Brooklyn Skyscrapers Model Airplane Club
The International Challenge has been renamed for Bob Hatschek
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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
for photos and story click here.
Galeville Field Status Report
the Skyscraper's Newsletter.
Back issues available here.
Model Aviation Web Links
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Flying Barrons Free Flight field weather click the banner below.
Directions to the field and Hotels click here.
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