Our next club launch is coming up on 20 July in Acton. This is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and man's first step on that surface. If you have anything Apollo 11 or Saturn V related, this would be the time to show it off. No doubt we'll see a lot of black and white rockets going up. As suggested by NAR, we will be holding a "Land the Eagle" contest thanks to Frank DeAngelo; see his
As is our custom, set up will begin about 9:30 and flying will commence when we are set to go. The day will end at 4 PM or sooner. If you can help out setting up or breaking down, please do so; you get a much better feeling of flying satisfaction if you pitch in. Also, any NAR members who want to can volunteer for a shift or two at Launch Control or Safety Check - use the
to reserve your spot.
There will be a debriefing meal at a local restaurant immediately following the loading of the trailer.
Remember, Acton is a small field so chose your rocket/motor combination for the conditions when you launch to ensure you get your rocket back. High power motors are not allowed. We don't get a make-up day if the weather is bad so keep an eye on the home page for any last minute cancellations. We now have a better set up for less than ideal weather conditions (Thanks, Guy) so, unless it is forecast to make flights impossible, we'll put something up in the air and hit the restaurant early.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The weather predictions are showing hot, humid weather much like we had on the 6th. Use plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated.