Kirt Blattenberger™ | Greensboro, NC
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sole proprietorship business registered under the name of "Kirt Blattenberger,"
and reports income and expenses to State and Federal governments accordingly.
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Name, "Kirt Blattenberger." There is no "Doing Business As," "Assumed
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Even during the busiest times of my life
I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity (many times consisting
of merely a dedicated monthly reading of modeling magazines). This site has been
created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model
aviation. It all began
at Route 4 Box 504, Edgewater, Maryland (later changed to 114 River Road), and has
run through states from Florida to Colorado to Vermont, and many places in-between.
There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the
website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories
from your own younger days. My "Model Airplanes" website on EarthLink outgrew its
capacity, so I purchased the
on November 11, 2007 to continue the work.
Thanks to my enabler, Melanie (pictured above), and to you
If you are interested, here are some pages of photos of my modeling and aircraft-related
The AirplanesAndRockets.com™ website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen
name of "ModelAirplanes" with web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose
was and still is to provide me with ready access to commonly needed resources for
pursuing my lifelong hobby. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at
the time (usually referred to as the World Wide Web, or WWW), and not much was available
in the form of WYSIWYG editors;
in fact, my early pages were written using Notepad. After a couple years of adding
material to the website, I noticed that the hit counter would sometimes record a
hundred or more hits in a single day, which clued me in to the reality that other
people were finding my website useful. E-mails began arriving with suggestions,
corrections, and even a few compliments. As they say, the rest is history. As the
result of years of dedication to the nurturing of the website, it has grown to where
there are currently hundreds of visitors each day. My plan is to devote significantly
more effort to turn AirplanesAndRockets.com™ into a world-class portal for model
aircraft resources. Thanks for visiting!
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owner. I do not intentionally violate anyone's copyright; however, on occasion
I might use a thumbnail image (just large enough to generate interest) that links
back to the owner's website. Uncredited clipart is usually from MS Office, which
I own a license to use; otherwise, it is from an open source website like
openclipart.org. Specifically, U.S. Code
17, Section 107 states:
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The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use
if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
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and/or "The Website" and/or "The Site", are all references to the Sole Proprietorship
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terms and conditions.
AirplanesAndRockets.com™ provides a range of information, and although
I (Kirt Blattenberger) attempt to provide information that is useful
and correct, I cannot possibly insure the accuracy of all of the information at
all times, and you should not rely on the information in situations where its inaccuracy
would cause you to suffer any form of loss. The information is provided "As Is."
"Kirt Blattenberger," via the Airplanes and Rockets™ website,
makes no representation or warranty of any kind concerning the accuracy, completeness,
or suitability of the information, either expressed or implied, including without
limitation and implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. The Website does not sell, resell or license any of the Products
or Services linked to or otherwise referenced unless otherwise noted (e.g.,
Google Adwords), and I disclaim any responsibility
or liability related to those Products or Services. Any questions, complaints
or claims related to any Product should be directed to the appropriate entity. I
try to remember to include the rel="sponsored" HTML tag on all hyperlinks with which
I have a financial relationship.
Information is being provided without charge to the user. Accordingly, Airplanes
and Rockets™, AirplanesAndRockets.com™, and Kirt Blattenberger, along with
his assignees, shall not be liable under any circumstances or under any legal theory
for direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damage that
may result in connection with or as a result of the information or the products
The opinions expressed on AirplanesAndRockets.com™ are solely those of Sole Proprietor
Kirt Blattenberger, and do not necessarily reflect those of any persons or
companies referenced on or sponsored by Airplanes and Rockets™.
The privacy of visitors to the AirplanesAndRockets.com™ website is important
to me. At AirplanesAndRockets.com™ (the website of the North Carolina registered
business named Kirt Blattenberger), I recognize that privacy of your personal
information is important. I do not purposely sell, trade, or give away your personal
information to third parties.
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web beacons to collect or
store information when you visit The Website. Only if I happen to have the
phpBB forums software running or if a
Google Adwords advertisement is impressed
does it set cookies. I do not run any programs that attempt to deploy popups or
other obnoxious unrequested presentations. Kirt Blattenberger™ uses third party
advertisements via Google AdSense
to help support the site. You can chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies
in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton
Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with The
Website as well as with other websites. This could include the inability to login
to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
In summary, I despise tricks used by other websites to encroach on my privacy
and that throw unwelcome content in my face, so I do not do that to anyone else.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and be sure to drop me an e-mail any
time with your suggestions, comments and questions. Please be sure to visit my advertisers
in appreciation for their helping to fund the website. Oh, and buy stuff too ;-)