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About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

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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 ...

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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

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Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Mfg

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

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Vintage Issues of Air Trails

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November 1946 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1946
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November 1948 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1948
February

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February 1949 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1949
September

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September 1949 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1949
October

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October 1950 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1950
November

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November 1950 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1950
April

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April 1951 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1951
July

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July 1951 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1951
January

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January 1952 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1952
November

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November 1953 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1953
July

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July 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
August

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August 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
September

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September 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
November

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November 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
December

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December 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1954
March

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March 1955 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1955
Annual

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Annual Edition 1955 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1955
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Annual Edition 1958 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1958
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Annual Edition 1960 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1960

Aircraft modeling has undergone significant changes over the decades - both in technology and personal 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, Model Aviation (c1959), and other magazines 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. Here are some of the advertisements you might remember. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

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