Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some
form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle
my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which
all began in Mayo, MD
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Control Line Airplanes Flying in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
Melanie and I were watching an episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.(season 2, episode 9, "The Deadly Toys Affair")
and saw a scene where boys at a school in Switzerland were flying control line airplanes. Someone on the story writing side
of "The Man U.N.C.L.E." must like model airplanes because they have appeared prominently in at least two episodes. "The
Deadly Toys Affair" is about a boy nuclear energy genius (Jay North - aka "Dennis the Menace") who is in target of indoctrination
and recruiting by the nefarious "Thrush" crime organization. U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are tasked
to rescue the boy. Good battles evil, and of course good prevails.