.  Buddy Barbee , Gerry Glier and Don Jenkins


Lunch served by Flying Aces RC Club 


Long time MCLS member Ed Ruane  catches up with Don Jenkins at the Huntersville Contest . 

Connor and Wesley Smith after a full day of practice  on Friday before the contest 

March 23 2024 Watt Moore Fun fly  


MCLS Membership     

Will Davis, Don Jenkins, Max Flowe, James Duckworth, Phil Bailey ,Ray Copeland ,Fred Brigeman,  Gerry Glier, David Green, Larry Hillier, James McKinney,  Watt Moore  ,Stan Powell, Kermit Payne, Scott Seiler, Trevor Sayer , David Nyce, Jo Shoemaker, Everette Shoemaker, Graham Webster, Sonny Williams ,Gustavo Urtubey   


President              •••       Will Davis

Vice President   •••        Max Flowe 

Sec Treasurer    •••        Don Jenkins 

Safety Officer    •••        James Duckworth 

Membership        •••      Everette Shoemaker 

•• MCLS  Notice •• 

  • MCLS Club Meeting •••• Next meeting of MCLS  will be Saturday April 27 , Huntersville 2:00 pm


Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from 23 March 2024

Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting at the home and flying field of Watt Moore in Chester SC.  We had a great turnout to celebrate Watt’s 91st birthday.  Watt even got in some handle time on a Ringmaster with aid of the flying chair.  Will Davis grilled up some hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings and Watt cut his birthday cake after blowing out the candles with an old greasy propeller.  What a great Saturday afternoon of flying, fellowship, celebration, and dodging paper planes!

The following folks were present:  Watt Moore, Will Davis, Don Jenkins, Max Flowe, Everett and Jo Shoemaker, James Duckworth, Wayne Robinson, Scott Seiler, Alan Buck, John Rakes, Charlene Hopkins, Wesleyand Connor Smith.  The meeting was brought to order at 2:27 PM


Financial Report:

The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to supportcontrol line modeling for another year and to put on a one-day contest on 6 April 2024! The meeting minutes from our meeting in February were read and approved by those in attendance.

President’s Report:  

1. Here is an updated list of upcoming contests and events:
MCLS one-day contest, Profile and N-30, 6 April 2024.
Joe Nall at Triple Tree, 10-17 May 2024.  Stunt camp is on 16 May and a contest will be held on 17 and 18 May.  Friday is N-30 and profile, and we will have the place to ourselves on Saturday for PAMPA competition with all skill classes.
Brodak Fly-In, 10-15 June.
US Nationals in Muncie, August 4-9.
2024 World Championship in Muncie, August 12-17.
Canton Georgia Contest, September 13-15.
KOI, McAlpin FL, September 27 – 29.


2. If you fly at Waymer Field get a Park Pass, and its time to renew your MCLS Membership!  Dues remain at $20 so make your checks out to Don Jenkins or join via the Wacama Website.

Old Business:

1. MCLS will put on a one-day Contest and Fun Fly/Raffle/Vendors on Saturday, 6 April 2024.  There will be two events, Profile and N-30 with all skill classes grouped together with 3 awards for each event.  The grass circle will be available all day to fly anything you bring.  Lunch will be served.

New Business:

1. The Flying Aces RC Club has volunteered to prepare our lunch at the April 6th contest.  They will be grilling brats, hotdogs, burgers with all the good stuff to go along.
2. The next club meeting will be at the Waymer Flying Field on 20 April 2024 at 2:00 PM.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 PM.


Don Jenkins

Secretary and Treasurer

Joe Nall Ringrat Training   


MCLS December club meeting 

Great story on Tom Dixon and Bob Elliott  P40 Black Tiger 

November  Club meeting 

Don Jenkins , Will Davis , Scott Seiler  and Max Flowe with their Brodak SV 11 models


Carolina Gang at Golden Oldies Control Line Contest.  Roanoke Rapids ,NC  


1/2 A Day  




         Will Davis

 Club Meeting •••

•    The Next club meeting will be Saturday April 27  at Huntersville Field  2:00

Social Media •••
Facebook pages that might be of interest to control line flyers below

Metrolina Control Line Society 
• PAMPA control line 
• Control Line flying  
• Brodak Hobby

Contest Season •••    
I updated the list of  control line events that members attend from  the southeast . 

 If your organization has a control line event scheduled ,  let me know and I will add it to our web site. 

PAMPA •••    

 The Precision Aerobatics Model Pilots Association, Inc. (PAMPA) is recognized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) as a Special Interest Group (SIG) representing Control Line Precision Aerobatics (CLPA) enthusiasts on a national and international basis.

The mission of PAMPA is to promote and improve control line precision aerobatics events.    

 The PAMPA web site has many digital articles available for download, pictures, District/Regional contact  information  

Club meeting •••

Next meeting Sat April 27 at Huntersville 

Join the Fun •••

If you  want to meet up to fly at Huntersville ,   contact Will Davis  , Don Jenkins or Max Flowe to get together . 

Will Davis




Quote of the Day 

“   Tell Jimmy to get on his horse  “ 

Code message for Jimmy Doolittle to go ahead with Tokyo Raid April 18 1942.








Contest and Events  

        ••••• 2024  SE  USA  Events •••••


•••   April 20 •••   Raleigh NC  RDRC Rodney Earp Swap meet  and RDRC fun fly 


•••   May 10 -17 ••• Joe Nall   •••

 Woodruff SC     

Combat  Contest the first   Sat  and Sun  weekend .

Ringrat Training and Stunt Nats practice all week    

Triple Tree Stunt Championships.  •

Profile and N30 stunt on Friday May 17   (all Skill  Classes combined)..
Pampa  PA Skill Classes on Saturday May 18   . 9 am Start Both Days,, Stunt camp and Swap meet on Thursday May 16 , Lunch served on Saturday , no appearance points  any event.Registered  Control line flyers stay on Saturday for competition 
Contest Director: Will Davis ,Mark Weiss


•••. BRODAK Fly in  ••• June 10 -June 15 



 ••• AMA Nationals 2024 •••  August 3-9




••• August 9 and 10•••• WV Aviation Expo




•• 2024 Control Line World Championships  at AMA Muncie Indiana 

August 12-17 


•••Sept 13-15, 2024 •• •Canton Ga Contest .   Doug Patterson , Tom Dixon 

••• Sept  27-29 , 2024 KOI International  CD •Wayne Smith 



In the workshop :  
 Don’s new Electric PA model  pics during construction , 





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