2007 Youth Aerospace Forum

On the evening of July 2, Peter Scott and Petar Nikolic made a presentation on behalf of the Qld Rocketry Society to 50 year 11 and 12 students attending the 2007 Qld Youth Aerospace Forum at The University of Queensland.  

The students came from all parts of the state including Townsville, Goondiwindi, Gympie as well as locally. Some also came from Northern NSW. 

A number of different sized rockets were shown. The mechanics of how rockets are fired and recovered was discussed. Many questions were asked by the students showing a keen interest in rocketry. All were invited to come along to one of our meets. Pamphlets with the club’s details were handed out.   

It was suggested that those students who weren’t local, might like to form a chapter of the Qld Rocketry Society in their home towns. Help was offered for those students interested. 

This forum was a great avenue for getting the word out about the enjoyment of rocketry as a hobby. We look forward to next year’s forum.

Presidents Report 01 July 2007

The launch this morning went nicely. The wind died off enough for us to fly which was great, although it did pick up at times causing holds. This was my first trip to the new launch site, and I was blown away by the possibilities.

We should be able to fly into the low H class with no problems by the looks of it once the waiver is through and our permits are issued to handle the larger motors.

Many new rockets were launched for thier maiden flights, and a few new faces showed which was good to see. Again, the 400' ceiling was no obstacle to fun and many good flights followed. Quite naturally, we all ended the day in a big circle talking rockets and having a great time.

Thanx everyone for a great day!