BlueSkies 3
June 26, 2004

Well You can't ask for much better weather than we had for Blueskies 3. Upper 70's to low 80's a very light (<5<10) winds all day and virtually no clouds. I want to personally thank everybody who showed up as I know if costs real money and time to drive here and I do appreciate it: the Stevens Brothers , Albert and Dennis from Louisville, Greg and Jesse from Cave City and Bowling Green, David From extreme Western Ky and all the little kids that they brought with them... We even had a couple adults (Bryan and Bradley(?)) from the Mt. Washington area show up they were interested in HPR so maybe they will be joining us soon.... We started launching around 11am to approx 430Pm when members of the local AMA club showed up to fly their RC airplanes. We launched from the tail end and off to the side of the AMA"s clubs 500x50 mowed grass runway. In all we had 50+ flights total...of that the impulse breakdown goes like this:


One of the highlights of this launch was Dennis Steven's attempt to simu-launch 6 Estes alphas out of a very large alpha launch pad..... The majority of it worked although he had the bad luck of being the only person to lost a rocket at this meet and we searched everywhere for it. One of the problems was that vast majority of the field had not had its grass mowed yet so it was almost waist high.... Bobby McKnight has several excellent launches of his Apogee Upscale Texas Twister which put in a number of beautiful helicopter type flights on B and C engines... Terry (yours truly) spent the day launching his Manta BG and trying to get it to glide..... which it sorta did.... Some of the rockets that were launched included: Executioners, Sumo, Texas Twister, Outlander, Shuttle express, Tri-fo, Skywinder, Baby Bertha, V2's,  Crusie Missile, Aurora, Big Daddy, etc.. All in All it was great weather, and a great day of model and mid power model rocketry....

Our next BlueSkies launch is due for very late July.....

Great Launch guys and gals and kiddies.....