Joe Cooney April Launch Report
April 15, 2013Thankfully cooler heads prevailed and Flyers showed up. I did not get a count of the number of cars along the flightline, but there were quite a few. I got there at around 0830 and was joined by Gene Carson a short time later. I personally forgot most of the NEW E9 motors I purchased last week and all of my Parachutes for Model Rockets. So sad, not enough motors for Flying the "E" birds and not enough chutes for the Models. Somehow I managed to get 16 flights in the air (actual number was 15, because of the E9 CATO on Bad Bertha), so I must have had enough combinations to make it through the launch.
While wondering were Bob was at around 0900hrs I noticed him driving down the road. we decided based on the half dozen or so us standing around that a minimal launch setup was sufficient. One model rack, two mid power racks (out at the "D" pads) and one high power tower. While completing setup we decided that the PA system was probably a good idea as more and more vehicles rolled. While the waiver was being called in I put up my Estes Der Red Max, named Rhythm Devils to get an idea of cloud deck. From there it was game on, we had a total of 16 fliers totaling 63 flights (62 left the rod), with 70 motors burned (1 CATO), 3160ns burned. There was plenty of excitement with a good mix of Model Flights and a few High Power flights mixed in. Some rockets were lost and few damaged, but all in all a GREAT day of flying with near perfect conditions most of the day. The sun broke through in the afternoon and it was partly cloudy when we packed it all up. I left the field just in front of Bob a short time after 3pm. Next launch coming soon to a Wheat Field near Bob! Welcome to our Dave Brizius, our newest member on his first launch. It was a great day to spend flying rockets and catching up with folks after a long winter break. I am trying to put a Facebook page together so be on the look out for that, if any of you hang out there.
Posted by bobble at April 15, 2013 4:30 PM
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