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locked Correction - prizes at Apollo 11 commemorative launch

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I wrote that there will be some nice prizes for the top three places in each event, but the Saturn V kit will not be one of them.  Estes Little Joe II kits are going to the first place in each event.

The Saturn V kit is being raffled.  I believe it's something like $5 a ticket, but don't quote me on that.  You can get more details tomorrow.


locked New HPR Level 1 flier

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Congratulations to Bill Berger for successfully qualifying for HPR Level 1.


locked Re: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Commemorative Launch is GO! - Sat, 07/20/2019 #go

Bill Berger
 

Wolf,

I plan on being there tomorrow, but flying very little (if at all). So, if you need my help in range operations I will be glad to assist.

Please let me know how I can help.

Bill Berger
PS. I believe I am MTMA's newest NAR L1, Thanks Gheem!

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, 07:49:52 PM EDT, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:


This Saturday's Apollo 11 Moon Landing Commemorative Launch is a GO.  This is a public model rocketry event.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  We need one or two MTMA members to arrive by 0930-0945 to help set up.  There's really not much work involved in setting up.

THIS IS YOUR LAST MTMA Weather Summary
  • Weather is predicted to be sunny and HOT, with a 9 mph breeze out of the southwest. 
  • Heat Index will be around 100. 
  • There is a slight chance for rain in the afternoon. 
  • This prediction was made as of 1900 hours 18-JUL-2019. 
  • I may not be posting anymore weather updates, so keep an eye on the sky.

HOT WEATHER SURVIVAL
  • It is going to be VERY HOT. 
  • Wear loose light colored clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and bring water. 
  • Start drinking water at 5:00 pm Friday and get yourself hydrated before you go to bed. 
  • Start drinking water when you rise.  This is no joke. 
  • Best bet is to just stay out of the sun, but we can fly too many rockets that way. 
  • Bring a chair and seek shade under the pavilion.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
  • Long pants and footwear that can tolerate the tall grass and brush northeast of the launch area are highly recommended. 
  • You could pick up a tick or two out there so be prepared. 
  • Despite how hot it's going to be, I recommend leaving the shorts and sandals at home.

LAUNCH SAFETY and a few reminders
  •  We will be flying from the usual spot northwest of the Flying Aces Runway. 
  •  Please do not walk on the runway. 
  •  Please do not drive out into the field or drive out to the launch area.  Park in the gravel lot.
  •  We will not allow angling launch rods toward the parking area or toward the road. 
  •  Launches will be conducted by an MTMA Launch Control Officer (LCO) and Range Safety Officer (RSO).  All flights are subject to the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code.
  •  We can't support High Power Rocketry at the Harmon flying field.
CONTEST
  • We're flying two events - Sport Scale and Open Spot Landing. 
  • There will be nice prizes for the top three places in each event.  First place prize is a Saturn V kit.
  • The Sport Scale event is open only two Mercury/Gemini/Apollo space program launch and test vehicles. 
  • Missiles and sounding rockets from the era are excluded from the Sport Scale event.
  • If you are participating in the Spot Landing event, your first flight of the day must be a spot landing attempt.  You get one try.  No practice flights.
  • The rules for the events can be found here:  https://www.nar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/USMRSC-V3.pdf
  • Plus we will have a raffle, and be giving away door prizes.
I'm planning on staying there until at least 4:00 pm, unless I get called in to work for a bit.  We might stay later if there is interest and the weather holds up.
See you Saturday,
-Wolf


locked Apollo 11 Moon Landing Commemorative Launch is GO! - Sat, 07/20/2019 #go

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

This Saturday's Apollo 11 Moon Landing Commemorative Launch is a GO.  This is a public model rocketry event.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  We need one or two MTMA members to arrive by 0930-0945 to help set up.  There's really not much work involved in setting up.

THIS IS YOUR LAST MTMA Weather Summary
  • Weather is predicted to be sunny and HOT, with a 9 mph breeze out of the southwest. 
  • Heat Index will be around 100. 
  • There is a slight chance for rain in the afternoon. 
  • This prediction was made as of 1900 hours 18-JUL-2019. 
  • I may not be posting anymore weather updates, so keep an eye on the sky.

HOT WEATHER SURVIVAL
  • It is going to be VERY HOT. 
  • Wear loose light colored clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and bring water. 
  • Start drinking water at 5:00 pm Friday and get yourself hydrated before you go to bed. 
  • Start drinking water when you rise.  This is no joke. 
  • Best bet is to just stay out of the sun, but we can fly too many rockets that way. 
  • Bring a chair and seek shade under the pavilion.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
  • Long pants and footwear that can tolerate the tall grass and brush northeast of the launch area are highly recommended. 
  • You could pick up a tick or two out there so be prepared. 
  • Despite how hot it's going to be, I recommend leaving the shorts and sandals at home.

LAUNCH SAFETY and a few reminders
  •  We will be flying from the usual spot northwest of the Flying Aces Runway. 
  •  Please do not walk on the runway. 
  •  Please do not drive out into the field or drive out to the launch area.  Park in the gravel lot.
  •  We will not allow angling launch rods toward the parking area or toward the road. 
  •  Launches will be conducted by an MTMA Launch Control Officer (LCO) and Range Safety Officer (RSO).  All flights are subject to the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code.
  •  We can't support High Power Rocketry at the Harmon flying field.
CONTEST
  • We're flying two events - Sport Scale and Open Spot Landing. 
  • There will be nice prizes for the top three places in each event.  First place prize is a Saturn V kit.
  • The Sport Scale event is open only two Mercury/Gemini/Apollo space program launch and test vehicles. 
  • Missiles and sounding rockets from the era are excluded from the Sport Scale event.
  • If you are participating in the Spot Landing event, your first flight of the day must be a spot landing attempt.  You get one try.  No practice flights.
  • The rules for the events can be found here:  https://www.nar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/USMRSC-V3.pdf
  • Plus we will have a raffle, and be giving away door prizes.
I'm planning on staying there until at least 4:00 pm, unless I get called in to work for a bit.  We might stay later if there is interest and the weather holds up.
See you Saturday,
-Wolf


locked Upcoming Event: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Commemorative Launch - Sat, 07/20/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Commemorative Launch

When: Saturday, 20 July 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

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

View Event

Organizer: MTMA

Description:


locked Re: Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Everybody:  please look at the Subject header to which you are replying before posting.  This board is not a single subject message board like a chat server.  


On Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 7:36 AM Casey Anderson <bigwake182@...> wrote:
??? Not really sure what you’re getting at Wolf but sorry to have broken the system down. Good day.



On Jul 13, 2019, at 7:23 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Please reply to the right message.  Pay attention.


On Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 7:21 AM Casey Anderson <bigwake182@...> wrote:
Hey nico et al.,
I’ve got quite a few reloads for the AT 24/40 cases. I’m thinking white lightning and going to go with either an E18 or an F24. 

I’ve got a few extra cases and a delay adjustment too.

We’ve gotta get these saturns off the ground... recently I saw a 1/100 scale attempt to fly on E12.  Outcome wasn’t too good.

Super excited for next weekend. See y’all there.

Casey


On Jul 13, 2019, at 7:08 AM, Michael Grossman via Groups.Io <michaelgrossman666@...> wrote:

Just a heads up we will be rolling the field today finaly the weather gods and the rental company gods are all in alighnment today sorry if its an incovienions to anybody you guys can still fly but try not to hit the guy on the roller



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 7/13/19 1:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019


locked Re: Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Casey Anderson
 

??? Not really sure what you’re getting at Wolf but sorry to have broken the system down. Good day.



On Jul 13, 2019, at 7:23 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

Please reply to the right message.  Pay attention.


On Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 7:21 AM Casey Anderson <bigwake182@...> wrote:
Hey nico et al.,
I’ve got quite a few reloads for the AT 24/40 cases. I’m thinking white lightning and going to go with either an E18 or an F24. 

I’ve got a few extra cases and a delay adjustment too.

We’ve gotta get these saturns off the ground... recently I saw a 1/100 scale attempt to fly on E12.  Outcome wasn’t too good.

Super excited for next weekend. See y’all there.

Casey


On Jul 13, 2019, at 7:08 AM, Michael Grossman via Groups.Io <michaelgrossman666@...> wrote:

Just a heads up we will be rolling the field today finaly the weather gods and the rental company gods are all in alighnment today sorry if its an incovienions to anybody you guys can still fly but try not to hit the guy on the roller



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 7/13/19 1:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019


locked Re: Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Please reply to the right message.  Pay attention.


On Sat, Jul 13, 2019, 7:21 AM Casey Anderson <bigwake182@...> wrote:
Hey nico et al.,
I’ve got quite a few reloads for the AT 24/40 cases. I’m thinking white lightning and going to go with either an E18 or an F24. 

I’ve got a few extra cases and a delay adjustment too.

We’ve gotta get these saturns off the ground... recently I saw a 1/100 scale attempt to fly on E12.  Outcome wasn’t too good.

Super excited for next weekend. See y’all there.

Casey


On Jul 13, 2019, at 7:08 AM, Michael Grossman via Groups.Io <michaelgrossman666@...> wrote:

Just a heads up we will be rolling the field today finaly the weather gods and the rental company gods are all in alighnment today sorry if its an incovienions to anybody you guys can still fly but try not to hit the guy on the roller



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 7/13/19 1:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019


locked Re: Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Casey Anderson
 

Hey nico et al.,
I’ve got quite a few reloads for the AT 24/40 cases. I’m thinking white lightning and going to go with either an E18 or an F24. 

I’ve got a few extra cases and a delay adjustment too.

We’ve gotta get these saturns off the ground... recently I saw a 1/100 scale attempt to fly on E12.  Outcome wasn’t too good.

Super excited for next weekend. See y’all there.

Casey


On Jul 13, 2019, at 7:08 AM, Michael Grossman via Groups.Io <michaelgrossman666@...> wrote:

Just a heads up we will be rolling the field today finaly the weather gods and the rental company gods are all in alighnment today sorry if its an incovienions to anybody you guys can still fly but try not to hit the guy on the roller



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 7/13/19 1:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [MTMA] Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019


locked Re: Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Michael Grossman
 

Just a heads up we will be rolling the field today finaly the weather gods and the rental company gods are all in alighnment today sorry if its an incovienions to anybody you guys can still fly but try not to hit the guy on the roller



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Williams <michaelgalenwill@...>
Date: 7/13/19 1:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@mtma.groups.io
Subject: [MTMA] Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019


locked Global Launch Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mike Williams
 


locked Re: Motor help!

Nico Lachina <nlachina23@...>
 

Yes it will work. Thanks!


On Friday, July 12, 2019, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:
Will an E30-4T work?  I think that's one of the recommended motors, isn't it?  It's yours if it will work for you.
-Wolfram


locked Re: Motor help!

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Will an E30-4T work?  I think that's one of the recommended motors, isn't it?  It's yours if it will work for you.
-Wolfram


locked Motor help!

Nico Lachina <nlachina23@...>
 

Do any of you guys have an Estes or aerotech e motor for my Saturn V?


On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:
Anyone interested in flying this weekend?

Keep an eye on the weather... it's a little soon to call it, but Sunday is looking better than Saturday right now.
-W


locked Re: NOTRA Launch - Sunday July 7, 2019

william manthey
 

Thanks Mark for the directions.   Bill 

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 10:42:20 PM EDT, Mark Hanna via Groups.Io <Mhanna8617@...> wrote:


This will get you there



  1. Take 480 West OR 90 West to the Ohio Turnpike (80) West.
  2. Take the Baumhart Road exit.
  3. Turn right (south) onto Baumhart Road.
  4. Go south to the first intersection (traffic light). This is Rt. 113.
  5. Turn right (West) onto Rt. 113.
  6. Go two(2) miles to 51236 Rt. 113. It is on the right hand side of the road. You will see the club launch sign and cars out in the field.
  7. We have a 5200' waiver for this field.



-----Original Message-----
From: william manthey via Groups.Io <sugar4rocket@...>
To: main <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 5, 2019 8:54 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is a NO GO! - Sat, 07/06/2019 #nogo

Thanks for the info. Is there a map available with directions to the field in Amherst?    Thanks, Bill Manthey 

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:23:35 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:


If you have a need to burn some motors this weekend, NOTRA is having a launch in Amherst this Sunday........It is a Tripoli event, but NAR flyers welcome.  See entire email below....from Chris Pearson.

I know I said that we would not be having any launches this spring. I lied. The field owner, Mr. Born, has told me that they have mowed the hay field and we can fly on it this weekend. A number of students from the University of Akron's "Akronauts" rocket team will also be there to do NAR L1 certification flights. 

Sorry for the late and short notice, but I just confirmed today that the field is okay to fly on.  This will be the latest we have every had a launch at the Amherst field.  

The weather forecast is for less than a 10% chance of rain, mostly cloudy with the cloud ceiling from 6-12K feet, a high temp of 78F and winds from 8-10 mph out of the NE.  

The launch will be held on Sunday, July 7th, from 11AM until 5PM.

Parking will probably be on the road, so park on the right side so cars can pass.  

This will be a NOTRA Research launch and conducted under the Tripoli Rocketry Association Research Safety Code. All NOTRA, Skybusters and MTMA members are welcome to fly as both Commercial and Research motors can be flown up to the individual members certification level. You must be at least a TRA L2 to fly Research motors. TRA members may also fly uncertified commercial motors or motors that have had their certification expire. The waiver altitude is 4800 feet. 

There is an L motor limit. We no longer provide hybrid motor support. If you want to fly hybrids, you need to bring all the ground support equipment you’ll need. 

We will have two high-power pads set up with ¼”, 3/8” and 7/16”rods along with 1” & 1.5” rails. We will also have a model rocket pad and launching system set up with 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” rods. The Skybusters 6-pad model rocket rack will not be set up.

Please consider arriving a bit early and staying after the launch to help with set-up and tear down. And please bring bags for any trash you might generate during the launch. Trash containers will be set up at the launch pads and range head. 

There will NOT be a Porta-Potty at this launch. There will also be no food or motor vendors on site.

Any Tripoli member who wishes to do a certification flight or take the Level 2 certification test please contact me beforehand. NAR certification flights can also be done.

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:15 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's Launch is canceled due to a weather forecast of thunderstorms.  I can't get the gear down to the field for a rain date Sunday launch, so this weekend's launch has been scrubbed.

See you July 20th!
-Wolf


locked Re: NOTRA Launch - Sunday July 7, 2019

william manthey
 

Thank you for the info.  Bill 

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 9:11:33 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:


Here is the address...

51236 Telegraph Rd
Amherst, OH  44001
United States

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:36 PM, william manthey via Groups.Io <sugar4rocket@...> wrote:

Thanks for the info. Is there a map available with directions to the field in Amherst?    Thanks, Bill Manthey 

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:23:35 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:


If you have a need to burn some motors this weekend, NOTRA is having a launch in Amherst this Sunday........It is a Tripoli event, but NAR flyers welcome.  See entire email below....from Chris Pearson.

I know I said that we would not be having any launches this spring. I lied. The field owner, Mr. Born, has told me that they have mowed the hay field and we can fly on it this weekend. A number of students from the University of Akron's "Akronauts" rocket team will also be there to do NAR L1 certification flights. 

Sorry for the late and short notice, but I just confirmed today that the field is okay to fly on.  This will be the latest we have every had a launch at the Amherst field.  

The weather forecast is for less than a 10% chance of rain, mostly cloudy with the cloud ceiling from 6-12K feet, a high temp of 78F and winds from 8-10 mph out of the NE.  

The launch will be held on Sunday, July 7th, from 11AM until 5PM.

Parking will probably be on the road, so park on the right side so cars can pass.  

This will be a NOTRA Research launch and conducted under the Tripoli Rocketry Association Research Safety Code. All NOTRA, Skybusters and MTMA members are welcome to fly as both Commercial and Research motors can be flown up to the individual members certification level. You must be at least a TRA L2 to fly Research motors. TRA members may also fly uncertified commercial motors or motors that have had their certification expire. The waiver altitude is 4800 feet. 

There is an L motor limit. We no longer provide hybrid motor support. If you want to fly hybrids, you need to bring all the ground support equipment you’ll need. 

We will have two high-power pads set up with ¼”, 3/8” and 7/16”rods along with 1” & 1.5” rails. We will also have a model rocket pad and launching system set up with 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” rods. The Skybusters 6-pad model rocket rack will not be set up.

Please consider arriving a bit early and staying after the launch to help with set-up and tear down. And please bring bags for any trash you might generate during the launch. Trash containers will be set up at the launch pads and range head. 

There will NOT be a Porta-Potty at this launch. There will also be no food or motor vendors on site.

Any Tripoli member who wishes to do a certification flight or take the Level 2 certification test please contact me beforehand. NAR certification flights can also be done.

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:15 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's Launch is canceled due to a weather forecast of thunderstorms.  I can't get the gear down to the field for a rain date Sunday launch, so this weekend's launch has been scrubbed.

See you July 20th!
-Wolf


locked Re: NOTRA Launch - Sunday July 7, 2019

Mark Hanna
 

This will get you there



  1. Take 480 West OR 90 West to the Ohio Turnpike (80) West.
  2. Take the Baumhart Road exit.
  3. Turn right (south) onto Baumhart Road.
  4. Go south to the first intersection (traffic light). This is Rt. 113.
  5. Turn right (West) onto Rt. 113.
  6. Go two(2) miles to 51236 Rt. 113. It is on the right hand side of the road. You will see the club launch sign and cars out in the field.
  7. We have a 5200' waiver for this field.



-----Original Message-----
From: william manthey via Groups.Io <sugar4rocket@...>
To: main <main@MTMA.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 5, 2019 8:54 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is a NO GO! - Sat, 07/06/2019 #nogo

Thanks for the info. Is there a map available with directions to the field in Amherst?    Thanks, Bill Manthey 

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:23:35 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:


If you have a need to burn some motors this weekend, NOTRA is having a launch in Amherst this Sunday........It is a Tripoli event, but NAR flyers welcome.  See entire email below....from Chris Pearson.

I know I said that we would not be having any launches this spring. I lied. The field owner, Mr. Born, has told me that they have mowed the hay field and we can fly on it this weekend. A number of students from the University of Akron's "Akronauts" rocket team will also be there to do NAR L1 certification flights. 

Sorry for the late and short notice, but I just confirmed today that the field is okay to fly on.  This will be the latest we have every had a launch at the Amherst field.  

The weather forecast is for less than a 10% chance of rain, mostly cloudy with the cloud ceiling from 6-12K feet, a high temp of 78F and winds from 8-10 mph out of the NE.  

The launch will be held on Sunday, July 7th, from 11AM until 5PM.

Parking will probably be on the road, so park on the right side so cars can pass.  

This will be a NOTRA Research launch and conducted under the Tripoli Rocketry Association Research Safety Code. All NOTRA, Skybusters and MTMA members are welcome to fly as both Commercial and Research motors can be flown up to the individual members certification level. You must be at least a TRA L2 to fly Research motors. TRA members may also fly uncertified commercial motors or motors that have had their certification expire. The waiver altitude is 4800 feet. 

There is an L motor limit. We no longer provide hybrid motor support. If you want to fly hybrids, you need to bring all the ground support equipment you’ll need. 

We will have two high-power pads set up with ¼”, 3/8” and 7/16”rods along with 1” & 1.5” rails. We will also have a model rocket pad and launching system set up with 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” rods. The Skybusters 6-pad model rocket rack will not be set up.

Please consider arriving a bit early and staying after the launch to help with set-up and tear down. And please bring bags for any trash you might generate during the launch. Trash containers will be set up at the launch pads and range head. 

There will NOT be a Porta-Potty at this launch. There will also be no food or motor vendors on site.

Any Tripoli member who wishes to do a certification flight or take the Level 2 certification test please contact me beforehand. NAR certification flights can also be done.

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:15 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's Launch is canceled due to a weather forecast of thunderstorms.  I can't get the gear down to the field for a rain date Sunday launch, so this weekend's launch has been scrubbed.

See you July 20th!
-Wolf


locked Re: NOTRA Launch - Sunday July 7, 2019

Jim Seibyl
 

Here is the address...

51236 Telegraph Rd
Amherst, OH  44001
United States

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:36 PM, william manthey via Groups.Io <sugar4rocket@...> wrote:

Thanks for the info. Is there a map available with directions to the field in Amherst?    Thanks, Bill Manthey 

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:23:35 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:


If you have a need to burn some motors this weekend, NOTRA is having a launch in Amherst this Sunday........It is a Tripoli event, but NAR flyers welcome.  See entire email below....from Chris Pearson.

I know I said that we would not be having any launches this spring. I lied. The field owner, Mr. Born, has told me that they have mowed the hay field and we can fly on it this weekend. A number of students from the University of Akron's "Akronauts" rocket team will also be there to do NAR L1 certification flights. 

Sorry for the late and short notice, but I just confirmed today that the field is okay to fly on.  This will be the latest we have every had a launch at the Amherst field.  

The weather forecast is for less than a 10% chance of rain, mostly cloudy with the cloud ceiling from 6-12K feet, a high temp of 78F and winds from 8-10 mph out of the NE.  

The launch will be held on Sunday, July 7th, from 11AM until 5PM.

Parking will probably be on the road, so park on the right side so cars can pass.  

This will be a NOTRA Research launch and conducted under the Tripoli Rocketry Association Research Safety Code. All NOTRA, Skybusters and MTMA members are welcome to fly as both Commercial and Research motors can be flown up to the individual members certification level. You must be at least a TRA L2 to fly Research motors. TRA members may also fly uncertified commercial motors or motors that have had their certification expire. The waiver altitude is 4800 feet. 

There is an L motor limit. We no longer provide hybrid motor support. If you want to fly hybrids, you need to bring all the ground support equipment you’ll need. 

We will have two high-power pads set up with ¼”, 3/8” and 7/16”rods along with 1” & 1.5” rails. We will also have a model rocket pad and launching system set up with 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” rods. The Skybusters 6-pad model rocket rack will not be set up.

Please consider arriving a bit early and staying after the launch to help with set-up and tear down. And please bring bags for any trash you might generate during the launch. Trash containers will be set up at the launch pads and range head. 

There will NOT be a Porta-Potty at this launch. There will also be no food or motor vendors on site.

Any Tripoli member who wishes to do a certification flight or take the Level 2 certification test please contact me beforehand. NAR certification flights can also be done.

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:15 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's Launch is canceled due to a weather forecast of thunderstorms.  I can't get the gear down to the field for a rain date Sunday launch, so this weekend's launch has been scrubbed.

See you July 20th!
-Wolf


locked Re: NOTRA Launch - Sunday July 7, 2019

william manthey
 

Thanks for the info. Is there a map available with directions to the field in Amherst?    Thanks, Bill Manthey 

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:23:35 PM EDT, Jim Seibyl via Groups.Io <jseibyl@...> wrote:


If you have a need to burn some motors this weekend, NOTRA is having a launch in Amherst this Sunday........It is a Tripoli event, but NAR flyers welcome.  See entire email below....from Chris Pearson.

I know I said that we would not be having any launches this spring. I lied. The field owner, Mr. Born, has told me that they have mowed the hay field and we can fly on it this weekend. A number of students from the University of Akron's "Akronauts" rocket team will also be there to do NAR L1 certification flights. 

Sorry for the late and short notice, but I just confirmed today that the field is okay to fly on.  This will be the latest we have every had a launch at the Amherst field.  

The weather forecast is for less than a 10% chance of rain, mostly cloudy with the cloud ceiling from 6-12K feet, a high temp of 78F and winds from 8-10 mph out of the NE.  

The launch will be held on Sunday, July 7th, from 11AM until 5PM.

Parking will probably be on the road, so park on the right side so cars can pass.  

This will be a NOTRA Research launch and conducted under the Tripoli Rocketry Association Research Safety Code. All NOTRA, Skybusters and MTMA members are welcome to fly as both Commercial and Research motors can be flown up to the individual members certification level. You must be at least a TRA L2 to fly Research motors. TRA members may also fly uncertified commercial motors or motors that have had their certification expire. The waiver altitude is 4800 feet. 

There is an L motor limit. We no longer provide hybrid motor support. If you want to fly hybrids, you need to bring all the ground support equipment you’ll need. 

We will have two high-power pads set up with ¼”, 3/8” and 7/16”rods along with 1” & 1.5” rails. We will also have a model rocket pad and launching system set up with 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” rods. The Skybusters 6-pad model rocket rack will not be set up.

Please consider arriving a bit early and staying after the launch to help with set-up and tear down. And please bring bags for any trash you might generate during the launch. Trash containers will be set up at the launch pads and range head. 

There will NOT be a Porta-Potty at this launch. There will also be no food or motor vendors on site.

Any Tripoli member who wishes to do a certification flight or take the Level 2 certification test please contact me beforehand. NAR certification flights can also be done.

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:15 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's Launch is canceled due to a weather forecast of thunderstorms.  I can't get the gear down to the field for a rain date Sunday launch, so this weekend's launch has been scrubbed.

See you July 20th!
-Wolf


locked NOTRA Launch - Sunday July 7, 2019

Jim Seibyl
 

If you have a need to burn some motors this weekend, NOTRA is having a launch in Amherst this Sunday........It is a Tripoli event, but NAR flyers welcome.  See entire email below....from Chris Pearson.

I know I said that we would not be having any launches this spring. I lied. The field owner, Mr. Born, has told me that they have mowed the hay field and we can fly on it this weekend. A number of students from the University of Akron's "Akronauts" rocket team will also be there to do NAR L1 certification flights. 

Sorry for the late and short notice, but I just confirmed today that the field is okay to fly on.  This will be the latest we have every had a launch at the Amherst field.  

The weather forecast is for less than a 10% chance of rain, mostly cloudy with the cloud ceiling from 6-12K feet, a high temp of 78F and winds from 8-10 mph out of the NE.  

The launch will be held on Sunday, July 7th, from 11AM until 5PM.

Parking will probably be on the road, so park on the right side so cars can pass.  

This will be a NOTRA Research launch and conducted under the Tripoli Rocketry Association Research Safety Code. All NOTRA, Skybusters and MTMA members are welcome to fly as both Commercial and Research motors can be flown up to the individual members certification level. You must be at least a TRA L2 to fly Research motors. TRA members may also fly uncertified commercial motors or motors that have had their certification expire. The waiver altitude is 4800 feet. 

There is an L motor limit. We no longer provide hybrid motor support. If you want to fly hybrids, you need to bring all the ground support equipment you’ll need. 

We will have two high-power pads set up with ¼”, 3/8” and 7/16”rods along with 1” & 1.5” rails. We will also have a model rocket pad and launching system set up with 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” rods. The Skybusters 6-pad model rocket rack will not be set up.

Please consider arriving a bit early and staying after the launch to help with set-up and tear down. And please bring bags for any trash you might generate during the launch. Trash containers will be set up at the launch pads and range head. 

There will NOT be a Porta-Potty at this launch. There will also be no food or motor vendors on site.

Any Tripoli member who wishes to do a certification flight or take the Level 2 certification test please contact me beforehand. NAR certification flights can also be done.

“We need more boom.”

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:15 PM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's Launch is canceled due to a weather forecast of thunderstorms.  I can't get the gear down to the field for a rain date Sunday launch, so this weekend's launch has been scrubbed.

See you July 20th!
-Wolf