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  1. KennB

    09 October 2021 -CMASS Launch and NRC Event - Amesbury, MA

    Our launch scheduled for 09 October will be somewhat subdued. The wind is predicted to be blowing at a moderate speed from the east the whole time we will be on the field. This means no high-power launches. Also, any mid-and low-power flights must be kept under 1000-ft altitude. As far as I...
  2. KennB

    CMASS Club Launch and NRC Event - 04 September 2021 - Acton, MA

    We will fly from the Acton School Street field on 04 September from 10 to 4 as long as the weather and the volunteers hold out. As usual, Acton is a small field so we are limited to low- and mid-power rockets. Be careful pairing your motors and rockets to be sure you recover on the field...
  3. KennB

    CMASS Launch - 19 June 2021 - Acton, MA

    We will fly from the Acton School Street field on 19 June from 10 to 4 as long as the weather and the volunteers hold out. As usual, Acton is a small field so we are limited to low- and mid-power rockets. Be careful pairing your motors and rockets to be sure you recover on the field especially...
  4. KennB

    CMASS 2021 Winter Follies - Acton, MA

    We are GO for Sunday, 17 January. It’s January and Winter Follies time is upon us. I hope everyone had a good and safe holiday season. Our plan was to try and hold this year’s launch on 09 January but we are sliding the date to the 16th at the earliest. This is due to the state limiting the...
  5. KennB

    CMASS Launch - Amesbury, MA - 21 November 2020

    It's time to wrap up the 2020 flying season, such as it's been. We'll have our normal launch from noon to four, then breakdown and pack up all the gear and set up a small set of pads to do our night launch. Please read the information we have published about the COVID-19 rules and restrictions...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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