- Jan 18, 2009
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Yesterday 12/20/03 was the "Last launch of the Year" for the "BIRMINGHAM ROCKET BOYS"...I was quite suprised with the turnout of both people as well as rockets...!!!
I got to meet Chuck Pierce, current HARA Prez (Huntsville Area Rocketry Association)... He came down to check us out, and brought a large assortment of rockets to fly...We're hoping for his expertise in helping organize this club, his experience with NAR to help with BRB chartering...
A ton of people were out launching almost every type of rocket, from SMALL to LARGE... Organizer Ron Witherspoon was on hand to meet and greet everyone. His excitement for getting this group together was obvious as he ran from pad to pad with support, as well as making pictures for their website...!!! He really wants this club to work, and a man with his passion will certainly succeed...I plan on giving him my support and working with him to create a new and successful club, where learning, building, and flying rockets safely, will be the order of the day...!!!
As for my day flying...well...lets not go there...LOL
Two chutes malfucntioned, with minimal damage, but two fins on two different rockets busted from sneaking up on the ground to fast...My 9yr son had much better luck than I did with succsessful flights from all his birds...(mutter...mutter...mutter)...LOL Nothing that can't be fixed, so maybe not so bad after all.
A great day for the "BIRMINGHAM ROCKET BOYS", and of course next year will bring even more...Here's wishing Ron and his new club the best of luck...!!! Congrats...!!!