Eleven score and 20 years ago, our great, great, great, great, great, great. great grandfathers put their butts on the line to create a new nation and, to follow Abe’s words more precisely, the new nation was “…conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Although he was dedicating the […]
This is going to sound trite, because it IS trite. It is me, representing the old fashioned, hardcore America, once again reminding the Nation that Memorial Day is not about hot dogs, baseball games, or making cannonball splashes in the pool. Memorial Day is about white stone monuments reaching to the horizon. Each with a […]
When Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish isn’t working at his desk here at the office he usually can be found in his workshop building some interesting project. Gerry’s current project is a giant scale WW I biplane–the Nieuport 24. A 27.5% scale original design, it is CAD drawn and the parts were cut out […]
Living history has a shelf life, and the expiration date cannot be extended. I’ve been interviewing WW II veterans since the early 1970s when I got serious about writing history, and it’s been a bittersweet experience. Anyone who’s made a career documenting aviation (or anything else) will tell you the same thing: you make older […]
Although Veterans Day has the stated purpose of remembering the vets and those in uniform, in reality it means different things to different people. For some it is the half-off sales that surround us. For me, it reminds me of one of those could-of-should-ofs that will always haunt me: I never served in the armed […]
Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish has had a very active flying season this year and he has put a lot of flights on his 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. On top of regular flights at his club’s flying field in Farmington, CT., Gerry has traveled to the Warbirds over Delaware giant scale fly in at Lums […]
We’re at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas this week for the drone event we’ve waited all year for: InterDrone! Shown here is our publisher Yvonne DeFrancesco. If you’re at the show, please stop by our booth (827) and pick up the latest issue!
Even while he’s on vacation, editor Gerry Yarrish wouldn’t miss his favorite event. Recently he stopped by the 27th annual Warbirds over Delaware (WOD) giant scale event in Newark, DE. Talking with the pilots and taking photos of all the action, Gerry was taking notes for our upcoming event coverage that will be published in the December […]
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