was just six years after Charles Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight and
a time of great enthusiasm for the newfound realm of human flight. Magazines,
movies, cartoons, and hobby shops were rife with airplane themes. Early
Warner Brothers (e.g., Bugs Bunny) and Walt Disney (e.g., Donald Duck, Mickey
Mouse) productions often featured airplanes. Even the U.S. Navy used cartoons
to train aviators. Many of the toys and magazines of the era are now worth
a lot of money on eBay. The cartoon shown here is a 1933 Willie Whopper
production titled, "The Air Race" (UbIwerks, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer). It does
a good job of representing the era of invention and accomplishment on the
part of designers, builders and flyers, and the awe of spectators admiring
I have also included a few other early aviation-themed
cartoons below. Enjoy.
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 lotof 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
Try Using SEARCH to Find What You Need. >1,400 Pages Indexed
on Airplanes & Rockets!