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About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

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Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!)

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 ...

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Vintage Issues of Flying Aces & Flying Age

Month Cover Year
May

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Flying Aces May 1934 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1934
November

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Flying Aces November 1934 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1934
December

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December 1939 Flying Aces Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1939
December

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Flying Aces December 1940 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1940
January

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Flying Aces January 1941 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1941
February

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Flying Aces February 1941 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1941
May

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Flying Aces May 1941 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1941
December

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Flying Aces December 1941 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1941
February

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Flying Aces February 1942 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1942
December

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Flying Age Aces December 1945 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1945

Aircraft modeling has undergone significant changes over the decades - both in technology and personal preferences. Magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, Aero Modeller, R/C Modeler, and Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers, Model Aviation (c1959), and other magazines were the best venues for capturing snapshots of the status quo of the day. Still, many things never change, so much of the old content is relevant to today's modeler. Whether you are here to wax nostalgic, or are interested in learning history, hopefully you will find what you are seeking. As time permits, I will be glad to scan articles for you. Here are some of the advertisements you might remember. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

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