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You Know You're a Modeler When...
(from March 2008 Model Aviation magazine)

These contributions were published in the March 2008 Model Aviation. More have been added as they become available.
  • "You do a search on the Internet for 'models' but delete all the sites that are about pretty women."
  • "You spend two days trying to get a park flyer out of a tree that is 75-feet high."
  • "You've gone to the emergency room more than once for airplane-related injuries."
  • "You describe to the nurse how to put on the bandages so you can hold a transmitter."
  • "You know you are a slope soarer when you are more interested in checking out the dunes than the beach."
  • "You know you're a 3-D pilot when you respond to 'check out that waterfall' by looking to open sky."
  • "You spent more on your last airplane than on your last car."
  • "It's 36° and sleeting and you're standing in the pit area wondering 'Where is everybody?'"
  • "You test-fit the family cat into the cockpit of your 33% Extra and  seriously consider giving it a try."
  • "Your idea of an engaging dinner conversations is a lively debate on the merits of castor oil versus synthetics."
  • "Your mom and dad finds magazines under your mattress and are relieved to find it's only Model Aviation."
  • "Your wife says she'd like to see you more often and you hand her a map to the field."

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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