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December 2014 Launch Report
December 6-7, 2014 at Higgs Farm

A cold and wet morning found me alone in the Highlander heading towards Higgs Farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I missed November’s launch and was desperate to get something into the air. I arrived at a wet muddy field where only a few other rocketeers were waiting in the rain. We took refuge in Animal Motor Works camper where Bloody Marys flowed liberally. At noon I realized that there would be no sun this day and made my escape back home.

Sunday morning I found myself back at the muddy field but at least the sun was out. The wind was whooping from the north at about 35 miles per hour. We goated some “less experienced” rocketeers to fly but after watching their mile plus recovery walk, I decided to stay grounded. There were only about a couple dozen flights by those brave and disparate to fly. Witness these flights here.

We closed the field in the setting sun and naturally, the calming winds. Next month will be the Annual Christmas Tree launch. Until then, we wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. Until the next launch . . .

By Peter E. Abresch Jr.
The lonely field with only one pad set up to launch the few rockets

By Peter E. Abresch Jr.

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The lonely field with only
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