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Jeff Halstead Launch report

April 13, 2009

Although we got a soggy start, SPARC fliers kicked off the 2009 season yesterday at Emerson's field. While most of the crowd was comprised of our old crew, we were graced by visitits from a few families. Bret Simpkins and his son drove up from the Tri Cities to wow us with his beautiful scratch-built birds. Showing up between and after soccer games, Joe Cooney for once took a second place to Mark Howe in number of birds lofted. Mark flew consistently from beginning to end and had 11 flights.
As the day progressed, the cloud ceiling finally raised to an elevation to allow Bret's high-power rockets to fly. For most of the day, though, we were lauching model rockets. Here is the impulse breakdown: A - 12 B - 14 C - 8 D- 8 E- 8 F - 2 I - 3 SPARC's next launch will be a two-day affair May 9 and 10. We're all hoping for better weather for that weekend. Jeff Halstead April Launch Director

Posted by bobble at April 13, 2009 5:35 AM


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