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Launch Director launch report

April 5, 2015

We had a very good turn out on a good flying day, particularly for early in the year. We started set up about 8:30 am, a bit after 9 am the Spokane tower called us to activate the waiver, and we started putting rockets in the air. It was a bit cool and breezy all day, particularly when the sun went behind the occasional cloud, but that did cause any real issues. We have about 20 cars and 60 people at the launch for a significant part of the day.
We flew 90 motors in 86 rockets with a total impulse of about 3800 N-s (mid-sized L). The motor breakdown was fairly typical for SPARC. A 14 B 13 C 31 D 15 E 6 F 5 G 3 H 4 I 3 J 1 The Cooney clan has the most flights at 19, but 11 of those were on one push of the button as Joe flew the Easter Rocket hunt composed of quark like rockets on C6-3 motors for the kids to find. Six were brought back to claim the rocket and an A8-3 motor for an additional flight. Duchou and Howe both had 8 flights while Kelly and Glass both claimed 7. I had the biggest flight of the day staging a J460 to an H73 in KISS’DD while Dave Powers had 3 nice H & I flights. We are planning to hold a launch in May, but are currently selecting both the launch director and the date. Marty – April SPARC Launch Director

Posted by bobble at April 5, 2015 1:23 PM


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