KARS First Launch of 2017: May 6th, 1 to 3:30PM

Fellow Rocketeers,

The First Launch will be Saturday May 6th from 1 to 3:30PM at the Warner Farm field.

Hopefully the black flies won’t be out yet, and maybe the June launch will see the tail end of them.

The poll on  moving the launch window to the AM hours was not strongly in favor one way or the other, so we decided to keep the time the same.

See you all on May 6th!

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Launch Season 2017: We need your input!

Fellow Rocketeers,

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!

Cheers, Mike

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Cool Video….

…. from our last launch

NOT!!!!!  🙂

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WE ARE GO FOR (FINAL 2016) LAUNCH (Noon to 2:30PM)

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).

See you there!

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FINAL 2016 Launch: November 5th – Noon to 2:30PM

Fellow Rocketeers,

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).]

Cheers, Mike

 

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GO FOR LAUNCH on SATURDAY (Oct 15) at BEECH HILL FARM

We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday, October 15th from 1 to 3:30PM. Please note the launch site is BEECH HILL FARM in Hopkington. Weather looks amazing! Temps mid 50’s, sunny skies, winds about 5mph…

Please take the poll (below) so we can get a head count. Thanks!

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Oct 15th launch: New (and TASTY!) Launch Site

Great News! We are moving the October launch (scheduled for the 15th) to a new location: Beech Hill Farm in Hopkington, NH. We are doing this to accommodate a 4-H club that wishes to participate.
And… they serve ICE CREAM!!!!  MMMMmmmmm…… And many other attractions can be found around the farm.
The address is 107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkington, NH. Same hours: 1 to 3:30PM.
So start designing your up-side-down ice cream cone rockets, and plan to join us for the special launch in Hopkington on the 15th.
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