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Jeff Halstead April launch report

April 14, 2008

Dear Fellow Rocketeers, If SPARC members are working their way up the alphabet ladder, they are still largely in "elementary school" as shown by the numbers recorded below: A - 12 B- 36 C- 34 D- 27 E - 22 F - 8 G - 3 H - 5 I - 1
As usual, Joe Cooney set the record for the most flights flown: 22. He had nine under his belt when I arrived at 8:50 a.m. Joe is the only flier I know who has his flight cards preprinted with the rocket name on them. Congrats Joe for all the flights and keeping Estes in business. Lou Bragg flew the largest motor: I-284, and Marty kept flying the smallest rockets, those pesky Mosquitoes. Bob Yanecek has the longest deployment: about four hours in a tree. Mark Howe had the longest horizontal flight: the Space Needle, which flew for hundreds of yards horizontally east before turning into Lawn Dart. I learned an important lesson: My rockets can fly without me. My bird was almost down on a drogue before I knew it was launched. Previous e-mails have covered all the big events of the launch. In closing, the field was in perfect shape, the weather was excellent, and the crowd was large. It was great to have all the youngsters turn out to fly with us. Thank you to all who showed up early to set up, serve as LCO's, and stay late to tear down. The next SPARC launch is Saturday and Sunday of Mother's Day weekend. We hope to see you all there! Jeff Halstead Launch director (signing off)

Posted by bobble at April 14, 2008 7:56 PM


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