Google search American Modeler Air Trails American Aircraft Modeler Young Men Hobbies Aviation Flying Aces Saturday Evening Post Boys' Life Hobby Distributors Amateur Astronomy Engines & Motors Balsa Densities Silkspan Covering Comics Electronics My Models Model Aircraft Articles Plans Model Boat Articles Plans Model Car Articles Plans Model Train Articles Plans 1941 Crosley 03CB Radio Model helicopter articles & plans Crosswords Model Rocket Articles Plans Restoration Projects Photos Peanuts Collection Model Aircraft Articles Plans Sitemap Hints Amateur Radio Airplanes and Rockets Hero Graphic
Drones - Airplanes and Rockets

About

Airplanes & Rockets

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 ...

Copyright

1996 - 2026

Webmaster:

Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

Family Websites:

RF Cafe | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the Airplanes and Rockets website are hereby acknowledged.

Vintage Issues of Air Trails

Aircraft modeling has undergone significant changes over the decades - both in technology and preferences. Magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, Aero Modeller, R/C Modeler, and Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers were the best venues for capturing snapshots of the status quo of the day. Still, many things never change, so much of the old content is relevant to today's modeler. Whether you are here to wax nostalgic, or are interested in learning history, hopefully you will find what you are seeking. As time permits, I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

If you want to wax nostalgic over some of the old advertisements, check out these that I have selected.

Month Cover Year
November

TOC

November 1946 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1946
November

TOC

November 1948 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1948
February

TOC

February 1949 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1949
September

TOC

September 1949 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1949
October

TOC

October 1950 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1950
November

TOC

November 1950 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1950
April

TOC

April 1951 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1951
July

TOC

July 1951 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1951
January

TOC

January 1952 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1952
November

TOC

November 1953 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1953
July

TOC

July 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
August

TOC

August 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
September

TOC

September 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
November

TOC

November 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
December

TOC

December 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
March

TOC

March 1955 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1955
Annual

TOC

Annual Edition 1955 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1955
Annual

TOC

Annual Edition 1958 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1958
Annual

TOC

Annual Edition 1960 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1960

Articles

Advertisements

Model Aircraft Museum, AMA - Airplanes and Rockets
Plastic Scale Model Kits - Airplanes and Rockets
Modeling Resources

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets

Academy 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