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
Jim Walker's A.J. (American
Junior) Aircraft Company began operation in 1929, with no way of knowing the doom and gloom that
would befall the country in October of the year when the Stock Market crashed and triggered what would
become known as The Great Depression. By the time we had begun to come recover from the financial tragedy,
World War II was at our doorstep, and a lot of raw materials - balsawood for airframes, metal for
engines, rubber for wheels - was being directed toward the defense equipment and supply buildup, supplies
were hard to come by. It was a really bad time to be starting a new business. The passion for all things
that flew was so strong that the American Junior Aircraft Company managed to survive and even thrive
in spite of the restrictions. In all
Aircraft Co. turned out 232 million models during its existence - amazing!
A.J. Aircraft Company Advertisement
"Wow! A Double-Winger!"
Stunts? The Firebaby Biplane does 'em all. You'll be amazed when you fly it yourself - when you discover
how quickly you can master the intricate eights, horizontals and verticals that were difficult before.
This plane has all the power you can use. With its built-in "5upercharger" modification, the Royal
Spitfire engine gives you tremendous power response ... with instant starting and surprising fuel economy.
Buy it ready to fly, complete with control lines and stunt flying instructions. All parts are finished,
painted, fuelproofed. Span 19"', weight with motor 4 1/2 oz.
Ready-to-Fly $9.75 with engine
See your nearest hobby shop.
Jim Walker A.J. Aircraft Co. Portland 12, Oregon, U.S.A.
World's Largest Manufacturer of Ready-to-fly Model Aircraft