Fellow Rocketeers, We are GO FOR LAUNCH on SATURDAY from 1PM to 3:30PM. The skies will be partly cloudy, the winds moderate at 9mph and the temps in the mid 70’s. Bring your rockets, motors, and drinking water. Sunscreen is a good idea too.
Also, please note that our club was featured in the Hippo this week! See page 25.
Also, also, the President and founder of FlisKits Rocket, Jim Flis and his wife Kathy are planning on attending the launch. You’ve all seen Jim’s kit the Frick-n-Frack fly at just about every launch – one of the coolest kits out there. Not sure what Jim will bring, but he’s has some of the funnest rocket kits on terra firma and I encourage you to check them out.
Christopher V. from Merrimack, NH is the winner of the KARS Competition for the complimentary 1-year membership to the National Association of Rocketry. Chris wrote an essay and constructed and flew 2 rockets to win this coveted award.
LAST DAYS!! Submit by Aug 1
KARS is giving away a 1-year Youth National Association of Rocketry membership! the applicant must be under 18 years of age. (A $25 value, includes Sport Rocketry Magazine and flight insurance!)
Submit a 1-page write-up of what rocketry means to you (ie. why you enjoy it, what you learn, etc). Drawings are welcome, especially for the younger crowd. Mail entry to: Mike Bellino, 196 Rowe Mountain Road, Bradford, NH 03221.
Build a rocket and bring it to the June or July launch, present it to Mike or Eric. Rocket can be a kit or built from scratch. Youth must be involved in construction, commensurate with age.
Bonus points for safely flying rocket at the June 28th or July 19th launch.
Winner to be announced by August 1st. (Date may be extended if launches are cancelled due to weather.)
Points awarded for originality and enthusiasm. Bonus points for rocket’s safe flight.
There is a 30% chance of rain from 1-4PM Sunday, but those same odds Saturday ended up in sunny, blue skies, with the rain holding off until after 4 PM.
I (Eric Swanson) will be running the launch Sunday, so if you are of hearty New England stock, or are at least made of more waterproof materials than your rockets, I hope to see you at the Courser field on the corner of Schoodac (SKOO-DACK) and Couchtown (KOOCH-TOWN) roads in Warner!