April 22nd Dawsonville Launch Report

Amazing.  The April 22nd SoAR Launch Event at Dawsonville celebrating the club’s 20 years had fifty-five participants launching 157 rockets at a steady pace throughout the entire day.  Gusting winds were a constant challenge, but that did not matter to those eager to load their rockets on the launch pads.  Atlanta Classical Academy brought an excited group of young rocketeers with scores of Apogee Payloaders going up on B6-4s and a few more advanced Madcow Little John rockets blasting skyward on G77-4s.  Kevin Reichert pulled off an amazing feat by launching an Estes Comanche on stages D12-0, C6-0, C6-7 and making recovery after a long walk.

Spectacular.  For the birthday celebration for Herb Belins, the field owner, we had all attendees sing a happy birthday wish to Herb and then all eyes were on Kevin Scholberg’s 33 cones launching all at once on A8-3s, B6-4s, and C6-5s for an impressive and colorful volley.  Keith Frasier of Coyote Rocketry provided an amazing BBQ lunch for the entire group that included truly awesome pork BBQ, hamburgers, side portions and even a giant birthday cookie for everyone’s sweet tooth.

Incredible.  The generosity of Keith Frasier was also apparent in the many rocket kits that were donated for raffling off throughout the day to many excited winners young and old (or umm… less young).  Special thanks also go out to all of those who helped take down the field launch equipment at the end of the day.  It was a very successful launch event and a wonderful way to celebrate SoAR’s 20th Anniversary.  Event Photos by Kevin Boyd

Motor Ignition Counts:
1/2A – 2
A – 21
B – 55
C – 34
D – 14
E – 18
F – 5
G – 12