About Airplanes & Rockets

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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Modeling Resources

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Vintage Issues of Model Aviation

A little at a time, I have been collecting vintage issues of Air Trails, American Modeler (and the two years of concurrently published Model Aviation), and American Aircraft Modeler. All are official publications of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). I am not publishing any current Model Aviation editions that began in April of 1975. As of May 2010, I finally procured the last few editions to complete the set of AAM, covering January 1968 through March 1975 (87 issues). Yeah, they're pretty much worthless to people who were not modelers in the era, but it is a nice trip back in time for us older guys.

Just recently, I acquired the 1959 set of Model Aviation magazines that were published concurrently with American Modeler for at least 1959 and 1960. The physical size is only 5½" x 7½". They had no table of contents. Content was primarily reporting on contests and official AMA business. There is a good graphic on the AMA website that shoes the publication history.

Here is the description given by the AMA for Model Aviation:

"MODEL AVIATION is the monthly news bulletin of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and is "The Independent Voice of American Aeromodeling." Published by the AMA at 1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington 6, D. C. Editor: Clifford J. Allum. News and photos of club and contest activity always welcome for publication. Copyright 1959 by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Permission is given for reprint or quote provided source is given. Subscription rate to non-members is $1 per year. For subscriptions outside the United States, add 50 cents for postage. Second class postage paid at Washington, D. C. "

Month   Year
January January 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
February February 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
March March 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
April April 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
May May 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
June June 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
July July 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
August August 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
September September 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
October October 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
November November 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
December December 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1959
Articles

If you need an article from one of these issues, send me an e-mail and I'll scan it and post it for you.