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


November 06, 2021 8:00 AM • Waegell Field
  • 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.

  • February 22, 2017 12:43 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    In spite of the rain and mud, 2017 Isaacson Winter Classic run by CD Norm Furutani with our own Tom Faith helping got a great turnout! Saturday was flyable, Sunday and Monday were gorgeous. The Aussie Scrambles at the end of Monday was a hoot and I even Norm had a chance to fly! 

    Norm's son, Brian's pics are at: 


    Tom Faith's pictures are at:



  • December 25, 2016 2:06 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The NCFFC and other events for the year of 2017 have been added to the Events Calendar and can also be seen here in compact form. Please go to the individual event on the calendar to access the flyer, if one is available.

    At this time, please also consider renewing/starting your Friends of Waegell membership. Friends of Waegell Fund was established to financially ensure the preservation of Waegell Field, the only field currently available in Northern California suitable for holding  free flight contests. Friends of Waegell Field don't pay field rental fees at the contests.

    Please also consider renewing/starting your membership for the Lost Hills Free Flight Model Airfield.

  • November 03, 2016 8:35 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    We were treated to Gail Wagner's gorgeous rubber powered models at the last SGMA Fall Contest at Waegell. Here are a couple videos for your viewing pleasure.

  • November 03, 2016 8:29 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The contest season for 2016 came to a close with the last contest of the season which took place on October 22. Click on the links below for the final results of the OCD Club and NCFFC Trophies. Congratulations to the winners!

    OCD Club Trophies

    NCFFC Gold & Silver Trophies

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.

The site also manages the membership.  With your paid membership, you can access the members-only section.  As a member, you will be able to:

  • View & update your member information
  • View the names and contact information of other members
  • View club contest scores and overall standings
  • Purchase free-flight items at-cost (Badge Timers and FAI rubber)
  • Access members-only plans

The cost of membership is $15 for 12 months.  Individuals under the age of 19 (AMA Juniors and Seniors) are free, subject to verification.

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