20 June 2010 Launch Report

My stay was even further limited by wife being hospitalized on Friday and after nearly 2 day's finally diagnosed that the appendix has to come out. During this time she was in severe pain with morphine given to her in regular bases. So, while I was at launch with Montana, she was operated on. Thank's guys for all your caring thoughts and she is all ok.

I got to see few great flights before I left and congrats indeed to Damian for his L1 and Alex had a great flight also. 

Nice to see Robert back, welcome mate.  

I had a change to talk to few new people and one is a definite new member. 

As I headed out, earlier than I have ever done before, I looked back from the hill down towards the launch area and even though this was "members only launch" thus not advertised, it was so good to see the amount of cars there. Must have been around 100 people easily.

11 July 2010 Launch Report


The crowd started to build up slowly at first then more and more. Most likely the largest crowd this year so far at around 400+ people. They got so see around 60 rockets being launched of all shapes and sizes.

Congratulations to Wayne for doing a great launch for his L2 with Raptor using J350 power. He then decided to follow it up with another J powered flight which went perfect as well. Well done. 

Blake's and Alex's combined overnight creation which was a tube rocket did a great flight amongst so many others !!

Big thank's to Brian and Len for the duties performed and to all who helped to pack up after the event. I was real happy to see many young people coming to offer help, that's fantastic.