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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
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 ...

1996 - 2026

Kirt Blattenberger
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Model Aviation Crossword Puzzle #1

Back around 2000, I submitted a few model aviation themed crossword puzzles to the Academy of Model Aeronautics' monthly magazine, Model Aviation. After many months, Mr. Bob Hunt responded saying that he had just assumed the position of editor for the "If It Flies" column, and that he would be interested in publishing the crosswords. So, six of the puzzles appeared in 2001 editions.

Today, while searching through some old files, I ran across the document that I originally submitted, and I figured it might be nice to make them available to visitors to the Airplane and Rockets website. Enough time has gone by now that I hope they don't mind that I have reproduced them here.

Here are links to all of the crossword puzzles:

#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6

Model Aviation Crossword Puzzle #1 - Airplanes and Rockets

  1 Don't ___ a little wind keep you from flying.
  3 Model Aviation column by Paul Kopp - 2000
  5 State in AMA District IV
  6 Cyanoacrylate
  8 Applies liquid finish to model
  9 Required
 10 Survives inspection for Quickie 500 qualification
 15 Typically
 19 Cut grooves on a pushrod
 24 Alloy of copper and zinc
 25 State in AMA District V
 26 Chemical symbol for arsenic
 27 Path the pylon racers follow
 28 Your are currently doing this to Model Aviation
 30 LCD on your computer transmitter
 31 Officiate at an FAI record attempt
 32 Us
 33 F-14 ___cat
 36 Powerplant that runs on fuel
 44 Biblical fruit
 47 State in AMA District VIII
 48 Upbeat
 50 Will _______ please get that spectator out of the pit area?
 51 Supreme being in the Middle East
 53 Geographical location of AMA District V
 54 I couldn't get the engine to run, __ I went home.
 55 The ratio between circumference and diameter
 56 State in AMA District IV
 57 Tubing and sheet metal manufacturer
 59 Attempted to set a record
 61 State in AMA District XI
 63 You, ___, can learn to fly.
 64 State in AMA District V
 65 State in AMA District VIII
 67 Sesame plant
 68 State in AMA District XI
 69 Model airplanes are ___ toys!
 71 Grouping of cells
 75 Path that a propeller tip takes
 76 Shout of exultation
 77 What an airplane flies through
 78 Greek goddess of the dawn
 79 Brand of fuel by Morgan Fuels, of Enterprise, AL
 80 Commercial airline
 82 Servo-to-control surface interface
 84 Lame movement
 86 Rural Electrification Act acronym
 88 Caused by standing upright
 89 North American bog shrub
 90 Not applicable
 92 State in AMA District I
 93 Model Aviation "AMA This Month" area - 2000
  2 Vintage German WWI monoplane
  3 Shortcut for radio controlled
  4 State in AMA District V
  5 General title for reporter for Model Aviation
  7 Stuck to with Zap
 10 Leading Edge Model Aircraft's city in NY
 11 There ___ some great thermals out here today!
 12 The preferred type of grass field to fly from
 13 Biblical high priest
 14 Our nearest star
 15 State in AMA District V
 16 Antiquity
 17 Direction of grain in silk cloth covering
 18 Model engine manufacturer in Gardnerville, NV
 19 C/L products distributor, in Two Harbors, MN
 20 Describes a really fast airplane
 21 Operate an engine
 22 Donkey
 23 Propeller manufacturer in Tucson, AZ
 29 Starter's command at beginning of a Quickie race
 31 State in AMA District XI
 33 Pay for another's entry into a contest
 34 Model engine manufacturer
 35 Botch
 37 Flightline helper
 38 Model engine manufacturer's name - backwards
 39 Cover with foliage
 40 State in AMA District IX
 41 Farewell
 42 State in AMA District VI
 43 Formation of neoplasms
 44 _____ with disaster when performing low-level aerobatics
 45 Muncie's state
 46 Chairman's hammer
 48 ___ him if he's finished with the frequency pin.
 49 Distress signal
 51 Very capable
 52 I __ a great day at the flying field!
 58 Electrical switch type
 60 AMA District that includes NJ and NY
 62 Perform
 64 State in AMA District I
 66 Type of electrical current
 68 Otherwise
 70 Now ____'s a nice-looking airplane!
 71 Threaded fastener
 72 Polynesian carved image
 73 Long, cylindrical piece of wood
 74 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
 75 River in central Switzerland
 81 Enclose a receiver in foam
 83 State in AMA District VII
 85 State in AMA District XI
 87 Overhanging lower edge of a roof
 91 Direction a helicopter goes with positive cyclic








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