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Joe Cooney November launch report

November 10, 2013

It may have taken a few weekends to get this launch in the books, but the third time was the charm. Weather was terrible at my house in the morning, nothing but FOG. I was wondering if it would be that way up north. On the way to the launch site this morning the Fog cleared and the skies were BLUE! Sadly I was not the first person there, nor the second or third. The worst part was as I entered the field the Launch signs were already posted. Bob had beaten me to the launch, unheard of before today.
Set up went well as we just pulled stuff from the trailer and walked it out to where it needed to go, Bob was busy weed whacking around the pads. In a short time the launch was looking like launch. In all we had 8 fliers and a handful of spectators. A small crowd but a great day of flying. It seemed as though many fliers were wearing out the racks quicker then I could. I was sure I wasn't in the top 3 of most flights today. Mark Howe flew 11 birds, followed closely by David Glass who managed 10 flights with several from the high power pads. Doug Powers who drove the farthest to get here managed 8 flights with his brother Dave putting up another 4. Mark Vanderlip put 5 rockets up and his wife Cynthia added another one. Bob flew one and lost one. Somehow I managed to stay atop the mountain again. I managed to quietly launch 13 rockets and recovered all of them. I might have cheated though. Towards the end of the day I put up two small rockets and a spool. Either way, thirteen rockets up and recovered. Only one of them didn't fly well (Bob, thanks for the motor). While Jack stayed on the ground, he will be back for next year, pencil me in for the 1 November 2014 launch date, my check is in the mail. Looking forward to next years flying. I guess I will have to finally pony up some membership dues this year. My goal is to have a winter launch once the snow starts flying. It will be strictly Class 1 rockets only, more to come. Joe

Posted by bobble at November 10, 2013 9:11 AM


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