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2018-04-14 - Holtville 4-8-2018

I drove out to Sunday of April's launch to witness Cris Erving's L3 attempt. Saturday was supposed to be horrible so I didn't bother. Cris certified without a hitch: [Read More]

2018-03-20 - Lucerne, March 2018 was a washout

I was excited to finally fly an Aerotech 98mm, 2-grain, L2500 Super Thunder with stainless steel forward closure at Lucerne. It was raining lightly in North County SD as I left to drive up that way. It continued to rain, on and off, over the drive until I got through Apple Valley... where it worsened. As I got closer to the dry lake bed the rain further increased. Hmph. I turned around and headed ... [Read More]

2018-03-17 - Holtville Havoc II - March 3-5, 2018

Holtville Havoc II was supposed to see reasonable conditions on Friday, terrible conditions on Saturday, and brilliant conditions on Sunday. I can attest that Friday amazed, Saturday was flyable until about noon, and I wasn't there on Sunday. Here's a group photo and the rest of my photos from Saturday: I had just one flight planned, on Friday, for this three-day event: the mighty CTI M6400 Vmax ... [Read More]

2018-03-04 - Holtville, 2/2018 launch

Howdy, ya'll. I've been absent from this blog for awhile. This was not my intent and I hope I'm back for some time to come. I attended the February launch at Holtville and here are my photo selects . I'm quite sure that Mark Treseder shot some of those. Teamwork! I flew only my trusty 3" Nike Smoke on a CTI 540I470 White Thunder : I had no doubt that this little rocket would withstand the motor's ... [Read More]

2017-12-03 - Mom-a-rific

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