during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity (many times
consisting of merely a dedicated monthly reading of modeling magazines). This site has been created to help me chronicle
my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation. It
all began at Route 4 Box 504, Edgewater, Maryland
(later changed to 114 River Road), and has run through states from Florida to Colorado to Vermont, and many places
in-between. There is a lot of good information and there are lot
pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories
from your own younger days. My Model Airplanes website on EarthLink outgrew its capacity, so I purchased the AirplanesAndRockets.com
domain to continue the work. Thanks to my enabler, Melanie (pictured above),
and to you for visiting.
The AirplanesAndRockets.com website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes with
web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was and still is to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
resources for pursuing my lifelong hobby. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time, and not
much was available in the form of WYSIWYG editors; in fact, my early pages were written using Notepad. After a couple
years of adding material to the website, I noticed that the hit counter would sometimes record a hundred or more
hits in a single day, which clued me in to the reality that other people were finding my site useful. E-mails began
arriving with suggestions, corrections, and even a few compliments. As they say, the rest is history. As the result
of years of dedication to the nurturing of the website, it has grown to where there are currently hundreds of visitors
each day. My plan is to devote significantly more effort to turn AirplanesAndRockets.com into a world-class portal
for model aircraft resources. Thanks for visiting!
The AirplanesAndRockets.com website and its business activity is part of RF Cafe (rfcafe.com),
and reports income and expenses to the IRS accordingly.
If you're interested, here are some pages of photos of my modeling and aircraft-related
If you are kind enough to provide a hyperlink from your website to
AirplanesAndRockets.com, I will be glad to provide
one back to yours. Search engines increase rankings for quality websites that exchange links.
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