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locked MTMA Launch is a NO GO! - Sat, 07/06/2019 #nogo

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

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 Commemorative launch, July 20th

Jeff Kodysz
 

Greetings to all!

Another reminder of the coming special celebration event. On Saturday, July 20th, the MTMA will be hosting a celebration event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We will be getting things rolling at our normal time of 10:00 AM and will continue for most of the day, until the festivities and contests are over and prizes are awarded.

Wait... did I say CONTESTS and PRIZES??? Yes. Yes I did. in addition to the normal day's flying activities, we will be having two contests. the first will be a stand-off or sport-scale contest. Bring out your U.S. Space Program scale model rockets (of the flying type), from the Mercury program on up through the Apollo program, to be judged. This is not a NAR endorsed contest, but we will be adapting NAR pink book rules for judging. Your models don't need to be perfect, they just need to adequately represent the full-scale subject from a stand-off distance.

We will also be holding a spot-landing contest. The target will be an analog representation of the moon and the rocket landing closest to it wins!

We will be giving away very nice prizes for first, second, and third places in both of these contests, so bring out your entries, and dust up your parachutes!

We will also be holding a raffle for a brand new Estes #1969 Saturn V moon rocket kit! This is the one you have to build, not the pre-built plastic model.

Additionally, we will be giving everyone in attendance a ticket for an hourly door prize kit.

Please come and have fun, help out if you can and have fun! This is YOUR club and it's a great opportunity to show everyone what we do when we're out on a Saturday afternoon and come home smelling like burnt black powder!

See you all there!

Jeff

 


locked Upcoming Event: MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 07/06/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

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

Reminder: MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When: Saturday, 6 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: This is a regular 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. G-impulse max.  No high power.  The public is invited to attend.

In the event of poor flying conditions, the following Sunday will be the backup flying date. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

We typically set up 30-60 minutes before the launch. Please arrive on time. We fly until everyone has had enough, or 4:00 pm, whichever happens first. If you arrive late, 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.


locked Re: Commemorative Launch Celebration, July 20th 2019

Gary Stricker
 

Sorry, won’t be able to attend or help. Have a family reunion that was changed to that weekend. I had built a Saturn V to fly but I guess I’ll have to wait to the 60 year anniversary lol




On Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:45 PM, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:

Greetings!

The MTMA would like to announce that we will be holding a special launch on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We are placing flyers around the area to invite the public to attend and help us celebrate. As a part of this, we would like to ask any club members who wish to help out, to please come and lend a hand. Any help is welcome, from answering the public's questions, to helping out recovering rockets. Even just coming out to fly your rockets as a show for any members of the public who attend will positively add to the event.

In addition to our normal launch activities, we will be having a spot-landing competition, and a sport-scale competition. The scale contest will be limited to U.S. Space Program models up to and including the Apollo missions.

There will be prizes for these competitions, as well as door prizes throughout the day. The club will also be providing Hot Dogs to much on if you get hungry. 

Rules for the contests will be relaxed and not official NAR contests, but the rules will be based on the NAR Pink Book. The idea is to have fun and to help get the word out to the public about MTMA and model rocketry.

We need YOUR help to assist us in making this event a success so any time you can donate would be gratefully accepted. It's community outreach programs like this that help us keep our flying field. 

Please contact myself or any of the club officers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!!!

Thanks,

Jeff


locked calling Michael Williams, Tom Chiurazzi

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

I need to add you guys to the official MTMA members' list.  I don't know your email addresses, and you do not have your names configured on the groups.io member list.

Please email me directly.
-Wolf


locked Commemorative Launch Celebration, July 20th 2019

Jeff Kodysz
 

Greetings!

The MTMA would like to announce that we will be holding a special launch on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We are placing flyers around the area to invite the public to attend and help us celebrate. As a part of this, we would like to ask any club members who wish to help out, to please come and lend a hand. Any help is welcome, from answering the public's questions, to helping out recovering rockets. Even just coming out to fly your rockets as a show for any members of the public who attend will positively add to the event.

In addition to our normal launch activities, we will be having a spot-landing competition, and a sport-scale competition. The scale contest will be limited to U.S. Space Program models up to and including the Apollo missions.

There will be prizes for these competitions, as well as door prizes throughout the day. The club will also be providing Hot Dogs to much on if you get hungry. 

Rules for the contests will be relaxed and not official NAR contests, but the rules will be based on the NAR Pink Book. The idea is to have fun and to help get the word out to the public about MTMA and model rocketry.

We need YOUR help to assist us in making this event a success so any time you can donate would be gratefully accepted. It's community outreach programs like this that help us keep our flying field. 

Please contact myself or any of the club officers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!!!

Thanks,

Jeff


locked Re: MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/22/2019 #go

Jennifer Davis
 

Ben and Nathan will be there! 


On Jun 20, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's launch is a go.  This is a public model rocketry event.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a couple MTMA members to arrive by 0930-0945 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a 2 mph breeze out of the east.  This is the same forecast we had two weeks ago, and we know how that worked out.  But if the forecast holds true it will be ideal for rocket flying on our small field.

Field conditions are going to be soggy.  The grass is getting tall.  Long pants and footwear that can tolerate wet conditions in the great outdoors are highly recommended.  Leave the shorts and sandals at home.

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked Re: MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/22/2019 #go

Michael Nowak
 

Good news for a change!  We are going to have a few guests flying. I was contacted by a father of an 8 year old boy who lives in Twinsburg about getting some help in getting started. It led to a build session with four dads and five young boys who are planning to attend our launch this Saturday. I will be there early to help set up and hopefully fly a few of my own models for a change. I’m looking forward to seeing you there on Saturday 

Mike Nowak

On Jun 20, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:

This Saturday's launch is a go.  This is a public model rocketry event.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a couple MTMA members to arrive by 0930-0945 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a 2 mph breeze out of the east.  This is the same forecast we had two weeks ago, and we know how that worked out.  But if the forecast holds true it will be ideal for rocket flying on our small field.

Field conditions are going to be soggy.  The grass is getting tall.  Long pants and footwear that can tolerate wet conditions in the great outdoors are highly recommended.  Leave the shorts and sandals at home.

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/22/2019 #go

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

This Saturday's launch is a go.  This is a public model rocketry event.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a couple MTMA members to arrive by 0930-0945 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a 2 mph breeze out of the east.  This is the same forecast we had two weeks ago, and we know how that worked out.  But if the forecast holds true it will be ideal for rocket flying on our small field.

Field conditions are going to be soggy.  The grass is getting tall.  Long pants and footwear that can tolerate wet conditions in the great outdoors are highly recommended.  Leave the shorts and sandals at home.

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked Upcoming Event: MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 06/22/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder: MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When: Saturday, 22 June 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: This is a regular 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. G-impulse max.  No high power.  The public is invited to attend.

In the event of poor flying conditions, the following Sunday will be the backup flying date. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

We typically set up 30-60 minutes before the launch. Please arrive on time. We fly until everyone has had enough, or 4:00 pm, whichever happens first. If you arrive late, 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.


locked Re: MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

Mandy Walden
 

I will make brownies!
Mandy (Nico’s mom)

On Jun 7, 2019, at 10:54 AM, John Berkey via Groups.Io <reljohn@...> wrote:

 Thanks Bob, I have a portable electric burner I was hoping to use to cook the hot dogs so I didn't have to mess with a grill. It's a double burner so I was going to bring some baked beans to warm up as well. Was also going to bring some potato salad. With Gary bringing chips we should be in good shape. Again, you are on your own with drinks.

 Bob, if you are coming tomorrow, I'll trade you a hot dog for a Lance Delta rocket!  LOL


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 5:20 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

Last year the airplane club installed electric in the pavilion. Feel free to use it.

Bob Ferrante - Flying Aces Pres.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 4:04 PM John Berkey via Groups.Io <reljohn=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At this point I hope to be there. If I was to bring something for lunch to share would anyone be interested in joining me? Probably just hot dogs and some side dishes. Is there electric at the shelter? There would be no cost, I would supply everything but drinks. 

John Berkey


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 12:33 pm
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

This Saturday's launch is a go.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a few people to arrive by 0930 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a light breeze out of the east.  Ideal for rocket flying!

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked Igniter Round table - Saturday June 8

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

Around noon at tomorrow's launch I want to demonstrate how to get the Estes "new" starters (igniters) to work everytime.  Plus we'll fire old, new, and augmented Estes starters and compare their function.  Hope to see you there.


locked Re: MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

John Berkey
 

 Thanks Bob, I have a portable electric burner I was hoping to use to cook the hot dogs so I didn't have to mess with a grill. It's a double burner so I was going to bring some baked beans to warm up as well. Was also going to bring some potato salad. With Gary bringing chips we should be in good shape. Again, you are on your own with drinks.

 Bob, if you are coming tomorrow, I'll trade you a hot dog for a Lance Delta rocket!  LOL


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 5:20 pm
Subject: Re: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

Last year the airplane club installed electric in the pavilion. Feel free to use it.

Bob Ferrante - Flying Aces Pres.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 4:04 PM John Berkey via Groups.Io <reljohn=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At this point I hope to be there. If I was to bring something for lunch to share would anyone be interested in joining me? Probably just hot dogs and some side dishes. Is there electric at the shelter? There would be no cost, I would supply everything but drinks. 

John Berkey


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 12:33 pm
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

This Saturday's launch is a go.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a few people to arrive by 0930 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a light breeze out of the east.  Ideal for rocket flying!

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked Re: MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

Gary Stricker
 

Sounds good John, I will bring some misc bags of chips.



On June 6, 2019, at 5:20 PM, Bob Ferrante <robert.1.ferrante@...> wrote:


Last year the airplane club installed electric in the pavilion. Feel free to use it.

Bob Ferrante - Flying Aces Pres.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 4:04 PM John Berkey via Groups.Io <reljohn=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At this point I hope to be there. If I was to bring something for lunch to share would anyone be interested in joining me? Probably just hot dogs and some side dishes. Is there electric at the shelter? There would be no cost, I would supply everything but drinks. 

John Berkey


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 12:33 pm
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

This Saturday's launch is a go.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a few people to arrive by 0930 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a light breeze out of the east.  Ideal for rocket flying!

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked Re: MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

Bob Ferrante
 

Last year the airplane club installed electric in the pavilion. Feel free to use it.

Bob Ferrante - Flying Aces Pres.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 4:04 PM John Berkey via Groups.Io <reljohn=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At this point I hope to be there. If I was to bring something for lunch to share would anyone be interested in joining me? Probably just hot dogs and some side dishes. Is there electric at the shelter? There would be no cost, I would supply everything but drinks. 

John Berkey


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 12:33 pm
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

This Saturday's launch is a go.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a few people to arrive by 0930 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a light breeze out of the east.  Ideal for rocket flying!

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked Re: MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

John Berkey
 

At this point I hope to be there. If I was to bring something for lunch to share would anyone be interested in joining me? Probably just hot dogs and some side dishes. Is there electric at the shelter? There would be no cost, I would supply everything but drinks. 

John Berkey


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...>
To: MTMA <MTMA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 12:33 pm
Subject: [MTMA] MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

This Saturday's launch is a go.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a few people to arrive by 0930 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a light breeze out of the east.  Ideal for rocket flying!

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked MTMA Launch is GO! - Sat, 06/08/2019 #go

Wolfram v.Kiparski
 

This Saturday's launch is a go.  We start flying at 10:00 am.  Need a few people to arrive by 0930 to help set up.  There's not much work involved in setting up.

Weather is predicted to be sunny, warm, with a light breeze out of the east.  Ideal for rocket flying!

I'm planning on staying there until 4:00 pm, unless some personal business matter arises between now and then that demands my attention.


locked Upcoming Event: MTMA Model Rocket Launch - Sat, 06/08/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

MTMA@groups.io Calendar <MTMA@...>
 

Reminder: MTMA Model Rocket Launch

When: Saturday, 8 June 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: This is a regular 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. G-impulse max.  No high power.  The public is invited to attend.

In the event of poor flying conditions, the following Sunday will be the backup flying date. Stay tuned for last minute updates.

We typically set up 30-60 minutes before the launch. Please arrive on time. We fly until everyone has had enough, or 4:00 pm, whichever happens first. If you arrive late, 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.


locked Re: Upcoming Event: MTMA-NAR Member-Only Launch - Sat, 05/25/2019 10:00am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

Jon Goldsby
 

Mr. Ulizzi,

Thank you for your clarification.  However my interest tend to more mid- to high powered model rocketry. I would also like get involved with more experimental designs, as an example I have some ideas of how to mount micro- onboard gyroscopes for more stable flight, so models like fin-less Gemini Titan like rockets become plausible. I will find such a club or start my own.  Of course you are welcome to fly with me. Ad Astra


On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 8:32 AM John Ulizzi <jaulizzi@...> wrote:
Wolf, 

With all due respect, I have read through this entire thread twice, and Jon is correct, “your language is imprecise, meaning and procedures unclear”...  You yourself in an earlier email said yes, and then in your last response said no. If that isnt unclear, I dont know what is. This is not an attitude that makes newcomers feel very welcome at all, and I find it hard to believe that this came from the same guy that responded to my very first inquiry to MSTA with the warmest of welcomes moments after I had posted it...

Jon,

Dont give up on us just yet. We’re really a great group of guys and gals, including Wolf ( as long as he takes his anti-crabby pills !🤣). Seriously, I believe Jeff has since spelled out the requirements, including in your case an officer being present for you to attend on this particular weekend.  I would be there but I am returning from out of town tomorrow. If any other officers plan to be present could you please let Jon know ?

Good flying guys! Have fun and be safe!

John


On May 24, 2019, at 9:50 PM, Jon Goldsby <jongoldsby@...> wrote:

I have no intentions of skirting the rules as a 30-year NASA scientist, I always follow the rules.. However your language is imprecise, meaning and procedures unclear.. You have no need to concern yourself further..

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 9:41 PM Wolfram v.Kiparski <astronwolf@...> wrote:
Jon you are not a member.  The answer is no.  We repeated the rules a couple times in this thread and I am getting pretty suspicious of someone who either has no patience to read and assimilate what the requirements are, or is trying to skirt the rules.  I have absolutely no patience for that.  


locked Re: MTMA Launch Information

John Ulizzi
 

Thanks Jeff,

That clarifies things quite a bit. 

Also thanks to John and Micheal, your comments are right in point for the bigger picture. 

John U. 


On May 25, 2019, at 11:19 AM, John Bryan via Groups.Io <scott_650@...> wrote:

Hello MTMA folks!

 I’ve been on your mailing list for a while now but, unfortunately, haven’t been able to attend any launches - hopefully now that I have most of this retirement thing figured out that’ll change. I’ve never been much of a “joiner” but having like-minded LPR folks to launch with and a place to do it sounds pretty good so becoming a member is on my agenda.

If you’ve ever struggled to find a launch site or had your site taken away because somebody was worried about “those dangerous toy fireworks” like I have please do your best to follow your procedures in order to keep your current site! It’s awesome that your club has a solid positive relationship with Aurora and the RC club. Kudos to you all and your leadership.

Hoping to meet with you all soon - thanks for your attention to my perspective,

John Bryan 

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:56:27 AM EDT, Jeff Kodysz <jeffk813@...> wrote:


Greetings,

In light of some recent (understandable) confusion over the types of launches we hold, I have put together the attached PDF document. Hopefully it will explain in better detail our current different launch types and the requirements for each.

If, after reading this document, you have any further questions regarding this topic, or any other that pertains to the MTMA, please feel free to reach out to me and I will answer any questions you have. I can be reached at jeffk813@... in addition to on this list.

Thanks

Jeff