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 ...

1996 - 2026

Kirt Blattenberger
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Paul Harvey - Radio Control Modeler
May 1974 American Aircraft Modeler

May 1974 American Aircraft Modeler

May 1974 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets3 Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

May 1972 | May 1974 | December 1974 |

While looking through some old issues of American Aircraft Modeler, I was quite surprised to find that none other than radio great Paul Harvey is (or was) a builder and flyer of radio controlled airplanes. There was a feature article done by Paul Harvey in one of the issues in the 1974 timeframe. Mr. Harvey then wrote a regular column titled "Paul Harvey Views."

Paul Harvey Views column in American Aircraft Modeler, May 1974Understandably, the column only ran for a few months - probably because of his extremely busy schedule.

I did a Google search to try to find information on Paul Harvey's modeling activities, but could not find anything at all. That is when I decided to go ahead and reprint this one article from the May 1974 edition of American Aircraft Modeler. I hope he won't mind.

There was an article in the February 2008 edition of Model Aviation that featured a short article on the saxophone player for the Rolling Stones, Bobby Keys, who is also an avid RC modeler.

Paul Harvey Views column in American Aircraft Modeler, May 1974

Modeling Resources

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