The farm got fairly significant rain on Friday night. Please, Drive down the sides of the runway SLOWLY and be aware we might have to have you park near the house and walk down... but hey, you're car will be near the porta-jon....
Be safe and have fun!
When : Sat and Sun, 17 – 18 December.
Where : The Williams Farm. See Web Site for directions if you are new.
Set Up : 0930.
Launch Start : As soon as set-up is complete.
Launch ends : 5:00 PM so we have some light to close up by.
Check the Web Site for any possible Weather changes.
If we get a lot of rain late Friday into Sat morning, it may cause a problem with the field.
(Note from Doc R.: Please remember that Brad will be attending a family funeral service, so keep your thoughts with him & his family. Also, I will be on a job so I won't be with you all either. Be Safe & have a great holiday... I hope to fly again on the first.)
Ken Allen, Performance Hobbies is expected to be there weather permitting.
Remember that this is a working farm and it is December, so dress accordingly, warm sturdy shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take a layer off when its warm, and add a layer when it gets cool.
When the sun is shining it is like a solar collector out there in the open field so it can be 10 degrees warmer when the sun is clear than in the city.
I will have the ever popular fie pit out to keep your hands warm.
We always want to thank those who have provided us with photos of our launches in the past.
WE Still Want More.
Any pictures you have taken from this or from a recent launch that you would like to get posted on the web site for our embarrassment and your entertainment, just contact Doc Russell at rocketrycarolina at gmail dot com, or as some have done, pass it on a disk or flash drive. We can always get it back to you.
We are continuing with our Range Safety standards by making specific assignments of a :
RSO=, Range Safety Officer to pre-inspect rockets before flights.
LCO=, Launch Control Officer to check range conditions and control the launch’s in a timely and efficient manner.
So far this has worked fine with little to no effect on launch flow.
Check both the WEB site and at the launch’s for info on volunteering for RSO (Cert Lv-2 required) and LCO (Cert Lv-1 preferred, but any responsible and experienced adult can apply).
It’s great for anybody who isn’t flying that day but wants to take part anyway.
And it’s fun to push the little red button.
“KIDS” ROCKET RAFFLE.
We will continue our Rocket Raffle for the kids with a selection of about 17 Prebuilt, painted and ready to fly rockets to choose from.
The kid’s tickets are 50 cents each and we will keep it going over all the launches till they are all given away. Each rocket comes with a “A” or “B” engine with plug and wadding.
Yes, parents can buy tickets and select rockets for their kids.
Hope to see you on the pads and remember to keep those exhaust nozzles clear.
Roy, ROCC Sec.