About Full Circle Flyers.

his blog was started in 2011 after I moved from North Queensland to Tasmania as a means of keeping in contact with my old control line mates and so that they could see what was happening down here in Tassie.  This blog site used to block search engines and could be accessed by typing in key words such as full circle flyers, control line, etc.

Full Circle Flyers was intended to be a private, by invitation only, blog site but other sites now have links to this site and the audience is expanding. It was not intended to be a professional, high bling site but to be a place where you can display your C/L activities and have a bit of fun.

The name Full Circle Flyers must be credited to Bob McKenzie, who told me the name several years ago. The reasoning behind it was that he and I, and others, began aeromodelling with Control Line flying many years ago and gradually progressed to Radio Control, finally returning to Control Line, thus coming “Full Circle” in aeromodelling.
The logo was designed by Alan Beggs and myself.

My other interests – History of aeromodelling in Australia, Tether Cars, Round The Pole, Free Flight – are also included to a lesser extent. I am not currently active in these pursuits, but always interested in any news, photos, etc.

Readers of this site are encouraged to upload photos, hints & tips, or anything to do with the above modeling activities. I can be contacted at johnmoody@westnet.com.au
Also, you can leave a comment on any posting. Nothing nasty, please! (All comments are required to be approved by me before being displayed on the blog).

I hope you find some things of interest to you. Please check back regularly for new postings. Enjoy. 


  1. I was a member of TMAC or TAM, cant remember now what it was called in the late 50's early 60's. Started flying in National Park Railway Estate, then at the club field on corner of Hugh st and Ingham road.Represented the club on TNQ7 kids show a couple of afternoons to explain how to build and fly CL planes.Left the hobby for many years, but am back in rc and starting CL again at 70!
    Regards, Pat(now in Canada)

  2. Hi Pat. The original flying club in Townsville was TAM Townsville Aero Modellers. It was defunct by the late 50's or early 60's. I started flying C/L about 1963 while still at school.

    In 1964 or 65, we formed a new club called Townsville Model Aircraft Club and flew mainly at Keyatta Park, the original flying site in T'ville on Hugh St & Ingham Rd. I personally stopped flying in 1966 after taking up Speedway racing. I got back into aeromodelling in 1979.

    Have you had a look through the photos in "From The Crypt" page? You may see some familiar faces.

    Great to hear from you.

  3. That’s a coincidence, I started racing solos at Garbutt in 65. Just about cut my foot off in 66! You raced sidecars I think.

    1. I raced TQ's (Three Quarter Speed Cars) at Garbutt in the '60's and Saloon cars at Savannah Speedway in the early '70's. Your name sounds familiar, Pat. I'm sure we have met. If you want to keep in touch, email me on johnmoody@westnet.com.au