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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 ...

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1996 - 2026

Webmaster:

Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

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Vintage Issues of Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers

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

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Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers November 1955 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1955
January

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Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers January 1956 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1956
February

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Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers February 1956 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1956
March

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Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers March 1956 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1956
April

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Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers April 1956 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1956
June

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Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers June 1956 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1956
November

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Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers November 1956 Cover - Airplanes and Rockets (and Cars, Helicopters, Trains, and Boats) 1956

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Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets

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