December 1954 Air TrailsTable of Contents
Some things never grow old. These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
A number of things make this
Top Flite advertisement from the December 1954 edition of Air Trails surprising. First, did you even know that Top Flite
used to make anything other than large radio controlled model airplanes? Second, did you know that the great
Carl Goldberg was a model designer
for Top Flite before he started his own model airplane company?
Third, did you know Top Flite used to make small molded balsa models for Jetex
This ad offered an F-86 Sabre Jet and a Douglas Skyrocket for $1 each. Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. For instance, that $1.00 pricetag would be $8.64 in 2013 money.
Top Flite Advertisement
Posted June 1, 2013