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Photo Collection #2 - The Kids' Early Years

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Philip Blattenberger with Comet Cadet rubber-powered airplane, Hinesburg, Vermont, circa 1988 - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip with First Model - Comet Cadet
Burlington, VT (circa 1987)

Philip with Erector Set helicopter - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip with Erector Set Helicopter
Smithsburg, MD (circa 1992)

Sally launches her Stinson Reliant - Airplanes and Rockets

Sally Launches Her Stinson Reliant
Smithsburg, MD (circa 1992)

Philip launches his Estes Alpha while Sally watches - Smithsburg, MD - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip Launches His Estes Alpha
Smithsburg, MD (circa 1993)

Philip, Sally & Supermodel Melanie Blattenberger with a PBY-5 Catalina - Airplanes and Rockets

Melanie, Philip, and Sally with PBY-5 Catalina at Frederick, Maryland air show (circa 1992)

Supermodel Melanie holding my Carl Goldberg Freedom 20 in Smithsburg, Maryland (1990ish) - Airplanes and Rockets

Melanie holding my Carl Goldberg Freedom 20
Until homes were built behind our house, I was able to fly from the back yard - a modeler's dream.

Kirt, Philip & Sally Blattenberger with Great Planes 2-Meter Spirit on slope in Smithsburg, MD (c.1992) - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip & Sally & Kirt on Crystal Falls Drive in Smithsburg, MD. This was a fairly decent slope
soaring site (circa 1993)

See more about my Spirits on the Great Planes 2-Meter Spirit page.

Philip & Sally ride in Otto the helicopter  - Batavia, NY - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip & Sally Ride in Otto the Helicopter
Batavia, NY  (circa 1989)

Philip Blattenberger with Carl Goldberg Li'l Jumpin Bean, Smithsburg, Maryland, 1991 - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip Ready for Goldberg Li'l Jump'n Bean Solo
Smithsburg, MD  (circa 1991)

Philip Blattenberger with Comet Sparky, Sally Blattenberger with Comet J-5 - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip (w/Comet Sparky) & Sally (w/Comet J-5)
Smithsburg, MD  (circa 1992)

Philip Blattenberger preparing launching his Estes Alpha model rocket - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip Prepare His Estes Alpha
Smithsburg, MD (circa 1993)

Melanie, Philip, & Sally Blattenberger at a Frederick, MD, airshow - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip, Sally & Melanie with a Stearman
Frederick, MD (circa 1992)

Philip, Sally & Melanie with a B-17 - Airplanes and Rockets

Philip, Sally & Melanie with a B-17
Frederick, MD (circa 1992)

Great Planes Super Sportster 40 - Airplanes and Rockets

Great Planes Super Sportster 40
Hagerstown, MD (circa 1993)

Here are a few links to pages I have regarding my days of yore:

- Holly Hill Harbor

- Model airplanes

- Model boats

- Electrical / electronics projects

- Model helicopters

- Model rockets

- My model train

- Woodworking projects

- Photos of earlier times

- 1969 Camaro SS

- Southern Senior High School Yearbook (Harwood, Maryland)
  • Senior Class 'Official' Photos
  • Senior Class Childhood Photos

- Parole Plaza, Annapolis, Maryland

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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 ...

1996 - 2026

Kirt Blattenberger
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