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May 1969 American Aircraft Modeler

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May 1969 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets3 Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

Join the National Association of Rocketry - Airplanes and RocketsThe National Association of Rocketry (NAR) has been around since 1957. At one time, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) was pretty tightly joined with them in covering model rocketry events and promoting model rocketry. In fact, for while there was space allotted in American Aircraft Modeler, AMA's monthly magazine, for model rocketry. From February 1968 through August 1969 there was a newsletter feature entitled "Model Rocketeer" in addition to a separate article, often written by G. Harry Stine. A complete list of all editions is provided below.

Sport Rocketry, Part 1, October 2006 - Airplanes and RocketsThe NAR and AMA still work together. For example, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) delegates authority for aeromodeling and spacemodeling to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), who has in turn delegated Spacemodeling (model rocketry) to the NAR.

Click the NAR logo to the left and go to the membership page of today's National Association of Rocketry. You can read a sample edition of the NAR's magazine, Sport Rocketry, by clicking the thumbnail image to the right (here is part 2).


Model Rocketeer, National Association of Rocketry, May 1969 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets

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Page 70 (continued from page 55):

A growing organization of 40 active members, AAR has lots of activity, including workshops, classes, launchings, films, building equipment.

A good little item from AAR that impressed us when it came across our desk recently was an information sheet they give to new members, news media, or officials seeking information on the organization. We thought it was a good idea because the obvious question people ask when you talk up your section or NAR is: "What do you do for activities?" Here's AAR's:

History: For the past three years the AAR has been an active section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). Its objectives are to advance the aims of the NAR in the Greater Annapolis area, to operate and maintain a model rocket range in accordance with the NAR Safety Code, to hold business, social, technical, and competitive events for all those persons interested in model rocketry.

Activities: AAR has participated in the last four national model rocket meets, at Aberdeen, Md.; Wilmington, Ohio; Mankato, Minn.; and Wallops Station, Va. The section looks forward to an active 1969 contest year, including several demonstrations, meets, an astronomical observing session, sailplane flights at Wallops Station, and again, the annual nationals (to be held at the USAF Academy at Colorado Springs, unless changed). (AAR adds the line, "Want to get into the picture?" and several persons to contact.)


The following were active NAR sections in late '68 or early '69; listed in state alphabetical order:

Anchorage Assn. of Model Rocketry, Robert D. Westmoreland, 2418 E. 20th, Anchorage, Alaska 99504;

Apollo Rocket Society, A. C. Aldridge, 2611 E. Grandview Rd., Phoenix, Ariz. 85032;

Arevalos Rocket Assn., A. C. Erickson, 9452 EI Valle Ave., Fountain Valley, Calif. 92708;

Birch Lane, Thomas E. Hills, 2429 Temple Dr., Davis, Calif. 95616;

Dixon Haven Hitters, Miss Julie Moriel, 355 N. Almond, Dixon, Calif. 95620;

Lorna Valley Rocket Pioneers, Don Leech, P. O. Box 26, Browns Valley, Calif. 95918;

West Covina Model Rocket Society, Dane M. Boles, Recreation & Park Dept., 1444 W. Garvey Ave., W. Covina, Calif. 91790;

YMCA Southland Assn. of Rocketry, Michael Poss, 7855 Naylor Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90045;

Metro Denver Rocket Assoc., Juanita Severe, 8361 Chase Way, Arvada, Colo. 80002;

Cheshire Assn. of Rocketry, Joe Persia, P. O. Box 123, Cheshire, Conn. 06410;

Fairchester, Jeff Guill, 32 Gerdes Rd., New Canaan, Conn. 06840;

YMCA Space Pioneers, G. Harry Stine, 564 S. Ave., New Canaan, Conn. 06840;

Rock Creek Chapter, Charles E. Townsend, 3529 Tilden St., N. W., Wash., D. C. 20008;

Dreher Park Rocket Society, Science Museum & Planetarium, W. Lake Wood Rd., W. Palm Beach, Fla. 33406;

Beardstown Rocket Research Assn., Joe Hamon, Box 185, Arenzville Rd., Beardstown, Ill. 62618;

Black Hawk Section, Steve Westerbeck, 4310 - 26 Ave., Rock Island, Ill. 61201;

Glen Ellyn Rocket Society, F. Scott Godron, 476 Main St., Glen Ellyn, Ill. 60137;

Astro-Modelers, Larry D. Little, Box 172, Owen Hall, W. Lafayette, Ind. 47906;

Ramrocs Model Rocket Research Society, Steve Nelson, 706 W. South, Jefferson, Iowa 50129;

The Berwick Academy Rocket Society, Charles Andres, Secy., Academy St., So. Berwick, Maine 03908;

Annapolis Assn. of Rocketry, R. G. Atwood, Route 3, Box 98B, Annapolis, Md. 21403;

Lasalle Section, Patrick Stakem, Box 1335, Cumberland, Md. 21501;

Major General Holgern Toftoy Memorial Section, Karin D. Norlin, 1623 Old Joppa Rd., Joppa, Md. 21085;

Metropolitan Area Rocket Society, Mrs. Peggy J. Sipes, 5427 85th Ave., Apt. 101, Lanham, Md. 20801;

Narhams, Jim Barrowman, 6809 97th PI., Lanham, Md. 20801;

Randallstown Rocket Society, Walter Moon, 3702 Woodspring Ct., Randallstown, Md. 21133;

Star Spangled Banner, Howard L. Galloway, Jr., 428 Ben Oaks Dr. W., Severna Park, Md. 21146;

United Flying Organization, Jeffrey L. Pauley, 3211 Blueford Rd., Kensington, Md. 20795;

Wicomico Aerospace Section, Mitchell A. Christian, Route 4, Windham Ct., Salisbury, Md. 21801;

Greater Boston Model Rocket Society, Michael J. Listorti, 71 Waverly St., Everett, Mass. 02149;

M.I.T. Section, M.I.T. Branch, P. O. Box 110, Cambridge, Mass. 02139; Zenith, Dr. E. B. Beetch, 211 Clover Ln., Mankato, Minn. 56001;

Nargas, Richard Nalick, #2 Bavarian Ct., St. Louis, Mo. 63141;

Pascack Valley, Karl Feldmann, 4317 Cottage Ave., N. Bergen, N. J. 07047;

Long Island Rocket Society, Andrew Schecter, 75-31193 St., Flushing, N. Y. 11366;

Liverpool Organization of NAR, John Knapp, 218 Vardon St., Liverpool, N. Y. 13088;

North Shore Section, Larry Weiss, 239 Normandy Rd., Massapequa, N. Y. 11758;

Orbiteers, Bill Arthur, 215 Avondale Rd., Rochester, N. Y. 14622;

Xaverian High School Model Rocketry Society, Richard Malecki, 7100 Shore Rd., Brooklyn, N. Y. 11209;

Catawba Valley Rocketeers, Todd L. Butler, 807 6th Ave., S. W., Hickory, N. C. 28601;

Columbus Society for the Advancement of Rocketry, David Gregorek, 4451 Danforth Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43224;

Mansfield Aeronautics & Space Assn., Robert Hagedorn, R. D. 1, Taylortown Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44903;

Natural Science Museum Model Rocket Research Society, Walter E. Mueller, University Cir., 10600 E. Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106;

Capital Area Section NAR, Frances S. Guernsey, 2915 Maple Rd., Camp Hill, Pa. 17011;

Delaware Valley Rockets, Robert R. Shue, 100 Overlook Ave., Willow Grove, Pa. 19090;

Hempfield Area Model Rocketeer, Susan Woodward, 15 Wayne Ave., Jeannette, Pa. 15644;

Monroeville Rocket Research Society, Al Petrush, 652 Cooper Rd., Monroeville, Pa. 15146;

Pottstown Missile Minders, Carlton Skip Raymond, YMCA, 338 King St., Pottstown, Pa. 19464;

Steel City Section, James Davis, 4920 E. Willock Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15227;

Apollo-Nasa, Mark Evans, 12503 Overcup, Houston, Tex. 77024;

Braeburn Community Section, Ronald Finke, 8403 Braesview, Houston, Tex. 77071;

Saturn Model Rocketry Section, Robert Johnston, Secy., 975 Gloria, EI Paso, Tex. 79907;

Space Central Rocket Society, Charles Biggs, 5802 Lucy Ln., Pasadena, Tex., Dulles, Robert Kaylor, 143 LaFayette Terr., Leesburg, Va. 22075;

Narfax, Bill Dintaman, 5616 Sedgwick Ln., Springfield, Va. 22151;

Nicolet High School Rocket Society, William W. Bateman, 9534 N. Wakefield Ct., Milwaukee, Wis. 53217.



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