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My Model Flying History (Part 1)

1956: It all started when I became 6 years old. My father had a colleague, Gerd Mix from Kollmar at the Elbe river, who was a model maker. So my dad asked his colleague if he could build us a flying model that I should be given as a birthday present. It was a rubber powered model of very light construction with tissue covering. We had it fly in the garden behind our house in the Goethestra├če in Elmshorn. Since we did not get enough turns into the rubber, the flights were very short. But I was fascinated and became hooked.