UPDATE: The weather is holding and Sunday afternoon will have temps in the high 50’s with winds around 10mph. The Sunday evening rain should hold off until after the launch. Come join us Sunday 1 to 3:30 at the Warner Farm Field for some fun flying!
Commence Countdown…. Ignition Sequence Start… We have Main Engine Ignition… Launch in 3… 2…. 1… LIFTOFF!!!
The 2017 KARS Season begins on Sunday (due to Saturday’s wet forecast). 1 to 3:30PM at the Warner Farm Field. Winds will be moderate (10-12 mph), temperatures a comfortable 60-ish.
Joins us for the inaugural 2017 launch as we launch into our 13th season!
I have been watching the ebb and flow of Saturday’s weather forecast for days. In short, it’s good, then not good, then good, then not good….
OK… Keep an eye on the website, and/or e- mail and/or facebook. I’ll keep you posted. I plan to make a GO/NOGO decision on Friday. I may cancel the launch or postpone to Sunday. If it still raining on Sunday, we’ll just look forward to a June launch.
First, I never got a chance to thank all you (especially Tim & Jenny Courser and Eric Swanson) for a terrific 2016 launch season! I had great fun and it was good to see so many regulars and new folks!
The good news is we have the Coursers’ permission to use their hay field for 2017. Eric is game for another year…. so we arrive at the 2017 launch season.
I have not set a date yet (eyeing April 29th), but I have a question I’d like everyone to weigh in on. I’d like to know if you would prefer a Saturday 9:30AM to Noon launch instead of the 1PM to 3:30PM. Here are a few reasons why:
Generally lower wind in the mornings
Generally cooler in the morning
Lower chance of thundershowers
(One quick note: If the Saturday launch is cancelled, the Sunday launch would still be 1 to 3:30PM due to schedule conflicts.)
That said, I am not sold on one time or another, but if it means more people more likely can attend the morning launches, then I’d be happy to go that way.
So PLEASE take a few seconds to answer the survey below by April 19th. Thank you!
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).