Oakland Cloud Dusters
Free Flight from the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond


September 05, 2022 11:00 AM • Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City
September 10, 2022 8:00 AM • Waegell Field
October 03, 2022 11:00 AM • Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City
  • September 08, 2017 9:37 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    On August 12, 2017 at Lakeville, there were three contests held simultaneously; A SAM 27 contest CD’d by Rod Persons, an FAC contest CD’d by Manuel Cisneros, and the OCD contest CD’d by Dick Douglas. Rod’s events were P-30 and a rubber scramble for models that would fit in a 30” circle. Manuel had Jet catapult scale, embryo endurance, and dime scale. The OCD contest had all the regular OCD events such as OCD catapult.

    The day started off well with calm winds and overcast with lots of thermals. When the clouds burned off the winds stayed calm until about noon. A great day. Not as much participation as for previous contests.

    Dick Douglas

    You can access the results here

  • August 30, 2017 9:55 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    We are deeply saddened to inform you that OCD member Lynn Price caught his last thermal sometime last week. A memorial service is scheduled for sometime in September and Ron Meckley will be informed by Lynn's daughter about the date, time and place sometime in the near future.

  • June 21, 2017 12:30 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    NCFFC 2017 Western States Champs results can be accessed here

    NCFFC 2017 Gold & Silver points status as of June 20, 2017 can be accessed here.

  • June 20, 2017 11:27 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    AMA Hall of Famer Hank Cole was present at our last club luncheon. He and members chatted about thermals, past contests, rubber, and modeling in general.

  • June 05, 2017 10:15 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Bud Romak was at the Waegell Field, test flying his Dawn Patrol prior to the Nats. This particular model had a 30+ minute flight at Lost Hills and was located in a tree, with the help of a drone. Bud built a new wing to replace the one that was broken after that long flight, and was test flying it for the first time. 

  • May 22, 2017 11:05 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Hank Cole showed up at our OCD meeting held on April 20th. His "show and tell" included the Burnham Twin Pusher he built after being prodded by Mik Mikkelson to fly the event. Mik sent him plans and Hank realized he had less than a week to get it built and ready to fly. He wound up winning the Mass Fly-Off event.

    Harold Davidson decided to attend this meeting to have the opportunity to talk with Hank about his efforts to build the "Cirrus Cruiser" that Hank designed back in the Forties, and described in Hank's book, "The Fascination of Flight" (currently available through the National Free Flight Society).

  • May 15, 2017 1:18 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Bill Vanderbeek has recently produced OCD 80th Anniversary T-shirts and transferred them to Fred Terzian to distribute and collect payments for those who have not received or ordered them yet.

    We have around two dozen T-shirts left, and in Large (L) and Extra Large (XL) sizes. They are $15 each and payment can be made to "Oakland Cloud Dusters" and sent to Fred Terzian's address.

    Fred Terzian
    4858 Moorpark Ave
    San Jose CA 95129-2132

    Fred will have them available at the next OCD lunch meeting on May 18th. Photos are below.

  • May 15, 2017 1:06 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Please click here to access the results. A contest report is due in shortly.

  • March 17, 2017 11:58 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The program for the 28th Northern California Free Flight Championships to be held at the Waegell Field on April 28-30, 2017 is available here.

  • March 05, 2017 12:32 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The OCD Awards Banquet was held on March 4, 2017 at the Skates on the Bay Restaurant in Berkeley. The attendees celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Oakland Cloud Dusters Club, having a good time with friends and taking in the beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay.

    Click here for pictures from the event.

Check out the Upcoming Events page, for a listing of meetings and contests.  Please register for the event in order to receive a timely email reminder.  The reminder email will also contain any last minute information which may be helpful.

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