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moderated Re: Updated Event: MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Saturday, 13 June 2020 #cal-invite

Tom Augustyn
 

When will the next launch be held in Alliance?


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Subject: [MTMA] Updated Event: MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Saturday, 13 June 2020 #cal-invite

MTMA Model Rocket Launch
When:
Saturday, 13 June 2020
10:00am to 7:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York
Where:
http://maps.google.com/?q=Harmon%20Flying%20Field%2c%20619%20Bartlett%20Rd%2c%20Aurora%2c%20OH%2044202
Organizer: MTMA
Description:
This our monthly model rocket launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures.  This is not an HPR launch.

Anyone is invited to attend.  Non-MTMA members are limited to 10 N-s impulse maximum (C motor), no staging, and no clusters.

In the event of poor flying conditions on Saturday, we might reschedule for Sunday. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

Please arrive on time. We fly until 7:00 pm, or until everyone has had enough and goes home. If you arrive later in the day, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.

Please park in the main parking lot.  Do not drive out into the field.

Please stay off of the model airplane runway that is close to the parking lot.

moderated Updated Event: MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Saturday, 13 June 2020 #cal-invite

main@MTMA.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When:
Saturday, 13 June 2020
10:00am to 7:00pm
(UTC-04:00) America/New York

Where:
http://maps.google.com/?q=Harmon%20Flying%20Field%2c%20619%20Bartlett%20Rd%2c%20Aurora%2c%20OH%2044202

Organizer: MTMA

Description:
This our monthly model rocket launch to be conducted in accordance with the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code ( http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ ) and MTMA launch procedures.  This is not an HPR launch.

Anyone is invited to attend.  Non-MTMA members are limited to 10 N-s impulse maximum (C motor), no staging, and no clusters.

In the event of poor flying conditions on Saturday, we might reschedule for Sunday. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

Please arrive on time. We fly until 7:00 pm, or until everyone has had enough and goes home. If you arrive later in the day, you may find that we have already flown and packed up.

Please park in the main parking lot.  Do not drive out into the field.

Please stay off of the model airplane runway that is close to the parking lot.

moderated Re: Just found your group. Any plans to resume launches?

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Tom Augustyn asked:  So if I pay the annual $20 membership fee I'll be back on the regular scheduled launch day email list?

Hi Tom - You are already on the regular public launch email list.  But you are not a member, so you are not on the private members email list.  If you want to join MTMA and get full privileges, you must be an NAR member and pay $25.  Please review the "membership email" that was sent out to the public-side of the group on March 13.
-W

moderated Re: Just found your group. Any plans to resume launches?

Tom Augustyn
 

So if I pay the annual $20 membership fee I'll be back on the regular scheduled launch day email list?

By the way, hope you've been well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: main@MTMA.groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] Just found your group. Any plans to resume launches?

We did have a members-only launch, which are not open to the public.

moderated Re: Just found your group. Any plans to resume launches?

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

We did have a members-only launch, which are not open to the public.

moderated Re: Just found your group. Any plans to resume launches?

John Ulizzi
 

Hi Mike,

We just had a launch this past Saturday the 24th. Both our webpage and Facebook page should have specifics on our launches but generally they are the second and fourth Saturdays of the Month, with Sunday being the rain date. Our “home field” is Harmon Field in Aurora, and we just started flying alternately at another field in Alliance which has more space but I personally have not yet seen. Stay tuned for more. If you cannot find our locations, times, etc just ask here and one of us will help you. We will be happy to see you and your kids at our next launch !

John Ulizzi
Vice President
MTMA


On May 25, 2020, at 10:50 PM, tractionengines <Tractionengines@...> wrote:


We would like to know if you are having any launches? The social distancing restrictions are being eased, and my kids and I have cabin fever. 

Mike

moderated Re: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Tom Augustyn - it was a members-only launch, and most of the traffic about the launch was made on the members' subgroup.
-W

moderated Just found your group. Any plans to resume launches?

M Schevey
 

We would like to know if you are having any launches? The social distancing restrictions are being eased, and my kids and I have cabin fever. 

Mike

moderated Re: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit

Tom Augustyn
 

MTMA group launch I assume. Strange I didn't receive an email about the group launched as I have in the past.

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail




On Monday, May 25, 2020 Jon Goldsby <main@MTMA.groups.io> wrote:

At yesterday  launch May 24,2020

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 4:56 PM Tom Augustyn via groups.io <taugy=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
What was the launch date?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
To: MTMA@groups.io Group Moderators <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Subject: [MTMA] Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit
To: <jeffk813@...>


North coast rocket  Lance Delta with Aerotech G77 with 7 second delay. Jolly logic chute delay set to 300 feet. 10 grams of lead shot epoxied into the nose to separate cp and cg by 6 inches with the body frame at 2.7 inches in diameter. This was an exceptionally stable flight. Estimated altitude predicted by rocsim was 1500 feet

moderated Re: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit

Jon Goldsby
 

Thank you.  lots of good advice from club members!

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 5:57 PM John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:
Nice launch John !


On May 25, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:


At yesterday  launch May 24,2020

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 4:56 PM Tom Augustyn via groups.io <taugy=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
What was the launch date?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
To: MTMA@groups.io Group Moderators <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Subject: [MTMA] Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit
To: <jeffk813@...>


North coast rocket  Lance Delta with Aerotech G77 with 7 second delay. Jolly logic chute delay set to 300 feet. 10 grams of lead shot epoxied into the nose to separate cp and cg by 6 inches with the body frame at 2.7 inches in diameter. This was an exceptionally stable flight. Estimated altitude predicted by rocsim was 1500 feet

moderated Re: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit

John Ulizzi
 

Nice launch John !


On May 25, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:


At yesterday  launch May 24,2020

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 4:56 PM Tom Augustyn via groups.io <taugy=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
What was the launch date?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
To: MTMA@groups.io Group Moderators <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Subject: [MTMA] Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit
To: <jeffk813@...>


North coast rocket  Lance Delta with Aerotech G77 with 7 second delay. Jolly logic chute delay set to 300 feet. 10 grams of lead shot epoxied into the nose to separate cp and cg by 6 inches with the body frame at 2.7 inches in diameter. This was an exceptionally stable flight. Estimated altitude predicted by rocsim was 1500 feet

moderated Re: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit

Jon Goldsby
 

At yesterday  launch May 24,2020

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 4:56 PM Tom Augustyn via groups.io <taugy=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
What was the launch date?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
To: MTMA@groups.io Group Moderators <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Subject: [MTMA] Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit
To: <jeffk813@...>


North coast rocket  Lance Delta with Aerotech G77 with 7 second delay. Jolly logic chute delay set to 300 feet. 10 grams of lead shot epoxied into the nose to separate cp and cg by 6 inches with the body frame at 2.7 inches in diameter. This was an exceptionally stable flight. Estimated altitude predicted by rocsim was 1500 feet

moderated Re: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit

Tom Augustyn
 

What was the launch date?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
To: MTMA@groups.io Group Moderators <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Subject: [MTMA] Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit
To: <jeffk813@...>


North coast rocket  Lance Delta with Aerotech G77 with 7 second delay. Jolly logic chute delay set to 300 feet. 10 grams of lead shot epoxied into the nose to separate cp and cg by 6 inches with the body frame at 2.7 inches in diameter. This was an exceptionally stable flight. Estimated altitude predicted by rocsim was 1500 feet

moderated Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit

Jon Goldsby
 



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Launch report please post to the club site as you see fit
To: <jeffk813@...>


North coast rocket  Lance Delta with Aerotech G77 with 7 second delay. Jolly logic chute delay set to 300 feet. 10 grams of lead shot epoxied into the nose to separate cp and cg by 6 inches with the body frame at 2.7 inches in diameter. This was an exceptionally stable flight. Estimated altitude predicted by rocsim was 1500 feet

moderated Re: Bruce Levison

Francis Graham
 

Deep condolences and wishing warm memories of Bruce to son and friends. It is so tragic to lose a rocketeer, in this way.

Francis Graham


On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 07:00:43 PM EDT, Ben Levison via groups.io <multilaunch8@...> wrote:


Hello friends!

Thanks for all of the fond memories that you have sheared launching building and simulating rocket with me and my dad!

With great sadness, I wanted to confirm my dad Bruce Levison "handle: TeflonRocketry1" passed this morning due to complication from Covid-19

Model Rocketry was always one of my dads greatest passions and he was building up until the end.

I know he would be honored and humbled to know that he touched so many lives!

Sadly because of the current pandemic his funeral tomorrow will not be open to family or friends.

I miss flying and building with all of you!

Though, it is more difficult for me to get to launches since I moved to South Carolina for my job

Your friend and past MTMA member,

Ben Levison





On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12:55:23 PM EDT, Mark Recktenwald via groups.io <markrecktenwald@...> wrote:


Wow, this is a hard one to take. I could write a book about the times Bruce and I shared. His family and mine were part of the original group of families that met on Sunday, May 16, 1999, for the very first MTMA launch. (He missed the group photo at the end of the day as he was off tracking down a rocket with one of his sons.) When we got things back rolling again in the summer of 2005, Bruce was there. For a number of years, he and I took turns as club President. Bruce edited the first issue of our MTMA Flyer newsletter. His son Ben built our club's second rack launch system as an Eagle Scout project. Bruce edited and signed our current club bylaws. Bruce was a proponent of the ablative blast deflectors and Teflon recovery systems. Bruce and his family gave a lot of their time and energy to help bring other people to the hobby and assist them on the field. Bruce helped make this club what it has become.

Teflon Rocketry Man, you will be missed!

-- 
Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer


On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 10:48:03 AM EDT, CG <cg@...> wrote:

I guess there is no official word of the cause as or right now...but we do know that he came down with it a week or so ago...on top of other issues, and that additional news worried me greatly...
-CG

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:31 AM Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:
Very sad news indeed.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:26 AM CG <cg@...> wrote:
Got word that dear longtime member of MTMA, Bruce Levison, passed away this morning from complications due to COVID 19.

He has been battling a number of health issues in recent years as well.

He will be missed! 

:-(

-CG


--
Jeff Kodysz
President
Mantua Township Missile Agency
NAR Section #606

moderated Re: Bruce Levison

Ben Levison
 

Hello friends!

Thanks for all of the fond memories that you have sheared launching building and simulating rocket with me and my dad!

With great sadness, I wanted to confirm my dad Bruce Levison "handle: TeflonRocketry1" passed this morning due to complication from Covid-19

Model Rocketry was always one of my dads greatest passions and he was building up until the end.

I know he would be honored and humbled to know that he touched so many lives!

Sadly because of the current pandemic his funeral tomorrow will not be open to family or friends.

I miss flying and building with all of you!

Though, it is more difficult for me to get to launches since I moved to South Carolina for my job

Your friend and past MTMA member,

Ben Levison





On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12:55:23 PM EDT, Mark Recktenwald via groups.io <markrecktenwald@...> wrote:


Wow, this is a hard one to take. I could write a book about the times Bruce and I shared. His family and mine were part of the original group of families that met on Sunday, May 16, 1999, for the very first MTMA launch. (He missed the group photo at the end of the day as he was off tracking down a rocket with one of his sons.) When we got things back rolling again in the summer of 2005, Bruce was there. For a number of years, he and I took turns as club President. Bruce edited the first issue of our MTMA Flyer newsletter. His son Ben built our club's second rack launch system as an Eagle Scout project. Bruce edited and signed our current club bylaws. Bruce was a proponent of the ablative blast deflectors and Teflon recovery systems. Bruce and his family gave a lot of their time and energy to help bring other people to the hobby and assist them on the field. Bruce helped make this club what it has become.

Teflon Rocketry Man, you will be missed!

-- 
Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer


On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 10:48:03 AM EDT, CG <cg@...> wrote:

I guess there is no official word of the cause as or right now...but we do know that he came down with it a week or so ago...on top of other issues, and that additional news worried me greatly...
-CG

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:31 AM Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:
Very sad news indeed.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:26 AM CG <cg@...> wrote:
Got word that dear longtime member of MTMA, Bruce Levison, passed away this morning from complications due to COVID 19.

He has been battling a number of health issues in recent years as well.

He will be missed! 

:-(

-CG


--
Jeff Kodysz
President
Mantua Township Missile Agency
NAR Section #606

moderated Re: Bruce Levison

jenericrocketry
 

So sorry to hear.
My best memory is spending the day with him and Wolf making and launching water bottle rockets with youngsters at the festival at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora several years ago.
Great guy, great stories!
 
 
-Eric Hudnell

moderated Re: Bruce Levison

Mark Recktenwald
 

Wow, this is a hard one to take. I could write a book about the times Bruce and I shared. His family and mine were part of the original group of families that met on Sunday, May 16, 1999, for the very first MTMA launch. (He missed the group photo at the end of the day as he was off tracking down a rocket with one of his sons.) When we got things back rolling again in the summer of 2005, Bruce was there. For a number of years, he and I took turns as club President. Bruce edited the first issue of our MTMA Flyer newsletter. His son Ben built our club's second rack launch system as an Eagle Scout project. Bruce edited and signed our current club bylaws. Bruce was a proponent of the ablative blast deflectors and Teflon recovery systems. Bruce and his family gave a lot of their time and energy to help bring other people to the hobby and assist them on the field. Bruce helped make this club what it has become.

Teflon Rocketry Man, you will be missed!

-- 
Mark Recktenwald
MTMA Treasurer


On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 10:48:03 AM EDT, CG <cg@...> wrote:

I guess there is no official word of the cause as or right now...but we do know that he came down with it a week or so ago...on top of other issues, and that additional news worried me greatly...
-CG

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:31 AM Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:
Very sad news indeed.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:26 AM CG <cg@...> wrote:
Got word that dear longtime member of MTMA, Bruce Levison, passed away this morning from complications due to COVID 19.

He has been battling a number of health issues in recent years as well.

He will be missed! 

:-(

-CG


--
Jeff Kodysz
President
Mantua Township Missile Agency
NAR Section #606
_._,_._,_

moderated Re: [EXTERNAL] - Re: [MTMA] Bruce Levison

Farr, Warren III W.
 

Very sad news indeed. 


My memory of Bruce is discussing his many Rocksim designs. Bruce may have been the only person to successfully model a stable saucer. Bruce analyzed the turbulence occurring under the saucer and hypothesized that it should be considered a physical part of the rocket body. Bruce modeled turbulence as an inverted cone that had drag (lowering the CP) but no mass (no effect on CG). Bruce knew that saucers were stable, but wanted to know why. His mathematical explanation was impressive. The conversation was lively. And my understanding of rocket design was better for it.


Warren




From: main@MTMA.groups.io <main@MTMA.groups.io> on behalf of Jim Seibyl via groups.io <jseibyl@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:27 PM
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Subject: [EXTERNAL] - Re: [MTMA] Bruce Levison
 
I am deeply saddened by the news. Bruce helped me on my level one. I remember when I was building my motor it was 38 mill, and I had asked him to double check my O-rings. He said they were in the wrong place. I moved them to where he suggested, flew it and I had a KATO.  Luckily the damage was not bad.  I went back to the instructions and showed him that I was in fact correct with what I originally had.  I was able to cut a damaged section of my booster off, prep, load, and fly it again that day, this time with a perfect flight.  I was fortunate to have another load and case.  Bruce felt terrible about that and I used to needle him about it ever time I saw him after that.  It became our thing, the student showing up the master sort of thing.  But I did it out sheer respect for him and in a friendly way because he did so much to nurture my love of the hobby, he never knew it and I will never forget him.

God speed Bruce, May your winds be light and your skies be blue sir.

Gheem


“We need more boom.”

On Apr 7, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Michael Nowak <mikemnowak@...> wrote:

My heart is broken. 
When I was returning to the hobby and joined MTMA Bruce was helpful and supportive to me an my family. 
Praying for him and his family. 
He will truly be missed. 
As astra, Bruce. 

Mike Nowak

On Apr 7, 2020, at 10:27 AM, CG <cg@...> wrote:

Got word that dear longtime member of MTMA, Bruce Levison, passed away this morning from complications due to COVID 19.

He has been battling a number of health issues in recent years as well.

He will be missed! 

:-(

-CG

moderated Re: Bruce Levison

Jim Seibyl
 

I am deeply saddened by the news. Bruce helped me on my level one. I remember when I was building my motor it was 38 mill, and I had asked him to double check my O-rings. He said they were in the wrong place. I moved them to where he suggested, flew it and I had a KATO.  Luckily the damage was not bad.  I went back to the instructions and showed him that I was in fact correct with what I originally had.  I was able to cut a damaged section of my booster off, prep, load, and fly it again that day, this time with a perfect flight.  I was fortunate to have another load and case.  Bruce felt terrible about that and I used to needle him about it ever time I saw him after that.  It became our thing, the student showing up the master sort of thing.  But I did it out sheer respect for him and in a friendly way because he did so much to nurture my love of the hobby, he never knew it and I will never forget him.

God speed Bruce, May your winds be light and your skies be blue sir.

Gheem


“We need more boom.”

On Apr 7, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Michael Nowak <mikemnowak@...> wrote:

My heart is broken. 
When I was returning to the hobby and joined MTMA Bruce was helpful and supportive to me an my family. 
Praying for him and his family. 
He will truly be missed. 
As astra, Bruce. 

Mike Nowak

On Apr 7, 2020, at 10:27 AM, CG <cg@...> wrote:

Got word that dear longtime member of MTMA, Bruce Levison, passed away this morning from complications due to COVID 19.

He has been battling a number of health issues in recent years as well.

He will be missed! 

:-(

-CG