So what is Control-Line Carrier-Deck flying?

Control-Line model flying has been around for over 70 years. It’s a half-way house between free flight (“chuck it and chance it”) and radio control. Control-line models are physically flown by the pilot, who uses a handle and a set of thin steel wires attached to the aeroplane to give control over the height at which the plane flies, and to limit its flight path to a circle (usually 60 feet in diameter).

Carrier-Deck is one of many different types of control-line flying. It’s one of the simplest to describe (flying a simulated mission from an aircraft carrier) but one of the most difficult to perfect…

This site has all the info you need to build a model of your own and enter competitions; have a look at the PLANS PAGE for something to build, and the 2015 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.








US Navy experiment in 1944


This must be proof that Blimps are legal in Basic Carrier – and it sure looks like a good hook-up on Wire #4 to me!


Someone ought to give this a try, although maybe not using a profile model!



Breaking News – Click for Andy Housden’s Report and Results from the Barton Bash now uploaded!



Here’s a real find by Jan Odeyn! Burt Rutan talking about flying C/L carrier-deck back in the day in the US…

(from 2m 45s)




2014 CARRIER-DECK.COM TROPHIESClick here for some a-ma-zing times!




US Master Eric Conley’s thoughts on setting up a Profile Carrier model via a weblink to “Flying Lines”



Nigel Cheffers-Heard’s excellent Carrier-Deck Video: The Original or The Flyco Remix for alternative audio experiences!


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Last modified: 04/05/2015