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ORIGINS of the FLYING ACES club

Welcome to the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear!

Return with us to the days of brave airmen and their adventures in the Golden Age of Aviation! Escape into the pages of the old FLYING ACES magazine and join Kerry Keen flying his Keen Black Bullet, Richard Night flying the latest prototypes, and Crash Carringer flying his sleek Hellion, as they fly REALLY COOL state-of-the-(1930's)-art airplanes to fight evil, rescue damsels in distress, and just in general whip up on the bad guys. Gaze upon some of those great rubber scale plans, grab some balsa and glue, and build the latest (1930's) pursuit ship! Join the FLYING ACES club with other like-minded aviation enthusiasts. And if it all gets to be too intense, settle down for a rollicking, gag-packed episode starring that consummate SPAD driver (that's SPAD as in SPAD XIII, the WWI biplane, not SPAD as in Skyraider), that incessant trickster, the Boonetown Miracle Man himself, Phineas Pinkham!
WHAT???
YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF PHINEAS PINKHAM???

He only single-handedly secured victory for the allies in the Great War! (that's World War I for you Government School types) - but that's another story. Actually, it's a whole bunch of them - all slap-stick, incredibly politically incorrect (NOBODY escapes being stereotyped) stories which appeared in FLYING ACES magazine. The Phineas Pinkham stories were written and illustrated by Joe Archibald, who sprinkled just enough simple cartoons throughout each yarn to flesh out the characters in the reader's imagination.

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Check out these cartoons from two of his tall tales!


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What's that? You don't have any old copies of FLYING ACES around for your remedial education? Well, If you can't scrounge a copy or two, here's the next best thing. Check out these two covers!

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There was plenty of action in every issue to stimulate the imagination of young FLYING ACES readers. The Model Maker's section always had several model plans, which usually included at least one fine-flying rubber scale job of the latest pursuit or private plane, or maybe even a WW I skybuggy!

The old FLYING ACES magazine may be long gone, but you can still build old-fashioned rubber scale models like a TRULY GREAT model builder (not like them wimps who gotta have one o' them new-fangled gas engines to keep it up, and one o' them radio-control-antenna-box-thingamabobs to keep it fly'in level)! Test your skills against other great FLYING ACES members in both local AND NATIONAL contests! Win FAME, FORTUNE, MEDALS, WOMEN, and ... what? no fortune or medals or women? - ok, win fame (notoriety?) and the respect of fellow ACES. Join the National FLYING ACES club TODAY!

CHECK OUT THEIR NEW WEB-SITE AT :

The Club

Then JOIN the FLYING ACES club today!

So you're asking yourself - how do I become a member of the ELITE, the GREAT, one of the FLYING ACES?

Well, it's easy. For the latest membership information, simply go to their web-site and check out their membership pages.

If you've got any questions, contact them via e-mail at:

FACGHQ@VERIZON.NET

And just soes you knows (disclaimer approaching) I'm not now, nor have I ever been an officer, leader, or other financial-type beneficiary (they ain't pay'in me to say this) of the National Flying Aces club - I just think it's a cool club to be a member of!

So you're askin' yerself (you sure do ask yourself a lot of questions, don't you?) - whadooiget for my buckaroos? What you get is a bi-monthly newsletter chock-full of rubber scale plans, aviation history, drawings, modeling tips, contest information, and contest results. There's also advertisements for model suppliers that can help you to get your masterpiece in the air sooner, and keep it there longer.

In addition to the National Flying Aces club, there are local chapters all over the country, and in many other countries, so . . .

You can JOIN your LOCAL FLYING ACES club too!

In addition, the National Web-site also has a complete listing of every FLYING ACES club in the country - there's at least one and sometimes several clubs in every state. Local Chapters usually have their own membership fees which vary from club to club. Some have their own newsletter too.

Now that you've got all the straight scoop, don't just sit there; become a member of the National Flying Aces club, and then
Contact your local chapter and join up!

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