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About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

My Engineering Web: RF Cafe

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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About the Airplanes and Rockets™ Website
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Supermodel Melanie Blattenberger holding my modified Great Planes 2-meter Spirit glider - Airplanes and RocketsEven 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 AirplanesAndRockets.com domain to continue the work. Thanks to my enabler, Melanie (pictured above), and to you for visiting.

If you are interested, here are some pages of photos of my modeling and aircraft-related activities:

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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!

Kirt Blattenberger

Please read my article "Fair Use" Per the U.S. Copyright Office"

All editorial content and graphics on this site are protected by copyright and/or trademark law and may not be copied without the express permission of Airplanes and Rockets™, AirplanesAndRockets.com™, and Kirt Blattenberger, who reserves all rights. Permission to use content on this site is granted on a case-by-case basis. I welcome your request. Please direct your inquiries to Kirt Blattenberger, 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:

§ 107 . Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use40

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include -

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

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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Access to and use of this Airplanes and Rockets™ Internet website (aka "AirplanesAndRockets.com™" and/or "The Website" and/or "The Site", are all references to the Sole Proprietorship registered in the state of North Carolina under the business name of "Kirt Blattenberger") is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these everything carefully, because use of The Website constitutes acceptance of these 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., Amazon.com and 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™.

** Privacy Policy **

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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AirplanesAndRockets.com™ typically does not use cookies or 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 ;-)

 

 

Sincerely,

Kirt Blattenberger

Model Aviation Magazine, AMA - Airplanes and Rockets