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About the Club

The club was started over 40 years ago to promote and enjoy control line models.

Our club has the privilege of flying from a secure site

graciously loaned to us by the great folks at the

Clark Regional Airport. These privileges carry with them some restrictions.

The main restrictions are as follows:

1. All members are expected to be courteous, respectful, and friendly to each other or anyone else at the Flying Field or at any Skyliners event. Remember each member acts as an ambassador for the club at all times.

2. Use of Flying Field: Everyone that flies at our field must be an AMA member and either a Club member or guest of a club member and follow all AMA Safety Guidelines. Visitors are always welcome; however, if you intend to fly with us on a regular basis, you must become a member of the club.

3. Flying Field Gate: The gate will be kept closed and locked unless a member is on the field.

4. Trash: Anyone using out field is expected to remove their own trash. This includes not just normal trash, but airplane parts, broken propellers, and cigarette butts.

5. Mufflers: The use of mufflers is encouraged.

6. Flying Hours: No engine shall be run at the flying field before 9am.

7. Pets: Pets are not allowed in the Flying Area or Pits. If on club property, they must be well controlled, on a leash, and are the responsibility of the member.

8. RADIO CONTROLLED MODELS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS PROPERTY

 

 


The following is an article written by Jim Correll.

Sadly, we lost Jim in 2008. His lively conversations and aversion to Monokote will be missed.

 

This article appeared in

the January/February, 2001, issue of Stunt News:

 

SKYLINERS - FORTY plus YEARS OLD

In the summer of 1960 Bill Farnsley and I were flying control-line models at Bicknell Park in New Albany . The thought came to both of us, there needed to be a formal control-line club in New Albany .

We contacted the New Albany Parks Department and they thought it was a good idea too. I contacted the principal at Grantline Road Elementary School and he agreed to let us use school property. The school property extended west to what was then the Monon Railroad, and was wide enough for two flying circles. We were granted half of this property with the railroad as the back boundary. We found out a short time later that the Little League was to use the front half closer to the school building. They were told the C-L Club was to have the back half, and not to encroach on this area!

We contacted the New Albany Tribune about an organizational meeting, and called that meeting in the Parks Dept. building on Ekin Ave. The Tribune was very helpful in all ways. They reported on the meetings, the new flying field, and C-L in general. The first meeting was very successful with about 20 prospective members in attendance. We signed up most of these people, elected officers, and decided on the name “Skyliners”. The little guy on the engine logo was drawn by Helen Hornickle, a commercial artist, married to Ralph Hornickle my brother-in-law.

We soon had two grass circles chopped out with 20-foot bare take-off strips. The flying got going and we gathered a few more members, totaling about 25. We also soon discovered the Little League mothers thought that, since we had cut the grass so nicely, they would bring the kids back to our area and use the bare take-off strips as home plate. We had several bitter encounters with these people who knew they were wrong, but could not go by the rules as set down. By the late 70’s they had taken over the entire property. We were fortunate to have a hobby shop in New Albany with the owner and his sons as very active members. The club also had an AMA charter, but it was lost sometime in the 70’s. There were many club contests and picnics. The main rule of the picnic day was that all members must fly some kind of airplane, C-L, rubber power, or hand launched glider. The 70’s were a very lean time for the Skyliners. It turned into a contest only, combat club, and with no flying field, died quietly.

One evening in 1980 I ran into Bob Naville and asked him if he knew where the records and money (if any) were. He said that he knew; he had it at his home. We decided to try and bring the Skyliners back to life if we could find a flying field. We went to Clark County Airport to an air board meeting and made our pitch for two acres of ground, bounded on the north by Bean Road . The air board granted the ground so we were in business again.

I got Byron Barker involved and we started over again, getting two grass circles developed. As time went on we gathered members up to a max of about 50. The last few years we have held contests, swap meets, and picnics, etc. CL is far from dead as many have claimed. The field still has two circles, only one was black-topped in the summer of 2000. Some of us are getting too many years behind us to be as active as we would like, but the pure fun of C-L is still as good as ever. Come out and bring a friend.

The only charter member,

Jim Correll

 

Jim Correll designed many models in his lifetime.

Pictured below is one of them.

The "Commander"