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


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  • 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

  • September 11, 2016 9:43 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Bruce Hannah prepared the following Flickr album in tribute of late Marty Thompson, with photos taken at the NorCal 2016 contest.

    ".....this captures all the emotion that I went through that day. I miss my buddy and wished to honor him, and to share it with so many of his friends, and family was more than I could ask for. I flew in a contest this last weekend, one that Marty and I never missed, and many there mentioned how they missed Marty. Bruce"

    Bruce's Tribute to Marty

  • July 03, 2016 10:49 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Mike Norgard shared the following photo album for your enjoyment. Thank you Mike!

    Photos from NCFFC 2016

  • June 16, 2016 6:58 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    This classic free flight film brought to our attention by Fred Terzian, was made for AMA by Jay Gerber and legendary NFL Football narrator John Facenda. 

    The scenes at Taft were filmed around 1981 at the U.S. Free Flight Champs. OCD members Bud Romak and Roger Gregory can be seen at 1:37. Fred Terzian can be seen at 1:45 on the left in a red shirt, mustache, curly hair and glasses. Manny Andrade can be seen at 2:20 and Bob and Carmen Critchlow can be seen at 8:08. Fred's sons David and Chris, Scott Persons (one of Rod's sons) can be seen at 22:41.


  • June 11, 2016 4:25 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Junior United States FAI Free Flight team is preparing to compete in the World Championship at Prelip, Macedonia on August 1-7, 2016.

    AMA financial support does not completely cover World Championship team costs. Jim Parker, team manager, therefore seeks donations to make up the difference. 

    Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. For a donation of $100 or more, you will receive a Team T-shirt. 

    Please refer to Jim Parker's letter for the various ways to help the US Jr Team. 

  • April 30, 2016 10:08 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    At this contest hosted by our club and with Bill Vanderbeek's support, participants were treated to two beautiful days of flying, delicious lunch on site and great camaraderie. Results coming soon...

    Cameraman's bias towards rubber models shows...

    Click here for pictures from the event. Photo credits to Jim Harris and Andy Bandy.

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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