Bob Shaw Control Line

 

WE  ARE  GETTING  READY  FOR  THE  BEST CONTROL  LINE  VENUE  EVER !

THE TRIPLE TREE AERODROME…..THIS MAY, JOE NALL WEEK!!


We left Joe Nall Week last year having just presented an airplane and trophy to celebrate and commemorate our 2,000th student pilot. We had just completed a two day stunt contest that attracted many C/L pilots to Joe Nall Week for the first time. Our mission for 2017 was daunting indeed.

In keeping with the spirit of the Joe Nall Week, how could we improve the experiences of those who came to our circles to fly, watch, learn, or just laugh while watching their family members or friends try control line flying for the first time?

Let’s see…..we provide hands-on free training for anyone who wants the experience. We have a large tent and beautiful gazebo where anyone can find shade and camaraderie. We offer special and limited edition shirts for anyone who wants a lasting and unique memento.
We even have a few very clean port-a-potties right on site.

So, Will Davis and I put our heads together. Simple math will tell you that the sum of our two heads equals one reasonably bright person! Laugh if you will (no pun intended to my friend), but we have succeeded and are very excited about the program for this year’s Joe Nall.

NEW PILOT TRAINING

Our famous Green Hat Gang will be on site to help anyone and everyone try their hands at control line flight beginning Saturday, May 13th around noon. We have reserved one of our three circles all week for anyone who wants to fly one of our e-powered RingRat 250 airplanes. SO, our circles and instructors will be available everyday this year during Joe Nall Week, including Saturday until Noon.

OPEN FLYING FOR EXPERIENCED C/L PILOTS

Beginning Saturday, May 13th, two circles will be available for open flying by experienced pilots as well as those who have flown but could use a little help. These two circles will be available through Wednesday evening. They will also be available after we have completed our first day of competition stunt flying on Friday. That is plenty of time for fun, trimming, bragging, and helping others.

NEW FOR 2017….STUNT CAMP….MAY 18th

We are so very pleased to announce that world-renown airplane designer, engine manufacturer, and stunt pilot Randy Smith will be conducting our first ever Stunt Camp! Randy will be assisted by Derek Barry, one of the nation’s top C/L stunt pilots.

Stunt Camp will be an all-day program held on Thursday, May 18th. Randy and his crew will use two adjoining circles as experienced pilots are coached and judged on their skills in flying the Precision Aerobatic Stunt Pattern. This is a unique opportunity for hands-on assistance offered by Randy and Derek. If an experienced C/L stunt pilot wants to get their flying skills to the next level, this is the place to be. We are all very excited about this new program that Randy is launching this May during Joe Nall Week.

NEW FOR 2017….C/L JUDGE’S CLINIC….MAY 18TH

Shortly after Stunt Camp has concluded, Will Davis will be overseeing a special program teaching the finer points of being a consistent, fair, objective, and accurate judge at stunt events in the U.S. Will’s program represents a tremendous opportunity for all of us who will at some time volunteer to judge our peers at various contests around the country.

Becoming a better judge also has a great spinoff benefit: good judges become better pilots themselves. Knowing what to look for in the stunt pattern makes flying the pattern more objective and more accurate.

Will is one of the original Green Hat Gang members and has been my co-CD for the past five years. He is more than qualified to supervise this training.

Both Randy and Will have full plates in their personal lives yet found time to make our week at Triple Tree something very special.

THIRD ANNUAL TRIPLE TREE STUNT CHAMPIONSHIP…..MAY 19th & MAY 20th

On Friday, May 19th, we will have Profile Stunt in the morning and Classic Stunt after lunch.
Saturday, we will fly Precision Aerobatics, with the two rounds separated by a wonderful hot lunch served by Melissa and Will Davis. Following the second round, we will have our customary awards ceremony under our big tent. We should be all done by 3:00PM at the latest.

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If President John F. Kennedy had been a C/L modeler, he might have said….


“Don’t ask what your Contest Director can do for you. Ask what you can do for your Contest Director!”


To help with our planning and supplies, please register for Joe Nall Week with your primary flight line being “Control Line.” This gets you into the Triple Tree Aerodrome each day you have reserved.

The second step is to please contact me, Mark Weiss, to let me know that you are attending, what days you plan on being with us, what events you would like to enter, and what size T shirt you wear if you are going to fly in the Stunt Championship on either day, or both.

Email:    ama82824@yahoo.com
Phone:    302-547-4917 (my TEXT number as well)

We are all looking forward to a great 2017 Joe Nall.

IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT C/L PILOT BUT CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT GOES ON IN OUR AREA, PLEASE COME DOWN ANY DAY OF THE JOE NALL WEEK AND WE WILL MAKE SURE YOUR VISIT WAS PLEASURABLE.


REMEMBER, ONE VISITOR YEARS AGO GAVE US OUR NICKNAME….

"FUN CENTRAL"


Mark Weiss

Proud Recipient of the 2016 Joe Nall Award
Control Line Director, Joe Nall Week
PAMPA Member
AMA Member and District 4 AVP

“All of the beautiful control line facilities have been

made possible through the enormous generosity of Bob Shaw”