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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 #8
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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Comet ISON: Is Potential 'Comet of the Century' a Dud? - Airplanes and RocketsComet ISON: Is Potential 'Comet of the Century' a Dud?

Young Rocketeers Launch Model Rockets with NASA - Airplanes and RocketsYoung Rocketeers Launch Model Rockets with NASA

IRIS Photos of Mystery Region on the Sun - Airplanes and RocketsIRIS Photos of Mystery Region on Sun

Safest and Most Dangerous Airplanes  - Airplanes and RocketsSafest and Most Dangerous Airplanes

Drone Blimps Hovering over D.C. to Stop Cruise Missiles - Airplanes and RocketsDrone Blimps Hovering over D.C. to Stop Cruise Missiles (and to spy on citizens)

Cassini Spacecraft Photographs Earth from 900 Million Miles Away - Airplanes and RocketsCassini Spacecraft Photographs Earth from 900 Million Miles Away

Hot-Fire Tests Show 3-D Printed Rocket Parts Rival Traditionally Manufactured Parts - Airplanes and RocketsHot-Fire Tests Show 3-D Printed Rocket Parts Rival Traditionally Manufactured Parts

Boeing Unveils Next Space Capsule - Airplanes and RocketsBoeing Unveils Next Space Capsule

Fake Signs on Bay Area Highways Say Drones Looking for Speeders - Airplanes and RocketsFake Signs on Bay Area Highways Say Drones Looking for Speeders

International Lunar Observatory Planned for Moon - Airplanes and RocketsInternational Lunar Observatory Planned for Moon

Dozens of U-boats found off UK coast - Airplanes and RocketsExplorers Find Dozens of WWI U-Boats off UK Coast

Apollo 11 F-1 engines discovered on ocean bottom - Airplanes and RocketsAmazon CEO Says Discovery is Apollo 11 Rocket Engines

FAA Warns Against Shooting at Drones - Airplanes and RocketsFAA Warns Against Shooting at Drones

Scientists Found Snow Line in a Star - Airplanes and RocketsScientists Found Snow Line in a Star

SpaceX Grasshopper VTOL Flight Captured by Hexacopter - Airplanes and RocketsSpaceX Grasshopper VTOL Flight Captured by Hexacopter

JFK landingSolar Impulse Plane Completes Journey in New York

2-seater electric-gas airplane - Airplanes and RocketsOnce a Joke, Battery-Powered Airplanes Are Nearing Reality

Murchison Widefield Array: Square Kilometre Array precursor debuts - Airplanes and RocketsSquare Kilometer Array Precursor Debuts

The TLM-18 parabolic dish antenna - Airplanes and RocketsHuge Tracking Dish to Become Available for EME

Cluster Spacecraft Detects Elusive Space Wind - Airplanes and RocketsCluster Spacecraft Detects Elusive Space Wind

Sun Celebrates July Fourth, Unleashes Solar Fireworks - Airplanes and RocketsSun Celebrates July Fourth, Unleashes Solar Fireworks

Pluto's Smallest Moons Officially Named - Airplanes and RocketsPluto's Smallest Moons Officially Named

Astronomers Discover 3 Habitable Planets - Airplanes and RocketsAstronomers Discover 3 Habitable Planets

Voyager 1 Approaches Outer Limit of Solar System - Airplanes and RocketsVoyager 1 Approaches Outer Limit of Solar System

The Engineer Q&A: European Extremely Large Telescope - Airplanes and RocketsThe Engineer Q&A: European Extremely Large Telescope

Illegal Drone Business Thrives in U.S. - Airplanes and RocketsIllegal Drone Business Thrives in U.S.

British Inventors Claim World's First Flying Bicycle - Airplanes and RocketsBritish Inventors Claim World's First Flying Bicycle

Watch Herschel Space Telescope's Final Moments as Last Commands Are Issued - Airplanes and RocketsWatch Herschel Space Telescope's Final Moments as Last Commands Are Issued

NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge - Airplanes and RocketsNASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge

Project Revisits 1960s Plans for British Hypersonic Space Plane - Airplanes and RocketsProject Revisits 1960s Plans for British Hypersonic Space Plane

Sonar Image Appears to Be Amelia Earhart's Plane - Airplanes and RocketsSonar Image Appears to Be Amelia Earhart's Plane

Solar Plane Departs St. Louis on Next Leg of U.S. Tour - Airplanes and RocketsSolar Plane Departs St. Louis on Next Leg of U.S. Tour

 

Some Pilots of Small Drones Skirt FAA Rules - Airplanes and RocketsSome Pilots of Small Drones Skirt FAA Rules

 - Airplanes and RocketsAirbus A350 Makes Its Maiden Test Flight

Bike makes riders high-flyers - Airplanes and RocketsBicycle Makes Riders High-Flyers

TEDGlobal: Visions of the future of flying - Airplanes and RocketsTEDGlobal: Visions of the Future of Flying

EPFL Presents Modular Aircraft at Paris Air Show - Airplanes and RocketsEPFL Presents Modular Aircraft at Paris Air Show

Lightweight Galaxy is Smallest Ever Found - Airplanes and RocketsLightweight Galaxy is Smallest Ever Found 

RAF Museum Lifts Nazi bomber off Floor of English Channel - Airplanes and RocketsRAF Museum Lifts Nazi Bomber off Floor of English Channel

Kepler Stars Are Bigger Than Thought - Airplanes and RocketsKepler Stars Are Bigger Than Thought

Alien-Hunting Telescope Could be Ready in 5 Years - Airplanes and RocketsAlien-Hunting Telescope Could be Ready in 5 Years

Never-Before-Seen Alien Planet Just 300 Light-Years from Earth - Airplanes and RocketsNever-Before-Seen Alien Planet Just 300 LYs from Earth

Dominos Pizza Delivery Drone - Airplanes and RocketsDominos Pizza Delivery Drone

Thought-Guided Helicopter Takes Off - Airplanes and RocketsThought-Guided Helicopter Takes Off

Connecticut Senate Passes Bill Writing Wright Brothers out of History - Airplanes and RocketsConnecticut Senate Passes Bill Writing Wright Brothers out of History

Arkyd 100 Unveiled as First Crowdfunded Space Scope - Airplanes and RocketsArkyd 100 Unveiled as First Crowdfunded Space Scope

 

Boeing Completes Commercial Crew Spacecraft and Rocket Milestones - Airplanes and RocketsBoeing Completes Commercial Crew Spacecraft and Rocket Milestones

Iraq Foils Al Qaeda Plot to UseR/C Planes to Drop Chemical Weapons over N. America and EU - Airplanes and RocketsAl Qaeda Plan to Use RC Planes to Spread Chemical Weapons over EU and N. America Uncovered

Terrafugia Unveils Concept for Vertical Take-off Flying Car - Airplanes and RocketsTerrafugia Unveils Concept for Vertical Take-off Flying Car

Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury Conjunction Above Sydney, Australia - Airplanes and RocketsJupiter, Venus, and Mercury Conjunction Above Sydney, Australia

Lost Apollo 11 Moon Dust Found - Airplanes and RocketsLost Apollo 11 Moon Dust Found

Accurate Distance Measurement Resolves Major Astronomical Mystery - Airplanes and RocketsAccurate Distance Measurement Resolves Major Astronomical Mystery

Small Manpackable UAV for Military Surveillance and Reconnaissance - Airplanes and RocketsSmall Manpackable UAV for Military Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Solar Plane Lands in Texas, Completes 2nd Leg of Trip - Airplanes and RocketsSolar Plane Lands in Texas, Completes 2nd Leg of Trip

Researchers Explain Magnetic Field Misbehavior in Solar Flares - Airplanes and RocketsResearchers Explain Magnetic Field Misbehavior in Solar Flares

Lawmakers Eye Regulating Domestic Surveillance Drones - Airplanes and RocketsLawmakers Eye Regulating Domestic Surveillance Drones

The Spatial Hand Remote lets users fly R/C airplane intuitively - Airplanes and RocketsGloved Hand Controls Airplane's Flight

Monster Asteroid 1998 'QE2' Misses Earth by Mere 3.6M Miles on May 31 - Airplanes and RocketsMonster Asteroid 1998 'QE2' Misses Earth by Mere 3.6M Miles on May 31

Huge Asteroid Crashes into Moon - Airplanes and RocketsHuge Asteroid Crashes into Moon

Pilotless Flight Trial Success in UK Shared Airspace - Airplanes and RocketsPilotless Flight Trial Success in UK Shared Airspace

Ohio Nonprofit to Run NASA Civilian Drone Contest - Airplanes and RocketsOhio Nonprofit to Run NASA Civilian Drone Contest

Colossal Solar Flare, Strongest of 2013, Shoots from Sun - Airplanes and RocketsColossal Solar Flare, Strongest of 2013, Shoots from Sun

 

Air-Breathing Engine in Boeing's X-51A WaveRider May Pave Way to Mach 20 Planes - Airplanes and RocketsAir-Breathing Engine in Boeing's X-51A WaveRider May Pave Way to Mach 20 Planes

Flight of the RoboBee: Tiny Hovering Robot Creates Buzz - Airplanes and RocketsFlight of the RoboBee: Tiny Hovering Robot Creates Buzz