- Aug 6, 2014
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Back on the forum after an extended absence. Been concentrating on beer making and planning a brewery. But still ever into rocketry!
Hopefully the forum will always be around for folks to come back. Got any interesting projects or rockets in the hanger?
That's an interesting launch in your profile picture. What type of rocket is it?
I'm lucky that the launch area at Bong is 1 mile straight south of my cidery/distillery. It means that I'm allowed to sneak out for a couple of hours on launch days - providing we aren't bottling.
It's a Minuteman II launched out of Vandenberg AFB on a test launch. I was a space and missile officer in the USAF. 21 years, retired in 2006. Didn't launch that one but did launch a Gryphon (USAF version of Tomahawk called a GLCM) at Dugway in Utah in 85. My big missile time was at Whiteman in MM II. Then a few other various space tours.
Let's see. I have an Estes V-2, Estes Merc Redstone, Madcow Mozzie, LOC Aura and five others in build or ready for paint. Beer brewing has consumed my life presently so I haven't had much time for Rockets (unfortunately). Last launch was in Jan 2016. Going to change that soon
A ripens/coworker started Belgian Underground Brewing a couple years ago. They are doing pretty well, here in Oregon there seems to be an unlimited demand for microbrews.
Best of luck!
It's a Minuteman II launched out of Vandenberg AFB on a test launch. I was a space and missile officer in the USAF. 21 years, retired in 2006. My big missile time was at Whiteman in MM II. Then a few other various space tours. Mike
I'm very proud to have some of these stuffed in an old shoe box of memories...in a closet. Gus-
Good to have you back Mike- I was one of those pesky MMT techs, an MHT'r and, also Job Controller for many years before i found out that driving a Semi Truck paid FOUR times what i was making as an Air Force Sergeant. I know every nut, bolt and, wire in the Minuteman 3 system. What a neat and, effective little toy that is...
View attachment 323145 I'm very proud to have some of these stuffed in an old shoe box of memories...in a closet. Gus-
I recently started home brewing myself. Only one batch so far. Before I got into that I thought I would like to have a brew house. Then I researched it and decided to just home brew a bit. And I am talking about the Mr Beer kits where all the hard work is already done. Lol. Good luck!
I love a good amber.
I've done beer and wine at home. I felt like it was one of those cool things that I should at least try out. I don't have the passion to support the time and effort though. I'm all for people doing it, and you know they always have to share it with their friends...that's what I'm talking about.