At each SoAR launch there is usually a bucket (white, about 12″ diameter), whose location on the field is chosen at random, that is designated as Dale Windsor’s Bucket O’Rockets. Land any part of your rocket in that bucket (after a safe flight and recovery!) and you’ll win a jackpot of rocket kits. If no one gets in the bucket at a launch, the prizes will roll over to the next launch, and another prize will (seldomly!) be added!
In the eight+ years that we’ve been doing this, only a couple of rockets have come close: a young girl landed her rocket about four feet away three years ago, and a few weeks later, David Klinkman’s rocket draped its shock cord across the bucket, but after consultations it was determined that it didn’t count. You have to get a piece of the rocket physically into the bucket. Dropped stages count; dropped motors do not.
The current list of prizes (as of December 21, 2014):
- Roachwerks Saturn IB kit (limited edition)
- Estes SpaceShipOne
- ASP WAC Corporal
- Estes Scissor-Wing Transport (the latest re-issue)
- FlisKits Drake!