On Friday, July 20, 2012 noted Control Line Historian Charles Mackey, along with special guest Ms. Shirley St. Clair will be presenting a program celebrating the 75th anniversary of Oba St. Clair’s Control Line achievements. A reproduction of the Miss Shirley, Oba St. Clair’s first Control Line model flown in 1937, constructed by museum volunteer Scott Cheslik will be on display.
The free presentation, with light appetizers provided, will be given in the museum’s McCullough Room at 5:00pm. Following the presentation, the museum will be open until 6:30pm. If you are attending Nats during this week, please plan to attend. For those who are not able to travel to Muncie, we hope to make the presentation available online after the 20th.
Please stay tuned to the blogs for more information, or direct questions and/or RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to AMA for this recognition!
Interestingly enough, this year is my 75th ‘anniversary’ as well, but I’ve only been flying CL since about 1950!
I am glad to read that AMA considers control line flying a worthy subject for a 75th Anniversary recognition. I am a member
of the FM Skylarks CL flying club in Fargo, North Dakota and enjoy the building and flying time that I spend. The winters
up this way are long so the building is a good way to pass the cold time. Our summers are ideal for outdoor activities like flying
and our AMA santioned contest on July 28th and 29th.