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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
Family Websites:
RF Cafe | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the Airplanes and Rockets website are hereby acknowledged.

Model Aviation Magazine, AMA - Airplanes and Rockets

Photo Collection #1 - The Early Years

Other pages:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

If you are bored, you can read the short bio I wrote of my boyhood neighborhood in Holly Hill Harbor.

Kirt with Shark 15 C/L Airplane - Mayo, MD - Airplanes and Rockets

Jetco Shark 15 C/L Airplane w/Fox .15 Engine
Mayo, MD  (circa 1970)

Kirt with Cox PT-19 Trainer - Airplanes and Rockets

Me with my Cox PT-19 Trainer (circa 1969)

My first radio controlled vehicle - homemade air boat with OS 3-channel radio (rudder only) - Airplanes and Rockets

My 1st RC System - OS Digital 3-Channel. It was installed in a crudely built air boat I made from Styrofoam covered with Solarfilm. - Mayo, MD  (circa 1974)

OS Digital 3-Channel Radio Control System - Airplanes and Rockets

OS Digital 3-Channel Advertisement - I'm still hoping to find one on eBay for an affordable price. The ones that have shown up thus far have sold in the $400 realm, which is was over my budget (I don't even have health insurance!).

DuBro Tri-Star Helicopter, Pride of Pay'n Pak Unlimited Hydroplane, Aquila RC glider with ABS plastic fuselage, hanging in my barracks room at Robins AFB, GA (c.1980) - Airplanes and Rockets

DuBro Tri-Star Helicopter, Dumas Pride of Pay'n Pak Unlimited Hydroplane, Aquila RC glider with ABS plastic fuselage
Barracks at Robins AFB, GA  (circa 1980)

Mystery Plane, Mayo, MD - Airplanes and Rockets

Giant Rubber Free Flight Taylorcraft
Mayo, MD  (circa 1972)

Kirt with Aquila RC glider from RCM plans - Southern Senior High School, Harwood, MD - Airplanes and Rockets

Aquila RC glider builtfrommRCM PlansRCM Plans. It was my senior year (1976) at Southern Senior High School, in Harwood, Maryland (in background)

Aquila RC saiplane flying at Southern Senior HS - Airplanes and Rockets

Aquila at Southern Senior HS, Harwood, Maryland w/water tower in background  (circa 1975-76)

Here are a few links to pages I have regarding my days of yore:

- Holly Hill Harbor

- Model airplanes

- Model boats

- Electrical / electronics projects

- Model helicopters

- Model rockets

- My model train

- Woodworking projects

- Photos of earlier times

- 1969 Camaro SS

- Southern Senior High School Yearbook (Harwood, Maryland)
  • Senior Class 'Official' Photos
  • Senior Class Childhood Photos

- Parole Plaza, Annapolis, Maryland

Plastic Scale Model Kits - Airplanes and Rockets
Drones - Airplanes and Rockets
Modeling Resources

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets
Academy of Model
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Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets
Horizon Hobby
Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets
Sig Mfg
Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets
Brodak Mfg