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April 25, 2015 Amesbury Launch

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After the miserable winter we had it was nice to be out on the field and flying again. Unfortunately, the forecast of highs in the fifties and winds between 10 and 15 mph was accurate. At least the wind was blowing down the long dimension of the field from the power lines to the parking lot. That picture was taken early in the day (there are more in the Gallery and the Fliskits website) and it doesn't look like there were many people. According to Jim Flis, there were over 80 people there. I'll take his word for it. I do know there were around 170 flights.There were even several certification flights. I think there were 3 Level 1 and 1 Level 2 and, although there were some long recovery walks, I believe they were all successful. There were no spectacular failures. Okay, maybe one. But it did look real nice going up. We were joined by a bunch of enthusiastic Cub Scouts from Pack 89 in North Andover who were cheered on by LCO Kenn. Really, I'm not making that up. The mandatory post launch debriefing was conducted at Acapulco's.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 21:46

Winter Follies-January 17, 2015 in Acton

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As the weather forecast went downhill over the week, I thought it was going to be a lonely day in Acton. I was wrong!  At one point there were at least 36 cars and 50 people. This is impressive because I'm sure this was our coldest Winter Follies launch ever. The day started out with single digit temperatures but the wind was light and there were no clouds in the sky. We dispensed with the formality of flight cards because taking your gloves off to write one would not have been fun. I do wish we counted the number of flights because there were quite a few. We had a couple of TARC teams and an SLI team doing some practice flights. Jim Salem (Howard too) did not land anything in the trees! However, Jim does get credit for the scariest flight of the day when a bad nozzle sent his crayon rocket horizontal over our heads. Thanks to Jim of Fliskits and Jason of AMW for showing up to sell stuff. There are a few many pictures in the gallery and I hope some of the in flight video surfaces.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 23:16
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