LAFA Links

The following list of links is provided for the convenience of the viewer.   The vendors listed are folks that members have found helpful in the past.   No guarantees of quality and/or service are implied.


Academy of Model Aeronautics

The sanctioning body for our hobby / sport.   Information about membership services, educational materials, contest calendar, and more!


Black Hawk Models

This company specializes in 1/2 A flying models of the "hollow log" type as found in the old Scientific kits.   In fact, Walt Musciano is a design consultant with Black Hawk Models.   This company also produces a line of 1/2 A combat wings, a line of 'whip powered' engineless kits, and a line of small balsa planes intended for Cub packs.   Finally, they have a series of three trainers; an 18" wingspan for for .049, a 24" wingspan for .09-.15, and a 30" wingspan for .19 - .29 engines.   Worth a look.

Currell Graphics

Long a staple of model building in Europe, this aspect of modeling is catching on in the USA.   This Web page that contains several free downloadable, and incredibly detailed models.   In particular, a wonderful model of the now famous X Prize winning Space Ship One is available.   Great for a Winter project

Virginia Hobby Sport

A hobby supplier that specializes in control line flying.   Carries kits and engines by several manufacturers, finishing materials and flying supplies.   Toll free number for ordering and quick shipment.   Knowledgeable and friendly owner.


Full line of control line kits and supplies

Backyard Hobbies

Backyard Flyers

Lone Star Balsa

Balsa Wood and Model Supplies

Maxx Products International

Electric Parts

Model Engine Company Of America


Fox Manufacturing

Engines and Fuel


Engines, Kits, and Fuel

Foam Fly

Foam Kit Manufacturer

Acme Model Engineering Company

Fuel Tanks

Hobby Lobby

Hobby Distributor

Hobby Retailer

Kenny's Old Time Model Airplane Magazine

Great downloadable plans and great scans of articles from 1930s and 1940s vintage magazines.

Midwest Products

Kit and Balsa Manufacturer

Balsa USA

Kit Manufacturer

Easy Built Models

Kit Manufacturer

BMJR Model Products

Kit Manufacturer

Dumas Models

Kit Manufacturer

RSM Distribution

Kit Manufacturer


Kit Manufacturer

Dare Hobby Design and Engineering

Kit Manufacturer

Spirit Of Yesteryear

Kit Manufacturer

The Plan Page

Great downloadable plans and great scans of articles from 1930s and 1940s vintage magazines.

Williams Brothers Inc.

Kit Manufacturer and Parts

Fiddler's Green

Paper Model Airplane Manufacturer


Paper Airplane Manufacturer

Model Research Labs



Parts and Supplies

Apogee Rockets

Rocket Kit Manufacturer

Q Modeling

Rocket Kit Manufacturer

Thrustline Aerospace

Rocket Kit Manufacturer

Master Airscrew


Hitec RCD USA, Inc.

R/C Equipment

Jim Z Rocket Plans

Rocket Plans (Classic)

Balsa Machining Service

Rockets Parts Manufacturer


Tools and Supplies

Barry Baxter's Control Line Plans Service

This Site is dedicated to the preservation and dispensation of Model Airplane Combat and Stunt Plans from the experimental years of the 1950s and early 1960s.

National Balsa Company

A good source for low cost balsa in quantity.


Capitol Area Radio Drone Squadron (CARDS) 

The Lansing area radio control flying club

Battle Creek Balsa Bees

Battle Creek, MI

Bay County R/C Club

Bay City, MI. Club photos, events

Detroit Cloudbusters

Multi-interest model airplane club established in 1939. Member interests include freeflight, indoor freeflight, control line and R/C. Royal Oak, MI

Flying Pilgrims R/C Club

AMA chartered R/C aircraft club consisting of approximately 200 members and located in Canton, MI

Grand Valley R/C

Nunica, MI

Holly Cloud Hoppers

R/C airplane club of about 70 members located in Holly, MI

Kalamazoo Thunderbirds

Member pics, club events schedule, contact info. Kalamazoo, MI

Michigan International Soaring Society (MISS)

Photos and articles about club history, events. Plymouth, MI

Midland RC

Photos and articles about club history, events. Midland, MI

Ribcrackers Model Airplane Club of Detroit

R/C aircraft club with two flying fields located in the northwestern suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Weekly Student Night in the summer, expert instructors, annual airshow draws thousands of attendees

R/C Club of Detroit

AMA Chapter 368 in Detroit, MI

Sky Hogs

Dowagiac, MI

Skymasters R/C Club

R/C airplane club located in the northern suburbs of Detroit, Michigan

Sumpter Hilltoppers R/C Flying Club

All are welcome to join or just visit. Located in Sumpter, MI

Thunderbirds R/C Club

Photos of members and planes. Kalamazoo, MI

Warped Wings

Club info, field location, pictures. Western MI