Grand Rocket Day 1132

Grand Rocket Day 1132

Post by Ron » Sun, 27 May 2001 12:50:29



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     Name:  Paul Manning

            Posted:  5/21/2001 9:44 AM
            Subject: The Grand Rocket day
            Reference: None

            One thousand one hundred thirty-two launches in one day!!!! I
can't begin to express how I feel about this accomplishment as well as the
help I had to pull it off. CMASS is an unbelievable organization, and I give
most of the accolades to them. Friends and family....THANKS! Now to all you
older
            rocketeers and the hundreds of newcomers, couldn't have done it
without you. I hope you are all proud to have been part of this event. I
think the day
            was close to flawless. A few dodges here and there, but thanks
to the Lord for the day and keeping the sport and everyone safe. I'm
interested to hear from the seasoned veterans on your opinion of this
milestone, and whether it should be considered for an N.A.R. event or
record, and I'd like to see your pictures, and how to get them posted in the
various rocket magazines. I will
            submit the results to Guiness for the review process to begin.
Whether they
            accept it or not we know what we did. Great job, and thanks to
all!!!
            p.s. The Golf/Model Rocketry signs posted in the field are REAL.
We had the parks regulation in town changed 2 years ago, and now share a
field with those that like to hit golf balls.Strange but true!

 
 
 

Grand Rocket Day 1132

Post by Want2knowukn » Mon, 28 May 2001 02:10:49


 5/26/01

<One thousand one hundred thirty-two launches in one day. I'm    interested to
hear from the seasoned veterans on your opinion of
   this milestone, and whether it should be considered for an N.A.R.    event
or record.>

 There is an easy answer to this question.

 Was total safety followed throughtout.

 Each and every rocket checked by the safety officer for flight    
 worthiness and stability. All engines and high powered engines    especially
checked for certification against NAR an Tripoli list.

 All flights anounced so that the people were totally aware of the flight
 and what was expected of the rocket. And a proper countdown and
 landing procedure procedure followed.

 Etc., Etc.

 If even one rocket was not applied to the proper checkin and launch
 sequence, then the launch was a misque. And such lauch as this then  don't
need  to be attempted or recorded in the books.

 In all my years of flying, I have made a foremost priorty to not
 sacrifice quantity for quality.

 
 
 

Grand Rocket Day 1132

Post by DCastle8 » Mon, 28 May 2001 02:40:47


The answer to these questions are very simply, yes.  CMASS ran the launch as if
it were a normal club launch with a safety check (in fact with additional
helpers to assist the new flyers with prepping their rockets), with the
standard club launch equipment and with the LCO running the show using the PA
system.

There were no safety shortcuts taken at all.

Dan Castle
NAR 77391
CMASS Member

Quote:
>There is an easy answer to this question.

> Was total safety followed throughtout.

> Each and every rocket checked by the safety officer for flight    
> worthiness and stability. All engines and high powered engines    especially
>checked for certification against NAR an Tripoli list.

> All flights anounced so that the people were totally aware of the flight
> and what was expected of the rocket. And a proper countdown and
> landing procedure procedure followed.

> Etc., Etc.

> If even one rocket was not applied to the proper checkin and launch
> sequence, then the launch was a misque. And such lauch as this then  don't
>need  to be attempted or recorded in the books.

> In all my years of flying, I have made a foremost priorty to not
> sacrifice quantity for quality.

 
 
 

Grand Rocket Day 1132

Post by Want2knowukn » Mon, 28 May 2001 09:52:15


EXCELLENT.

GOOD JOB. KEEP IT UP...