About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
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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 #6
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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"Almost Perfectly Preserved" WWII Fighter Discovered in Sahara Desert - Airplanes & Rockets"Almost Perfectly Preserved" WWII Fighter Discovered in Sahara Desert

Bird-Like Robot Demonstrates Perched Landing Maneuver - Airplanes and RocketsBird-Like Robot Demonstrates Perched Landing Maneuver Dogfight over Buried WWII Spitfires in Burma - Airplanes and Rockets

Dogfight over Buried WWII Spitfires in Burma Rockets Away! More Than 500 Students Participate in NASA Student Launch Projects Challenge - Airplanes and Rockets

Rockets Away! More Than 500 Students Participate in NASA Student Launch

Projects Challenge Air Force Designs Unmanned Lightweight Aircraft for NASA - Airplanes & RocketsAir Force Designs

Unmanned Lightweight Aircraft for NASA FAA Forced to Reveal 63 Drone Launch Sites Across U.S. - Airplanes & Rockets

FAA Forced to Reveal 63 Drone Launch Sites Across U.S. DARPA Engineering Review Board Concludes Review of HTV-2 Second Test Flight - Airplanes and Rockets

DARPA Engineering Review Board Concludes Review of HTV-2 Second Test Flight World's First 'Skyworthy' Car - Airplanes & Rockets

World's First 'Skyworthy' Car

The Academy of Model Aeronautics Launches a Youth Newsletter - Airplanes and RocketsThe Academy of Model Aeronautics Launches a Youth Newsletter

sUAS NPRM Release Date Slips Again Amphibious Plane Skis on Composites - Airplanes and Rockets

Amphibious Plane Skis on Composites ‘Flyving?’: See the Amazing Flying Car Complete Its Successful Test - Airplanes and Rockets

‘Flyving?’: See the Amazing Flying Car Complete Its Successful Test K-MAX Full-Size Remote Controlled Helicopter Video - Airplanes and Rockets

K-MAX Full-Size Remote-Controlled Helicopter Video Drones Gain Popularity Among U.S. Hobbyists, Government Agencies - Airplanes and Rockets

Drones Gain Popularity Among U.S. Hobbyists, Government Agencies MIT Team Develops Supersonic Biplane - Airplanes and Rockets

MIT Team Develops Supersonic Biplane Human BirdWings Guy Enjoys Miracle of Human Gullibility - Airplanes and Rockets

Human BirdWings Guy Enjoys Miracle of Human Gullibility World's Largest Paper Airplane Takes Flight - Airplanes and Rockets

World's Largest Paper Airplane Takes Flight Fundamental Law of High Speed Flying Maneuverability Discovered - Airplanes and Rockets

Fundamental Law of High Speed Flying Maneuverability Discovered Aerial Shadowhawk Police Drones Can Now Deploy Tasers & Tear Gas - Airplanes and Rockets

Aerial Shadowhawk Police Drones Can Now Deploy Tasers & Tear Gas Former QB Sets Paper Airplane Record: 226' 10" - Airplanes and Rockets

Former QB Sets Paper Airplane Record: 226' 10" Russian Yak Heli Shakes Itself Apart - Airplanes and Rockets

Russian Yak Heli Shakes Itself Apart Rocks Brought Back from Moon Gone Missing - Airplanes and Rockets

Rocks Brought Back from Moon Gone Missing

Insect Subtlety to Improve Airborne Robots - Airplanes and RocketsInsect Subtlety to Improve Airborne Robots

Important Headline - Airplanes and Rockets AMA -Congress Acts to Protect Model Aviation from Burdensome Regulation Stunning New 3-D Moon Map Made from Lunar Data - Airplanes and Rockets

Stunning New 3-D Moon Map Made from Lunar Data (you'll need 3D glasses)Four Telescope Link-Up Creates World's Largest Mirror - Airplanes and Rockets

Four Telescope Link-Up Creates World's Largest Mirror Far Side of the Moon Revealed in New Video - Airplanes and Rockets

Far Side of the Moon Revealed in New Video

Chief of Micron Technology Dies in Plane Crash - Airplanes and RocketsChief of Micron Technology Dies in Plane Crash (Steve was also an airshow stunt pilot)

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Adding Ridges to Rotor Blades Could Improve Helicopter Agility How Wings Really Create Lift - Airplanes And Rockets

How Wings Really Create Lift

Flying People in New York City - Airplanes and RocketsFlying People in New York City - Look Familiar? D.A.S.H. Goes to War - Airplanes and Rockets

D.A.S.H. Goes to War - UAV Heli c.1962! Aerospace Scientists Return to Big Sky for Annual Conference - Airplanes and Rockets

Aerospace Scientists Return to Big Sky for Annual Conference Tiny Budget Spy Plane Made from PCBs - Airplanes and Roclets

Tiny Budget Spy Plane Made from PCBs AMA and the Civil Air Patrol - Learn More! - Airplanes and Rockets

AMA and the Civil Air Patrol - learn more! FAA Reps Speak to AMA Members About Coming Restrictions - Airplanes and Rockets

FAA Reps Speak to AMA Members About Coming Restrictions 57 Student Rocket Teams to Take NASA Launch Challenge - Airplanes and Rockets

57 Student Rocket Teams to Take NASA Launch Challenge RC Flight Source App - Airplanes and Rockets

Check Out the RC Flight Source Phone App Helicopters Go Electric - Airplanes and Rockets

Helicopters Go Electric Microsoft Offers Free Flight Simulator This Spring - Airplanes and Rockets

Microsoft Offers Free Flight Simulator This Spring

U.S. Army Unveils 1.8Gpx Camera Helicopter Drone  - Airplanes and RocketsU.S. Army Unveils 1.8Gpx Camera Helicopter Drone Model Airplane News' Best of 2011: Your Favorite Posts - Airplanes and Rockets

Model Airplane News' Best of 2011: Your Favorite Posts February 11 & 12, 2012 • Champaign, Illinois  - Airplanes and Rockets

e-fest 2012 - February 11 & 12, Champaign, Illinois Time-Lapse Video of a Nieuport 28 Being Built - Airplanes and Rockets

Watch This Time-Lapse Video of a Nieuport 28 Being Built from Beginning to End.

World's Largest Plane & Space Launch Platform - Airplanes and RocketsWorld's Largest Plane & Space Launch Platform Ford's B-24 Liberator Manufacturing Plant Video - Airplanes and Rockets

Ford's B-24 Liberator Manufacturing Plant

Video Robot Aircraft Teach Themselves Which Way is Up - Airplanes and RocketsRobot Aircraft Teach Themselves Which Way Is Up European Extremely Large Telescope Moves Closer to Reality - Airplanes and Rockets

The European Extremely Large Telescope Moves Closer to Reality