A collection of links, resources, and information related to F1D and Indoor Free Flight.
Reading and Information
Building and Flying Indoor Models by Ron Williams - Long a collector's item, Building & Flying Indoor Model Airplanes was printed for the third time in 2008. First published in 1981 and reprinted in 1984, this book has inspired future champions and model builders around the world. Over 200 drawings, including plans and numerous photographs showing the hobby as it is practiced, lure the reader into this fascinating and surprising pursuit.
Indoor News and Views - Indoor News and Views (INAV) was founded in 1960 by Bud Tenny to report on the happenings and developments taking place in the Indoor Free Flight community. The newsletter has since served as the primary source of information on Indoor Free Flight model aircraft worldwide. Indoor News and Views publishes articles, plans, and contest information pertaining to all aspects of Indoor Free Flight. The content of the newsletter is reader-generated and ranges from beginner’s level “how-to” articles to FAI World Championship coverage.
The F1D Blog - A website written and managed by two-time World Champion Yuan Kang Lee with articles describing prior contests, plans, instructions and other useful information.
Academy of Model Aeronautics - World's largest model aviation association, representing a membership of more than 195,000 from every walk of life, income level and age group.
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale - The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI - The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide, ratifying world and continental records and coordinating the organisation of international competitions. It is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
National Free Flight Society - The National Free Flight Society (NFFS) is committed to the preservation and promotion of free flight model aviation in all of is aspects and manifestations. The National Free Flight Society is the only organization in the United States that serves the interests of all free flight categories. The Society was formed over 30 years ago to promote free flight activities and continues as a vital, growing organization dedicated to the advancement of the free flight hobby and sport.
Science Olympiad - Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.
Local Free Flight Clubs - Listed by state. Find a local club to meet. Most have local practice sites and can provide mentorship.
Materials and Suppliers
FAI Model Supply - FAI Model Supply is the leading worldwide supplier of model airplanes and model airplane parts and supplies. Charlie & Geralyn Jones, owners of FAI Model Supply, are avid modelers, with a lifelong interest in flight models, who have represented the USA in several international competitions.
Indoor Specialties - This is Ray Harlan's Indoor Model Specialties website. He has been flying indoor models for more than 65 years and has been providing some of the finest tools and unique supplies since 1974. Modelers from around the world have used them to win prestigious contests and set records.
Midwest Products - Balsa wood, other supplies and kits
Hobby Specialties - Supplier of OS Film (mylar covering film)
Peck Polymers - Quality Model Airplane Kits and Accessories Since 1971
Forums and Social Media Groups