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October 18, 2014 Amesbury-Never Say Never

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Trying to decide to hold the launch on Saturday or Sunday was a bit of a dilemma. The forecast for Saturday was relatively warm with a chance of showers and for Sunday it was colder and very windy. The morning WBZ forecast downplayed the rain so I decided to go for it. At lunch time I was feeling proud of myself for making that call. Then it started to rain with just enough thunder to make it interesting. The picture on the left shows the crowd in the  CMASS shelter (trailer). But being the steeley eyed missile men we are, we waited for it to stop and started flying agin. Then it started raining again, we paused until it stopped and started flying. Around the third rain/flying cycle someone mentioned that it would be a good day to fly a sparky. I okayed it and Jim Salem quickly scurried to the AMW trailer to buy one and it flew. There is photographic evidence in the gallery. We stopped stamping the flight cards at around 100 flights because the cards were too wet. We had somewhere between 150 and 200 flights including a couple of successful and one almost successful certification flights. I think we were off the field by 4:00 but not before getting wetter when it started to rain as we tore down the range.
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 15:11
 

September 27 Amesbury Fliskits Launch

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Wow, what a day! Nice weather, great turnout and cake. This was the annual Fliskits anniversary launch and as usual, Jim picked up the cost of the field rental and provided cake. It was a perfect day for flying. At times there was absolutely no wind. This proved to be a big plus for the high power flyers who flew high and had their chutes come out at apogee. Howard landed two rockets on the field! Jim had several raffle drawings throughout the day and organized a couple of drag races. The sky was full of Frik-n-Frak parts. In all there were over 350 flights which made for a busy day for the range crew. Even the food service crew was overworked. By the end of the day there was absolutely nothing left to eat or drink. Our usual high power vendor couldn't make it but Rick from Wildman CT was able to come up and fill the void. CATO Chutes also came up from CT. In a rare concentration of rocketry power the presidents of MMMSC, RIMRA, CATO, and CMASS were present and we all got to fly. There are pictures in the gallery and on TRF .

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:20
 
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