Brooklyn Skyscrapers Model Airplane Club

Frank Paulin

October 3, 1926 - June 10,2016

Established in 1936, the Brooklyn Skyscrapers is one of the oldest model airplane clubs in the country. The club still has a large membership, although not one single member resides in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. The club has retained this name for two reasons, tradition and chutzpah! Tradition, because of the clubs origin. And chutzpah because of the clubs old battle cry, "Brooklyn voises da woild." Also known as the most active club in the northeast, the clubs members still travel to all parts of the country to compete in free flight model airplane contests. Today the Skyscrapers have members living in all parts of the United States, but the core members still live in the N.Y.C. Tri-state area. Photographs of modeling activity from 1939 and 1957 can be seen below along with new photographs showing today's members. Sort of a photographic history showing sixty years of modeling's "good ole' days". Today the Skyscrapers fly in Wawayanda, NY on the Bryton Barron Memorial Flying Field. Fellow Skyscraper member, Andrew Barron purchased this amazing sod farm / flying field and has been kind enough to let us all use it. The field is approximately 800 acres of flat sod and some corn. This is probably the finest free flight flying site in the Northeast.

Skyscraper News and Contest Calendar

Purchase Skyscrapers merchandise here

Purchase the Skyscraper DVD here

History of the Skyscrapers click here

Visit the Skyscrapers Photo Gallery

Skyscrapers in Memoriam

Wing Loading Calculator click here

Video shot from club members models click here

Ode to Wawayanda

The Skyscraper's Newsletter archive read them here.

Contest director's report and contest results

Dakota madness at the Skyscrapers 1999 Annual

for photos and story click here.

Galeville Field Status Report

the Skyscraper's Newsletter.

Back issues available here.

Model Aviation Web Links

Download Acrobat® Reader to view the PDF files on this site

Flying Barrons Free Flight field weather click the banner below.

Click for Wawayanda, New York Forecast

Directions to the field and Hotels click here.

You can contact us at davidptacton@hotmail.com

 

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