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Re: John Berkey

John Ulizzi
 

Sad news indeed. I agree with every sentiment here. He was a great guy. 

John U




On Apr 15, 2021, at 7:24 PM, Mandy Walden <mwalden@...> wrote:


True. And agree with Gary, the picnic was great! Thanks for sharing, Wolf. John will be missed. 
-Mandy and Nico

On Apr 15, 2021, at 6:03 PM, Tom Augustyn via groups.io <taugy@...> wrote:


Way too young for this day and age. RIP.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Berger via groups.io <wjberger11@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io>; Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>; main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 5:53 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] John Berkey

John was a great man. He had plans for a club trip to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patt with a side trip to E-Rockets that was delayed by Covid. Now I won't be able to see either of those entities without thinking of John. 

He will surely be missed at launches.

Bill Berger


On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski
<astronwolf@...> wrote:
I just learned that John Berkey died in February.  John was always a welcome sight at our launches.  I remember his imaginative scratch builds, especially the John Deere rocket he was fond of.  He'd always bring his grandson, Derek, who loved to launch and recover the rockets that he prepped.  He had more talents than I even knew about judging from his obituary.   I will miss him.

https://www.aublefuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-E-Berkey?obId=19936856


Re: John Berkey

Mandy Walden
 

True. And agree with Gary, the picnic was great! Thanks for sharing, Wolf. John will be missed. 
-Mandy and Nico

On Apr 15, 2021, at 6:03 PM, Tom Augustyn via groups.io <taugy@...> wrote:


Way too young for this day and age. RIP.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Berger via groups.io <wjberger11@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io>; Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>; main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 5:53 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] John Berkey

John was a great man. He had plans for a club trip to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patt with a side trip to E-Rockets that was delayed by Covid. Now I won't be able to see either of those entities without thinking of John. 

He will surely be missed at launches.

Bill Berger


On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski
<astronwolf@...> wrote:
I just learned that John Berkey died in February.  John was always a welcome sight at our launches.  I remember his imaginative scratch builds, especially the John Deere rocket he was fond of.  He'd always bring his grandson, Derek, who loved to launch and recover the rockets that he prepped.  He had more talents than I even knew about judging from his obituary.   I will miss him.

https://www.aublefuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-E-Berkey?obId=19936856


Re: John Berkey

Tom Augustyn
 

Way too young for this day and age. RIP.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Berger via groups.io <wjberger11@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io>; Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>; main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Apr 15, 2021 5:53 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] John Berkey

John was a great man. He had plans for a club trip to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patt with a side trip to E-Rockets that was delayed by Covid. Now I won't be able to see either of those entities without thinking of John. 

He will surely be missed at launches.

Bill Berger


On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski
<astronwolf@...> wrote:
I just learned that John Berkey died in February.  John was always a welcome sight at our launches.  I remember his imaginative scratch builds, especially the John Deere rocket he was fond of.  He'd always bring his grandson, Derek, who loved to launch and recover the rockets that he prepped.  He had more talents than I even knew about judging from his obituary.   I will miss him.

https://www.aublefuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-E-Berkey?obId=19936856


Re: John Berkey

Gary Stricker
 

That’s sad news. He was always a friendly face and good guy to talk to about rockets. He did a great job with the picnic launch a few years ago. He will be missed.


On Apr 15, 2021, at 5:53 PM, Bill Berger via groups.io <wjberger11@...> wrote:

John was a great man. He had plans for a club trip to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patt with a side trip to E-Rockets that was delayed by Covid. Now I won't be able to see either of those entities without thinking of John. 

He will surely be missed at launches.

Bill Berger


On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski
<astronwolf@...> wrote:
I just learned that John Berkey died in February.  John was always a welcome sight at our launches.  I remember his imaginative scratch builds, especially the John Deere rocket he was fond of.  He'd always bring his grandson, Derek, who loved to launch and recover the rockets that he prepped.  He had more talents than I even knew about judging from his obituary.   I will miss him.

https://www.aublefuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-E-Berkey?obId=19936856


Re: John Berkey

Bill Berger
 

John was a great man. He had plans for a club trip to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patt with a side trip to E-Rockets that was delayed by Covid. Now I won't be able to see either of those entities without thinking of John. 

He will surely be missed at launches.

Bill Berger


On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:45 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski
<astronwolf@...> wrote:
I just learned that John Berkey died in February.  John was always a welcome sight at our launches.  I remember his imaginative scratch builds, especially the John Deere rocket he was fond of.  He'd always bring his grandson, Derek, who loved to launch and recover the rockets that he prepped.  He had more talents than I even knew about judging from his obituary.   I will miss him.

https://www.aublefuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-E-Berkey?obId=19936856


John Berkey

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I just learned that John Berkey died in February.  John was always a welcome sight at our launches.  I remember his imaginative scratch builds, especially the John Deere rocket he was fond of.  He'd always bring his grandson, Derek, who loved to launch and recover the rockets that he prepped.  He had more talents than I even knew about judging from his obituary.   I will miss him.

https://www.aublefuneralhome.com/obituaries/John-E-Berkey?obId=19936856


Re: MTMA Status

Mandy Walden
 

Glad to hear everyone is on the mend, Mike! That's quite a lot to go through. See you in the summer!


From: main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io> on behalf of M Schevey via groups.io <Tractionengines@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:11 AM
To: main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Status
 
Ollie and I did the BYOG launches a few of the available weekends over winter. It was usually only 3-5 rockets till fingers were cold and we would leave after 30-90 minutes.

Then my wife had neck surgery in February followed by our youngest getting Covid the following week. So she went to a hotel for a month, as I was in isolation with with the kids. THANKFULLY, Kris's neck is much improved, the cases of Covid were mild, not everyone got it, and we are all out the other side, but it's been crazy for last 8-10 weeks.

We did build a bunch of new rockets during lockdown/isolation, some still need paint. Really looking forward to getting caught up, that we can get back to lunching on our designated weekends. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE SOON.

Mike

We have been launching as a byog. Not sure when all the clubs loose ends will be finalized, but until then we can launch on the second and fourth weekend of the month as a byog. The next launch is April 24 weather permitting.



On April 11, 2021, at 5:35 PM, Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:


-------- Original message --------
From: "Gary Stricker via groups.io" <keystric@...>
Date: 4/11/21 6:15 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "main@MTMA groups. io" <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Status

Fantastic! My boys have been wanting to come launch. We are members of NAR and designate the local club. So guess that’s as good as it gets for right now. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:28 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:


The park is still available. I am the president of the Flying Aces and our members are inquiring to me about the MTMA. I do not like having to answer "I don't know."

Members can bring your own gear on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. But if there is nowhere to pay dues, who is a member?

The grass is short still, and we have enlarged the rocket field are to an 80 foot circle, and we rolled the furoughs down a bit. 

Bob

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 5:16 PM Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:
I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


locked 2021 MTMA Membership Application

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Save the attached membership form on your computer, fill it out, save it, and email it to:

president@...

After we get your form you will receive instructions how you can pay your 2021 MTMA dues via PayPal.  Anyone wishing to opt out of the PayPal process can do so in writing when you email the form.  We'll make other arrangements, but your membership privileges may be delayed and you may experience some inconvenience.

This is a first-time effort doing this way.  If there are technical issues, as there usually are, we will work through them.  This form may not be compatible with your mobile device, and if it isn't, get thee to your laptop or workstation and use that.
Regards,
-Wolf
MTMA President


Re: MTMA Status

M Schevey
 

Ollie and I did the BYOG launches a few of the available weekends over winter. It was usually only 3-5 rockets till fingers were cold and we would leave after 30-90 minutes.

Then my wife had neck surgery in February followed by our youngest getting Covid the following week. So she went to a hotel for a month, as I was in isolation with with the kids. THANKFULLY, Kris's neck is much improved, the cases of Covid were mild, not everyone got it, and we are all out the other side, but it's been crazy for last 8-10 weeks.

We did build a bunch of new rockets during lockdown/isolation, some still need paint. Really looking forward to getting caught up, that we can get back to lunching on our designated weekends. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE SOON.

Mike

We have been launching as a byog. Not sure when all the clubs loose ends will be finalized, but until then we can launch on the second and fourth weekend of the month as a byog. The next launch is April 24 weather permitting.



On April 11, 2021, at 5:35 PM, Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:


-------- Original message --------
From: "Gary Stricker via groups.io" <keystric@...>
Date: 4/11/21 6:15 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "main@MTMA groups. io" <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Status

Fantastic! My boys have been wanting to come launch. We are members of NAR and designate the local club. So guess that’s as good as it gets for right now. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:28 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:


The park is still available. I am the president of the Flying Aces and our members are inquiring to me about the MTMA. I do not like having to answer "I don't know."

Members can bring your own gear on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. But if there is nowhere to pay dues, who is a member?

The grass is short still, and we have enlarged the rocket field are to an 80 foot circle, and we rolled the furoughs down a bit. 

Bob

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 5:16 PM Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:
I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


Re: MTMA Status

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I felt I had to be AWOL.  Please forgive me.  MTMA is definitely still a thing, and I am catching up with neglected business and email.

Quick updates:
  • The next launch is April 24 at Harmon and is going to be a BYOG launch.
  • Gary Stricker has agreed to help organize and maintain our launch capabilities at Harmon.
  • No dates at Barber Field have been set.
  • Mark Recktenwald set up a PayPal method for easily paying dues.  Details to follow tonight or tomorrow by Wednesday, April 14.
  • I acknowledge that the meeting minutes for our last business meeting were not posted as has been usual these past few years.

-W


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 4:49 PM Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:
MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


Re: MTMA Status

Tom Augustyn
 

Thanks for the update on field conditions


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...>
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Apr 11, 2021 5:28 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Status

The park is still available. I am the president of the Flying Aces and our members are inquiring to me about the MTMA. I do not like having to answer "I don't know."

Members can bring your own gear on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. But if there is nowhere to pay dues, who is a member?

The grass is short still, and we have enlarged the rocket field are to an 80 foot circle, and we rolled the furoughs down a bit. 

Bob

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 5:16 PM Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:
I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


Re: MTMA Status

Gary Stricker
 

We have been launching as a byog on the second and fourth weekend of the month. Not sure when all the clubs loose ends will be finalized but until then we can do a byog. The next launch will be April 24 weather permitting.


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:35 PM, Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:

Fantastic! My boys have been wanting to come launch. We are members of NAR and designate the local club. So guess that’s as good as it gets for right now. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:28 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:


The park is still available. I am the president of the Flying Aces and our members are inquiring to me about the MTMA. I do not like having to answer "I don't know."

Members can bring your own gear on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. But if there is nowhere to pay dues, who is a member?

The grass is short still, and we have enlarged the rocket field are to an 80 foot circle, and we rolled the furoughs down a bit. 

Bob

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 5:16 PM Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:
I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


Re: MTMA Status

Gary Stricker
 

We have been launching as a byog. Not sure when all the clubs loose ends will be finalized, but until then we can launch on the second and fourth weekend of the month as a byog. The next launch is April 24 weather permitting.



On April 11, 2021, at 5:35 PM, Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:


Fantastic! My boys have been wanting to come launch. We are members of NAR and designate the local club. So guess that’s as good as it gets for right now. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:28 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:


The park is still available. I am the president of the Flying Aces and our members are inquiring to me about the MTMA. I do not like having to answer "I don't know."

Members can bring your own gear on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. But if there is nowhere to pay dues, who is a member?

The grass is short still, and we have enlarged the rocket field are to an 80 foot circle, and we rolled the furoughs down a bit. 

Bob

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 5:16 PM Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:
I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


Re: MTMA Status

Jennifer Davis
 

Fantastic! My boys have been wanting to come launch. We are members of NAR and designate the local club. So guess that’s as good as it gets for right now. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:28 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:


The park is still available. I am the president of the Flying Aces and our members are inquiring to me about the MTMA. I do not like having to answer "I don't know."

Members can bring your own gear on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. But if there is nowhere to pay dues, who is a member?

The grass is short still, and we have enlarged the rocket field are to an 80 foot circle, and we rolled the furoughs down a bit. 

Bob

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 5:16 PM Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:
I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


Re: MTMA Status

Bob Ferrante
 

The park is still available. I am the president of the Flying Aces and our members are inquiring to me about the MTMA. I do not like having to answer "I don't know."

Members can bring your own gear on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. But if there is nowhere to pay dues, who is a member?

The grass is short still, and we have enlarged the rocket field are to an 80 foot circle, and we rolled the furoughs down a bit. 

Bob

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 5:16 PM Jennifer Davis <jhercik@...> wrote:
I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


Re: MTMA Status

Jennifer Davis
 

I think a few of us have inquired but no one has heard (that I’m aware). I hope things can get going soon. Or if the Aurora park is still available, maybe we can meet there. 


On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:49 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


MTMA Status

Bob Ferrante
 

MTMA activity has slowed. Is the club still flying? There have been no launch announcments. There has been no news about paying dues. I hope everything is OK.


moderated Recent news?

Daniel Angyal
 

Has there been any recent news about MTMA recently.?

Dan


moderated Re: My Movie

Tom Augustyn
 

Yup! Hope all had a nice Thanksgiving!


-----Original Message-----
From: Mandy Walden <mwalden@...>
To: Gary Stricker via groups. io <keystric@...>
Cc: main@mtma.groups.io <main@mtma.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Nov 27, 2020 9:34 am
Subject: Re: [MTMA] My Movie

Cool movie! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

> On Nov 26, 2020, at 8:28 PM, Gary Stricker via groups.io <keystric=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
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> A video from a recent Barber airport launch
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moderated Re: My Movie

Mandy Walden
 

Cool movie! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

On Nov 26, 2020, at 8:28 PM, Gary Stricker via groups.io <keystric=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

A video from a recent Barber airport launch




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