March 2014 Launch Report

Well what an exciting launch we had today with a number of big rockets and fantastic crowd turn out.

It was great to see some guests from both interstate and overseas with some friends coming from as far as the UK. The highlight of the day was seeing the 6” Talon fly again, this time on a L3200.

There were many other great flights too and a lot of new faces both flying and learning about this great sport. In total 24 rockets were launched including: 6xC, 9xD, 1xF, 3xG, 1xH, 3xJ, 1xL.

Unfortunately we had an incident with a grass fire. Some wind picked up when it started and pushed the fire rapidly past our cleared launch area. We were quite amazed how even the cleared area was affected. Thanks to everyone who helped manage the situation. The QRS Committee is working on an incident report as per our safety management system and will be reviewing the existing fire mitigation processes.

We can’t forget the sausage sizzle, which was a great success as always. We were also able to raise some funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. Special thanks to all of the volunteers who worked on the gate, bbq, setup/packup and other roles throughout the day.