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August 1959 Model Aviation News Bulletin

August 1959 Model Aviation
August 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 more photos from the 1959 Nats report that was published last month (August 1959). A couple of famous names appear: John Tatone, Walt Good, Russ Nichols. If you seen yourself or someone you know in any of the pictures here on AirplanesAndRockets.com, please send me a note and I'll add you to the caption.

Vintage Model Aviation News Bulletin Articles:

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


John Tatone shown with his beautifully detailed Meyers MAC 145. - Airplanes and Rockets
John Tatone, San Francisco, Calif., shown with his beautifully detailed Meyers MAC 145. His Tipsy Jr. earned a third place in CLFS event.



Two unidentified contestants prepare their Dynajet-powered model in the C/L jet event - Airplanes and Rockets
Two unidentified contestants prepare their Dynajet-powered model in the C/L jet event. We sure didn't envy them in that 96° California heat.



Two industrious young R/Cers shown making repairs to their model at the Nats - Airplanes and Rockets
Two industrious young R/Cers shown making repairs to their model at the Nats. Apparently the wind was too strong for the small ship.
Seems like the younger set has the Navy outnumbered and bewildered at the Nats - Airplanes and Rockets
" ... y'mean all of you guys want to join the Navy ... ?" Seems like the younger set has the Navy outnumbered and bewildered at the Nats.



John C. Allen prepares his seaplane for flight in the ROW event - Airplanes and Rockets
John C. Allen, Valley Stream, N. Y., prepares his seaplane for flight in the ROW event. Ship did not place in finals.



Nats Contest Manager Keith Storey shown receiving award from AMA President Walt Good - Airplanes and Rockets
Nats Contest Manager Keith Storey shown receiving award from AMA President Walt Good. while Executive Director Russ Nichols (r) beams approval.

 

 

 

Posted April 3, 2012