Fly Baby Bulletins Download
Back in the late '60s, Hayden Ferguson published a newsletter for Fly Baby
builders. Hayden has kindly provided me with a clean copy of all
the newsletters, and permission to reprint them. I sold reprints
for several years. In September 2006, Steve Pitts of Anacortes, Washington
scanned in all 200 pages and converted it to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
This was nicely done; some of the photos look clearer than they do in the
Steve settled on a compromise that has the PDF pages presented as an
image to preserve the character of the original bulletins, but ran the
images through the Acrobat OCR routine so the search tool would work.
Keep in mind that the OCR isn't perfect; there are some words the routine
didn't read properly. But it's better than no search at all.
Here are the segments. Each file is 20 pages long.
If you download the PDF files to your hard disk, the links at the end of
each segment will load in the next.
Part 1: Issue 1 (July 1967) to Page
8 of Issue 3 (September 1967)
Part 2: Issue 3 (Page 9) to Page
4 of Issue 5 (November 1967)
Part 3: Issue 5 (Page 6) to Page
4 of Issue 6 (December 1967)
Part 4: Issue 6 (Page 5) to Page
6 of Issue 7 (January 1968)
Part 5: Issue 7 (Page 7) to Page
10 of Issue 8 (February 1968)
Part 6: Issue 8 (Page 11) to Page
8 of Issue 9 (March 1968)
Part 7: Issue 9 (Page 12) to Page
4 of Issue 10 (April 1968)
Part 8: Issue 10 (Page 5) to Page
13 of Issues 11/12 (May/June 1968)
Part 9: Issues 11/12 (Page 13) through
Issue 15 (no dates on issues 13-15. my guess is the last issue is mid to
The result was nine files, a total of ~20 Megabytes. This is fine
if you have high-speed Internet, but too slow if you're running dialup.
I still have some hard-copies of the bulletins left ($20), or I'll burn
you a CD-ROM for $5. Both prices include postage. See the For