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 #7
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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'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse on Thursday - RF Cafe'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse on Thursday

Russian Space Junk Almost Destroys NASA Telescope - Airplanes and RocketsRussian Space Junk Almost Destroys NASA Telescope

Solar-Powered Plane Begins Historic Cross-Country Flight - Airplanes and RocketsSolar-Powered Plane Begins Historic Cross-Country Flight

New App Measures Light Pollution Level - Airplanes and RocketsNew App Measures Light Pollution Level

NASA Eyes Monster Hurricane on Saturn - Airplanes and RocketsNASA Eyes Monster Hurricane on Saturn

Russia Now Charging NASA $70 Million Per Seat to Fly U.S. Astronauts - Airplanes and RocketsRussia Now Charging NASA $70 Million Per Seat to Fly U.S. Astronauts

UAVs Powered by Laser over Fiber Networks - Aorplanes and RocketsUAVs Powered by Laser over Fiber Networks

Bizarre Binary Star System Pushes Study of Relativity to New Limits - Airplanes and RocketsBizarre Binary Star System Pushes Study of Relativity to New Limits

Memory Effect Now Also Found in Lithium-Ion Batteries - Airplanes and RocketsMemory Effect Now Also Found in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Solar Plane Rehearses for Coast-to-Coast Flight - Airplanes and RocketsSolar Plane Rehearses for Coast-to-Coast Flight

Hubble Telescope Takes Stunning New Nebula Photo - Airplanes and RocketsHubble Telescope Takes Stunning New Nebula Photo

Here's What the Big Bang Sounded Like - Airplanes and RocketsHere's What the Big Bang Sounded Like

Kepler telescope spots two planets in life-friendly orbit - Airplanes and RocketsKepler Telescope Spots Two Planets in Life-Friendly Orbit

Memory Effect Now Also Found in Lithium-Ion Batteries - Airplanes and RocketsMemory Effect Now Also Found in Lithium-Ion Batteries

When Digital Dust Is Gathered, Constellation May Be Muddled - Airplanes and RocketsWhen Digital Dust Is Gathered, Constellation May Be Muddled

Hawaii Approves Plan to Build World's Largest Telescope atop Mauna Kea - Airplanes and RocketsHawaii Approves Plan to Build World's Largest Telescope atop Mauna Kea

Google Chief Warns Armed Drones Will Soon Be in Hands of Terrorists - Airplanes and RocketsGoogle Chief Warns Armed Drones Will Soon Be in Hands of Terrorists

Nuclear Fusion Rocket Could Reach Mars in 30 Days - Airplanes and RocketsNuclear Fusion Rocket Could Reach Mars in 30 Days

Sun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare of the Year - Airplanes and RocketsSun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare of the Year

 - Airplanes and RocketsNASA Satellite to Hunt for Planets Orbiting Other Stars

Sun's Magnetic 'Heartbeat' Revealed - Airplanes and RocketsSun's Magnetic 'Heartbeat' Revealed

Green Meteorite May Be from Mercury - Airplanes and RocketsGreen Meteorite May Be from Mercury

Man Gets 30 Months in Prison for Shining Laser at Plane - Airplanes and RocketsMan Gets 30 Months in Prison for Shining Laser at Plane

Amazon Expedition Pulls Apollo-Era Engines from Depths of Atlantic - Airplanes and RocketsAmazon Expedition Pulls Apollo-Era Engines from Depths of Atlantic

FAA Grounds Local Aerial Photo Business - Airplanes and RocketsFAA Grounds Local Aerial Photo Business

Rare Color Photos from 1942 of Flying Fortress Bombers and Crews of The Mighty 8th - Airplanes and RocketsRare Color Photos from 1942 of Flying Fortress Bombers and Crews of The Mighty 8th

In Open Source Rocket Competition, Collaboration Takes Off - Airplanes and RocketsIn Open Source Rocket Competition, Collaboration Takes Off

Hydrogen-Powered Drone Completes Second Test Flight - Airplanes and RocketsHydrogen-Powered Drone Completes Second Test Flight

Marines Add an R/C Class to Camp LeJeune - Airplanes and RocketsMarines Add R/C Class to Camp LeJeune

The Blimps Are Back! - Airplanes and RocketsThe Blimps Are Back!

Chameleon Pulsar Baffles Astronomers - Airplanes and RocketsChameleon Pulsar Baffles Astronomers 

NASA Fires up Saturn V Rocket Engine (Video) - Airplanes and RocketsNASA Fires up Saturn V Rocket Engine (video)

Red supergiant star Betelgeuse set for collision with strange bar - Airplanes and RocketsRed Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Set for Collision with Strange Bar

“Hybrid Wing” Uses Half the Fuel of a Standard Airplane - Airplanes and RocketsHybrid Wing Uses Half the Fuel of a Standard Airplane

Largest Spiral Galaxy Found - Airplanes and RocketsLargest Spiral Galaxy Found

Big Sunspot Unleashes an Intense Solar Flare - Airplanes and RocketsBig Sunspot Unleashes an Intense Solar Flare

Boeing puts vision to work in hybrid electric aircraft - Airplanes and RocketsBoeing Puts Vision to Work in Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Hypergravity Helping Aircraft Fly Further - Airplanes and RocketsHypergravity Helping Aircraft Fly Further

Larger than life: Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose - Airplanes and RocketsLarger Than Life: Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose

AMA Offering Custom Alphanumeric Membership NumbersAMA Offering Custom Alphanumeric Membership Numbers

National Security Experts Go Rogue For 'Drone Smackdown' - Airplanes And RocketsNational Security Experts Go Rogue For "Drone Smackdown"

Archaeologists Explore Peruvian Ruins with Semi-Autonomous Drones - Airplanes and RocketsArchaeologists Explore Peruvian Ruins with Semi-Autonomous Drones

Gadget Freak Case #223: Rocket Records Its Own Flight - Airplanes and RocketsGadget Freak Case #223: Rocket Records Its Own Flight

Key Test Tuesday For Hypersonic Flight - Airplanes and RocketsKey Test Tuesday For Hypersonic Flight

 - Airplanes and RocketsNew Router Enhances Precision of Woodworking

10 Most Amazing Flying Machines Ever - Airplanes and Rockets10 Most Amazing Flying Machines Ever

UAV Flies on Laser Light - Airplanes and RocketsUAV Flies on Laser Light

Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Flies for First Time - Airplanes and RocketsBlended Wing Body Research Aircraft Flies for First Time

How to Fly a [real] Helicopter—Upside Down - Airplanes and RocketsHow to Fly a [real] Helicopter - Upside Down

Curiosity 2 Weeks from Historic Landing on Mars - Airplanes and RocketsCuriosity 2 Weeks from Historic Landing on Mars

Synergy Low-Cost, Super-Efficient Personal Airplane in Development - Airplanes and RocketsSynergy Low-Cost, Super-Efficient Personal Airplane in Development

UAV Battery Packs Could Allow Electric Planes to Fly Forever - Airplanes and RocketsUAV Battery Packs Could Allow Electric Planes to Fly Forever

FlyNano Electric Sea Plane Takes First Test Flight - Airplanes and RocketsFlyNano Electric Sea Plane Takes First Test Flight

Recovered Stuka Dive Bomber Becomes 1 of 3 in the World - Airplanes and RocketsRecovered Stuka Dive Bomber Becomes 1 of 3 in the World

Boeing's 'Ginormous, Hydrogen-Powered Uber-Drone' Takes First Flight - Airplanes and RocketsBoeing's 'Ginormous, Hydrogen-Powered Uber-Drone' Takes First Flight

Pilot Takes Off on First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Trip - Airplanes and RocketsPilot Takes Off on First Solar-Powered Intercontinental Trip

Amateur Rocketeers Plan Jubilee Launch Bonanza - Airplanes and RocketsAmateur Rocketeers Plan Jubilee Launch Bonanza

Skydiving Without a Parachute - Into Cardboard Boxes - Airplanes and RocketsSkydiving Without a Parachute - Into Cardboard Boxes

Vintage Spy Plane Gives High-Tech Drone a Run for Its Money - Airplanes andRocketsVintage Spy Plane Gives High-Tech Drone a Run for Its Money

Engineers Develop Cheap Onboard Tracking System for UAVs - Airplanes and RocketsEngineers Develop Cheap Onboard Tracking System for UAVs

School Students Design Boats for Engineering Prize - Airplanes and RocketsSchool Students Design Boats for Engineering Prize

Solar Plane Ends First Leg of Intercontinental Bid - Airplanes & RocketsSolar Plane Ends First Leg of Intercontinental Bid

Top Gun 2012 Video Interview Page - Airplanes and RocketsTop Gun 2012 Video Interviews by Model Airplane News

SpaceX Scrubs Launch to ISS over Rocket Engine Problem - Airplanes and RocketsSpaceX Scrubs Launch to ISS over Rocket Engine Problem

Mystery Object Nearly Causes Mid-Air Collision (R/C model suspected) - Airplanes and RocketsMystery Object Nearly Causes Mid-Air Collision (R/C model suspected)