All rockets launched safely deployed and were all recovered.
Derek Deville offers a great Ted Talk presentation on the hobby of rocketry that others may find informative:
Congratulations to Vernon with his level 2 certification flight and to Louis on his Level 3 certification flight.
The weather cooperated this weekend and several people attended and had great flights.
Hopefully we will have more good weather in the months to come.
Well, the day was clear and we had great participation with the hopes of at least one level 3 launch, maybe one or two level 2 launches, and several level 1 flights. The FAA waiver for up to 14k was in place.
Unfortunately, the winds were not cooperating and all that were in attendance and drove quite some distances were disappointed. It is understandable.
When there was a slight lull, five rockets made a successful flight and recovery.
Then then the surface winds continued to stay constant at the above 20 mph safe limit.
The RSO must have clear and convincing evidence that the following constraints are not violated.
1. Do not launch if ground level winds exceed 20 mph.
2. Do not launch if the planned flight path will carry the vehicle through any clouds
3. Do not launch if any type of lightning is detected within 10 miles of the launch site
GOOD SENSE RULE: Even when constraints are not violated, if any other hazardous weather conditions exist, the RSO may hold at any time based on the instability of the weather.
We do hope for better weather for the April weekend.
Virtual NARCON 2021 was AWESOME 👌
Here is a link with presentation highlights:
Sorry to announce that the Clubs end of the year launch in Parkdale has to be canceled.
I am looking forward to a better 2021.
If you are an active NAR member, please make sure to register for the virtual NARCON 2021 event:
It was really an impressive test. I am sure they will get it working as designed soon:
Here is the link for the NARCON 2020 presentations that you may find informative:
Here is the archive web link for the NARCON 2019 presentations: