Candid Camera at the '59 NATS
September 1959 Model Aviation News Bulletin

September 1959 Model Aviation
September 1959 Model Aviation Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents]

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 hereby acknowledged.

Here are a few more photos from the 1959 AMA Nationals, in continuation of coverage in the July and August issues of Model Aviation. Some are behind-the-scenes shots rather than just flight line action. A lot of the airplanes you see in these pictures are selling for a mint today on eBay.

Vintage Model Aviation News Bulletin Articles:

Here are the covers of all the vintage Model Aviation editions I have.


There must be somethin' wrong with the plans, this piece just won't fit - Airplanes and Rockets
There must be somethin' wrong with the plans, this piece just won't fit!"


The sleepy-eyed audience seems determined to hear the end of this thrilling episode - Airplanes and Rockets
"There I was, upside down, and out of gas ..."The sleepy-eyed audience seems determined to hear the end of this thrilling episode. despite the late hour.
Must be gremlins in the transmitter - Airplanes and Rockets
"Well, it worked O.K. out on the field today. Must be gremlins in the transmitter!"



G. A. Sanderson prepares his large model for entry in the Senior Class B Free Flight Gas - Airplanes and Rockets
G. A. Sanderson, Anaheim, Calif., prepares his large model for entry in the Senior Class B Free Flight Gas event at this year's. ats.

 

 

Posted April 3, 2012