April 8th Mill Springs Launch Report

The April Mill Springs Launch event had a great turnout with thirty-nine participants launching a total of 144 rockets in to blue skies with a few wispy Cirrus clouds.  It was picture perfect day of sun, mild temperatures and light to sometimes moderate winds at field level and light upper level winds.  Rockets were launched at a steady pace throughout the afternoon providing lots of action and an excellent variety of rockets, saucers, and spools.

Steve Bellio and Glenn Harper gave the spectators great mid-power excitement with Glenn’s Mirage on a G74-6W and Steve’s LOC EZI-65 powered by a G77-4R plus the 9” Pyramid of Doom on a F27-4R.  We also got to see Jim Cain having great success with his Semroc Mars Lander on a C6-5 and Jacob Schwartz ‘s flight on his Estes Shuttle Express on a C6-3 with twin gliders that perform very well as did his Estes STM-012 flown with a E9-4 on one of its three flights.  Roy Green flew his Quest DC-Y Space Clipper on a C6-3 and Matthew Huggins successfully flew his Estes Mammoth for the first time on a F15-6 with awesome results, reloaded and sent it up again.

Coyote Rocketry gave away an Estes Nike Smoke and an Estes Nike X by drawing names from the flight cards.  It was a very good turnout and a great day to enjoy rocketry.  View photos from the event

Motor Ignition Counts:
1/2A – 2
A – 30
B – 32
C – 59
D – 17
E – 8
F – 3
G – 3