About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
Carpe Diem!
(Seize the Day!)

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. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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Model Aviation in the News Archive #12
Model Airplane News / Model Helicopter News / Model Rocket News

In order to provide for a reasonable homepage loading time, it is impractical to just keep adding items to the top of the stack and keep all the old stuff there too. Therefore, I have created these Airplanes and Rockets Homepage Archives to maintain a historical snapshot of everything once on the homepage. Unfortunately, I did not think to keep a record until around Fall of 2009; I had just been deleting items from the bottom of the stack. No more, though. Hence forth, if you recall seeing something on the homepage but it is no longer there, please check out these archive pages. I also keep an archive of all the modeling news additions:

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Modeling News Archive:

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Largest Telescope the World Has Ever Seen Gets Construction Go-Ahead

Photographer Injured by TGI Friday's Mistletoe 'Copter

Helicopter Drone Makes First Flight from Navy Destroyer

Army Lab Asks Help Building Wing-Flapping Robot Fly

'Smart Dust' Technology Could Reshape Space Telescopes

Can Birds Be Trained to Bring Down Drones?

UK Designed Nano Drone to Fly in CES

FAA: Near-Collisions Between Drones, Airliners Surge

European Space Plane Set For February Launch

FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling

SpaceX Will Try to Land Rocket on Floating Ocean Platform

'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent for New Kind of Plane

Orion Rocket Flight Marks 'Milestone' for NASA Space Program

World Championship FAI F2 Control Line Results, Wloclawek, Poland

Wounded Warrior Project Speaker at AMA Expo

Home-Brew Observatory Detects Exoplanet

Waking New Horizons Craft on Pluto's Doorstep

Drone Strikes Woman at Crowded Market

11 Robots Take Flight

AMA to Host Live Q&A Regarding Recent Drone Legislation

"I Almost Killed Someone with a Drone" (morons like this are the problem)

Astronomers Watching Extreme Storms on Uranus

NASA Eyes Revolutionary Aircraft Wing Technology

Wireless Devices Used by Casual Pilots Vulnerable to Hacking

DARPA Wants to Turn Large Planes into Aircraft Carriers for UAS

Google Exec Breaks Sound Barrier in 135,890-foot Sky Dive

Amazon Hiring Drone Pilots for Delivery Service

Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Isn't What We Thought It Was

Army Developing Small Drone with Insect-Like Vision

Unauthorized Drones at Stadiums Prompts Safety Concerns

Firefly Flies with New Motor and Who Knows What Else?

Directing Planes by Remote Control

Feathers in Flight Inspire Anti-Turbulence Technology

Permanent TFRs Issued for Major Sporting Events and Disney Properties

SpaceShipTwo Manufacturer May Face Setback After Crash in California

Investigation into SpaceShipTwo Loss Gets Underway

NASA Creating Virtual Telescope with Two Small Spacecraft

Quadcopter 'Deliberately Flown at Airliner' over Essex

Supersonic Laser-Propelled Rockets

How WWI Changed Aviation Forever

Air Traffic Control for Drones

3D-Printed Telescope Takes Pix of the Moon

Once in a Million Year Comet Barely Miss Mars on Sunday

USAF Scraps 16 C-27As Worth $500M for Just $32k

Smartphone-Controlled Drone That Folds up into Pocket Size

Philae Lander Snaps a Selfie as It Passes by Comet Philae

'Unusual' Unmanned Aircraft Being Built at the U of M Aerospace Department

Amazon.com Billionaire Wants to Leave His Mark on Space

Jim Rice Inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame

Final Powered Tests Beckon for SpaceShipTwo

WWI Airplanes Not Forgotten by Ohio Men

Finally, the Flying Car May Have Landed

Smartphones Turned into Pocket Cosmic Ray Detectors

What is the Pentagon's Secret Space Plane Doing? (news morons referring to everything as drones)

NASA App Teaches Kids About Rocket Launches

FAA Gets More Applications for Drone Use Exemptions

Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Use (you must donate to the right people)

2014 Astrophoto Contest Winners

Wearable Camera Turns into a Drone, Flies off Wrist

Facebook Wi-Fi Drone the Size of 747

World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous at USAF Museum, Sept. 27-28

Faze Ultra Small Quadcopter

Model Airplane Display Taking Flight at Rusk County Airport

Airbus Patents In-Flight Virtual Reality Helmet

Swiss Police Use Drones to Document Car Crashes

Saturn's Weird Fast-Changing Ring Baffles Scientists

ULA, Bezos Join Forces on New Rocket Engine

Stamp Collector Offering $100G for Stolen 'Inverted Jennies'

GBR F2A Team Take World Championship Team Gold

Final Fly-In Honors Art Scholl

Google Tests Drone Deliveries in Project Wing Trials

Mars Probes from U.S. and India Arrive at Red Planet This Month

GBR F2A Team Take World Championship Team Gold

FAA - Lithium Batteries Pose More Danger Than Thought

UAVs Collaborate Autonomously

Russia Reignites Its Rocket Industry with New Angara Booster

NASA Explains Why You Won't Get a Drone Delivery Anytime Soon

Paul Harvey: Bob Hoover Has Crashed (audio)

Space Plane Tech Could Power Hypersonic Aircraft for U.S. Military

Drone Delays Medical Helicopter Landing at OH Hospital

Aircraft to Be Given 'Human-Like Skin' to Sense Damage

Drone Drops Mobile Phones over Prison Walls

Northrop Grumman Developing XS-1 Spaceplane for DARPA

Death of the Original Jumbo Jet, Boeing's 747-400

Pilot's Artificial Arm 'Became Detached While Landing Plane'

U.S. Names New York Test Site for Small Drones

New Hacking Scenario: Wi-Fi Signal-Sniffing Drones

UAVs Collaborate Autonomously