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  1. KennB

    03 October 2020 CMASS Launch - Amesbury, MA

    Our 19 September launch was quite a success and seemed to run smoothly. Let's make the October launch go just as well. Please read the information we have published about the COVID-19 rules and restrictions, fill in, print out, sign and bring your tracing form with you to the launch. Without the...
  2. KennB

    CMASS 08 August 2020 Launch - Acton, MA

    CMASS will be holding its first launch as we continue to work our way through the current pandemic. We will fly from the Acton School Street field on 08 August from 10 to 2. As usual, Acton is a small field so we are limited to low- and mid-power rockets. Be careful pairing your motors and...
  3. KennB

    CMASS Winter Follies 2020 - 11 January - Acton, MA

    The wind may not be great but the temperature won't be bad. The rain has all but disappeared from the forecast so we're going to go ahead with our Winter Follies on 11 January. The wind will be strong all day with gusts that will shut us down waiting for a lull. We'll set up at the end of the...
  4. KennB

    CMASS 16 November 2019 Launch and Night Launch - Amesbury, MA

    As has been the case for most of our launches this year, the soccer crowd won't be using the field (and who would have road race this time of year) so there should be plenty of easy parking. It would be great if we could have someone volunteer their car/van/SUV for shuttle use. Volunteers for...
  5. KennB

    CMASS 02 November 2019 Launch - Amesbury, MA

    Our next scheduled launch is on the 2nd of November at the Woodsom Farm field in Amesbury. Keep an eye on the club website for any updates about the weather and flight date. We'll have a big scout group from Melrose joining us. It would be great if we could have someone volunteer their...
  6. KennB

    RIMRA/CMASS October Skies Launch - 19 October 2019

    Come celebrate our hobby at the RIMRA Field in West Kingston, RI. Please check their website for the rules and regs regarding the access to and use of the field. There will be a few folks meeting at Oatley's for breakfast at 8 AM before the launch; join us and fuel up before the launch. If you...
  7. KennB

    CMASS 05 October 2019 Launch - Amesbury, MA

    Our next scheduled launch is on the 5th of October at the Woodsom Farm field in Amesbury. Keep an eye on the club website for any updates about the weather and flight date. The soccer crowd won't be using the field so there should be plenty of easy parking. It would be great if we could have...
  8. KennB

    CMASS 15 September 2019 Launch - Amesbury, MA

    *** UPDATE *** The launch is being postponed to Sunday the 15th. We'll have better weather conditions on that day. Please see the post below. Our next scheduled launch is on the 14th of September at the Woodsom Farm field in Amesbury. Keep an eye on the club website for any updates about the...
  9. KennB

    CMASS 24 August Launch - Acton, MA

    Our next club launch is coming up on 24 August in Acton. It will be our last visit to the Acton School Street Fields this year. After this, the field reverts to cricket swarms on Saturdays and Sundays (and whenever else they have scheduled to bat at their googlies and doorsas). As is our...
  10. KennB

    CMASS 10 August 2019 Launch - Acton, MA

    Our next club launch is coming up on 10 August in Acton. Let's hope the cricketeers understand they don't have free reign and they won't have to be chased off the field again. As is our custom, set up will begin about 9:30 and flying will commence when we are set to go. The day will end at 4...
  11. KennB

    CMASS 20 July Launch - Apollo 11 Moon Landing Anniversary - Acton, MA

    Our next club launch is coming up on 20 July in Acton. That day is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and man's first steps on another celestial object. To celebrate the event, CMASS will hold a "Land the Eagle" competition as suggested by NAR. Frank D'Angelo is coordinating this...
  12. KennB

    CMASS 06 July Launch - The Return to Acton, MA

    Our next club launch is coming up on 06 July in Acton. Thank you goes out to Jim Salem for securing our dates for launches this summer in Acton; the cricketeers will have to do with four fewer days to play. As is our custom, set up will begin about 9:30 and flying will commence when we are set...
  13. KennB

    CMASS 28 April 2019 - We kick off our season with a shortened launch

    Our first club launch in Amesbury for 2019 will be on 28 April. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities still available to help things move along smoothly. We'll start set up around 9:30 and start flying about 10:30 or sooner (depending on how many help set up). As of this posting, I'm not...
  14. KennB

    CMASS Hosting Three TARC Practice/Qualifying Launches - 2019

    The Central Massachusetts Spacemodeling Society will be hosting three special launches to give TARC teams a chance to do practice or qualifying flights or to hone their skills ahead of the deadline for submitting your scores. The dates are: 23 February 23 March and 06 April. The launches will...
  15. KennB

    EVENT CMASS Winter Follies 2019

    CMASS will be holding it's annual Winter Follies Launch in January 2019 at the School Street field in Acton, MA. Like last year, this year, we’re going to try to hold it on the best weather day we can muster. We’ve reserved the School Street field in Acton, MA, for The last two weekends in...
  16. KennB

    CANCELLED Mother Nature wins this one - CMASS 17 November 2018 Launch and Night Launch - Amesbury, MA

    Our final launch of the season was scheduled for this Saturday, the 17th of November but is being postponed until some date in the future. When we reschedule, we’ll start set up about 9:30 in the morning and fly as soon as we can. More hands helping will get us going sooner. The soccer crowd...
  17. KennB

    CMASS 04 November 2018 Launch - Amesbury, MA - Rescheduled from 03 Nov

    Our next scheduled launch is on the 3rd 4th of November at the Woodsom Farm field in Amesbury. Let's hope for weather conditions that will allow some HPR flying. The soccer crowd won't be using the field so there should be plenty of easy parking. It would be great if we could have someone...
  18. KennB

    CANCELLED October Skies Launch - 13 October 2018 - West Kingston, RI - RIMRA, CATO & CMASS

    The annual October Skies launch will take place on 13 October 2018 at the RIMRA field in West Kingston, RI. Some CMASS members will be meeting at Oatley's Restaurant at 8 AM before the launch if you'd like to join us. For those in the Providence are, RIMRA is attending the movie "First Man" on...
  19. KennB

    CMASS 06 October 2018 Launch - Amesbury, MA

    Our next scheduled launch is on the 6th of October at the Woodsom Farm field in Amesbury. The weather forecast looks good five days out so let hope that holds up; the only problem is the predicted wind direction - right toward the wires, which would limit or eliminate HPR. The soccer crowd...
  20. KennB

    16th & Final Fliskits Anniversary Launch - 15 September 2018, Amesbury, MA

    It's that wonderful time of year again - the Fliskits Anniversary Launch. But it's also a melancholy event; Fliskits will be closing by the end of the year so this will be the last Fliskits Anniversary Launch. The festivities will include prize drawings, awards for most Fliskits launched and...
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