We have come to the FINAL launch of 2016! And Momma Nature has smiled on us with a promise of partly sunny skies, low-ish winds (6-8mph) and higher than normal temperatures (high 40s). Let us make the very best of this good fortune and WHOOOOOSH as much as possible because it will be about 5.5 months before we can WHOOOOOSH again together.
And (to be clear) this launch from Noon to 2:30PM and will be at the Warner Farm field (See website for directions).
Hard to believe we’ve come to the end of the 2016 Flying season. <Insert uncontrollable sobbing here>
The GOOD NEWS is we have ONE. MORE. LAUNCH. (YEAH!) Please join us at the Warner Farm Field on Saturday November 5th from Noon to 2:30PM. [Please note that the launch window is shifted an hour (which we usually do in November).]
The good news: The thunderstorms will end at 10AM and the skies will clear up with temps in the mid-70s. BUT, we will have winds 15 to 18 mph. Plan to fly with A & B motors and maybe rockets that take C6-3 motors. Cut out spill-holes in your parachutes whenever possible.
We usually don’t plan a Sunday launch, but we decided to have a launch this Sunday from 1 to 3:30 at the Warner Farm Field. If the launch is cancelled due to weather, we’ll wait for October. (As of today, the launch date weather is promising.)
So if you’ve missed a few launches because of sports, errands, country fairs, summer vacations, etc…. then set aside Sunday afternoon and come fly some rockets!
Check back Saturday afternoon for a GO/NOGO update!
For those of you who may not know, Alan Shepard, the First American in Space, hails from Derry, NH! There is a dedicated group working hard to bring an Alan Shepard memorial and science education to Derry called the Alan Shepard Project. The organizer, Marie Mannion, has been working tirelessly and also attended the August launch.
Marie was kind enough to get a comic book tribute to Alan Shepard, drawn by Michael Mitchell at Mitchell Comics (MITCHELL COMICS, P.O. Box 158, Tilton, NH 03276) autographed. We hope KARS will be able to help Marie and her efforts to make this tribute a reality. If you want to help, you can contact Marie Mannion through the website here.
Autographed copy of the Tribute Comic Book for Alan Shepard by Mitchell Comics.