The most popular flights of the day belong to Shane's 7 foot long inflatable rocket called The Dude.
When people weren't watching rockets or talking about rockets they were taking advantage of the on-site catering. The sausage sizzle was sold-out around 10:00am and the hot beverages supplied by Coffee Angels were a hit too.
We had another fantastic crowd of more than 350 spectators. This was largely due to the fabulous publicity generated by a number of local newspapers (i.e. Courier Mail, Brisbane Times and Jimboomba Times). The QRS would like to thanks them for their generous support.
The QRS had one new member sign-up on the day. A couple of other people expressed interest in joining too. Hobby One, at Mount Gravatt, reported a dramatic increase in rocketry sales around the time of the launch. So we are very likely to see a few new people at launch days in 2009.
The QRS committee would like to thank the many, many members and their family and friends, who volunteers and made the day such a success. This included setting up the range on Saturday, handing-out flyers, selling raffle tickets, cooking up a storm on the BBQ, range safety duties, talking to public or even just launching rockets.
The next big public launch day is scheduled for Sunday 8th March 2009. We hope to see you then!