launch weekend arrived. Toni decided to attend the launch at the
last moment. We left early in the morning to sneak across the
Bridge before the August beach traffic. We were not successful
traffic was worse than anticipated. We managed to slowly make
crossing with much horn honking and colorful expletives uttered
those that obviously do not know how to drive across a bridge.
immediately baled off on the back roads of Kent Island and made
to Holly’s for some breakfast. After breakfast, we killed some
some antique shops where Toni discovered a deal on some old wine
glasses while I talked shop with a fellow trunk restorer. We
headed to the Sod Farm to help set up.
We set the launch equipment up in the back field on the hard
remained after the freshly harvested sod. Many rocketeers helped
set up was completed in no time. The skies were cloudy with a
threat of rain. The day was cool for an Eastern Shore August day
brought many rocketeers out of their air conditioned living
fly some rockets. I was no exception.
I soon had the newly repaired Shaken, Not Stirred
prepped and with an eye to the sky, had the rocket sitting on
The enamored LCO once again expressed his praise for such a nice
before finally pushing the button where the Loki H144 pushed Shaken, Not
1,280 feet into the overcast skies. Shaken, Not Stirred
gently arced over where the drogue deployed. Shaken, Not
descended and majestically deployed its mains at 400 feet. Shaken, Not
rest in the nice soft sod. This was one of the nicest flights
in a long time. I took my bows and proudly made
short walk to retrieve the rocket. Witness
nice flight here.
I cleaned the engine while the rains came. I packed everything
Highlander to keep it dry. It rain just long enough to make the
muddy. After a short downburst, the club was back in business
rockets into the
air. I filmed some other flights and lent a hand where I could
it was time to head home. We arrived home muddy but satisfied in
Ben and I left early Sunday morning to fly some more rockets but
rains never relented and we ended up closing the field during
in clouds that the rocket gods provided. Until the next launch .