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 2018 CALENDAR for somewhere to fly.



Andy Green regrets that, due to ill health in his family, he must cancel the Schneider Trophy meeting for waterplanes at Leicester next weekend (22nd April 2018)

I’m sure we all send Andy and his family our best wishes, and hope to see him at the next Schneider meeting on 17th June.


Mike May (Flyco)


UK Carrier flying at the new BMFA site (Buckminster)?


I’ve been chatting to Andy Housden about getting some carrier events staged at Buckminster, if not this year then next (2019).There are two main problems with this, but both are solvable!


  1. There needs to be someone to organise and run events there (Andy has enough on his plate and would like someone else to do it) – are there any volunteers?
  2. There needs to be a deck at Buckminster for meetings


I am going to ask the BMFA if they would fund (or part-fund) the construction and storage of a new deck at Buckminster, to be kept there permanently. If they are prepared to help, would any of you carrier-fliers out there


a) go to meetings at Buckminster and


b) help practically or financially in building the deck?


Please post your thoughts in the Crew Room

I’ll get back to you after talking to the BMFA!




Mike May (Webmaster & Flyco)



New! 2018 Event Diary updated 28/3/18  (Error in Schwalmthal date corrected!)


All the UK dates confirmed (except for Tyneside) – see the Event Diary for details!


If you know of any other dates do please send them to me – click HERE so that we can start planning our weekends as soon as possible!





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




 Last updated 19/12/2017 at 10:20

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