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About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger


My Engineering Web: RF Cafe

Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!)

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 ...

Airplanes And Rockets Copyright 1996 - 2026

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My Main Modeling Websites

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and RocketsAcademy of Model Aeronautics

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Mfg

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Brodak Mfg

Model Aeronutics
November/December 1963 American Modeler

Nov/Dec 1963 American Modeler
November/December 1963 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable 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.

Artist "Roland" (not sure if that was his first or last name) drew a series of comics for American Modeler in the 1960s that played off of typical humorous scenarios that occurred then - and now - in the modeling world. See if any of these themes are familiar from your own experiences.





Model Aeronutics

as seen by Roland

Model Aeronutics comic (contorl line combat) - Airplanes and Rockets Model Aeronutics comic (mean dog) - Airplanes and Rockets

You're lucky that's such a strong chain!"

Model Aeronutics comic (control line broken) - Airplanes and Rockets

Model Aeronutics comic (made it during coffee breaks) - Airplanes and Rockets

"Company property ... nuts! Made it during my coffee breaks."

Model Aeronutics comic (free flight) - Airplanes and Rockets

Model Aeronutics - Original Scan - Airplanes and Rockets

Model Aeronutics - Original Scan





Posted May 18, 2013