What a DAY!
Wonderful day, great crowd, terrific weather... seeing old friends and new ones, gosh, thanks to all who came out for a great launch!
Update... 1-2-15... Jessica Frahm (the sheekgeek!) has posted a bunch of great photos on her Flickr stream... it's located HERE ... Check 'em out, and thanks Jessica!
Our pre-Christmas launch has come and gone, and hopefully you'll all find rocket goodies from Santa come Christmas morning, or before the last day of Chanukah, or what ever festival you prescribe to! Roy's report on the goings-on is below, hit the link to read all about it!! Added Christmas Bonus... New videos from Chuck Bracey in the YouTube feed... Enjoy! See you on the First!
When : Saturday, 12/20 & Sunday, 12/21/2014.
Where : The Williams Farm. See Web Site for directions if you are new.
Set Up : Volunteers show up at 9:30 am to help setup.
Launch Start : As soon as set-up is complete.
Launch Ends : Approximately 4:30 PM so we have some light to close up by. It will be getting darker sooner now.
ALLWAYS, Check the Web Site for any possible last minute changes.
Ken Allen, Performance Hobbies. Will be onsite both Saturday and Sunday.
Jason Pettler is the new food service provider. Food Service schedule will be as follows:
The grill will be open from 12:30 to 1:45 Saturday and Sunday
add chips and a drink for $1
Remember that this is a working farm and it is the winter season. Dress accordingly, sturdy, warm shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes.
When the sun is shining at the farm it is like a solar collector out there with the open field so it can be 10 degrees warmer when the sun is clear than in the city.
Anyone who runs a Grill or Fire-Pit is responsible to have a separate fire extinguishing system of their own on hand at your site.
We have acquired a number of small, medium and larger Low Power rockets that we will be Raffling off at almost every launch. The funds will go to the club to boost our treasury.
Pictures. WE Want More.
Any pictures you take from any recent or upcoming 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. (Remember to make the appropriate substitutions... we don't like spam bots!) 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/ LCO = Range Safety Officer to pre-inspect rockets before flights combined with the 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 for info on volunteering.
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.
ROCC Club 2015 Memberships.
Memberships run Jan to Jan with the drive starting in Oct for the new coming year.
On Site : See our Membership Officer Jason Pettler.
For MAIL-INS : See the web site for downloadable membership forms and e-mail address.
Memberships go to the club treasury to cover the NAR and Tripoli Assoc. Fees and Insurance, and also cover the costs of maintaining launch equipment and supplies.
ROCC Rocket Club “T” Shirts.
Any $20 membership includes a colored club T-shirt. (individual prices posted at the launch) We went through the Grey shirts, the Tye-Dyes and now we have assorted solid color shirts. Due to last summer’s ill-regular season, any “I.O.U.’s” for “T”’s, See Jason or myself.
Club Officer Elections will be held during a brief meeting on Saturday.