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September 13 launch with MMMSC in Berwick

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Look at all that grass. That's why what would be a challenging day in Amesbury or Acton is not that big a deal in Berwick. It was windy and unreasonably cool. While nobody actually measured the wind speed, the forecast 10 mph might have been a little low. Of course, like any field, the sod farm has its challenges. The range was set up near the center pivot of the irrigation system. The grass has to be watered and that's what was going on when we arrived. Fortunately, the 1/2 mile radius sprinkler moves slowly so it was easy to pick a point that had all ready been watered. Unfortunately, as a couple of people found out, the wind was blowing towards it. There was still plenty of area that wasn't wet. I made a couple of dry but very long walks to recover my rockets. The flight count was low at about 150. There are a few photos in the gallery and a video here. The post launch debriefing was conducted at the Thistle Pig which gets a 5 star rating from me. 

August 23 Acton Launch

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 What's that thing in the picture? I'll explain later. We had another great launch in Acton. Without a doubt, the parking situation in Acton makes our launches there much more family friendly. Combine that with some really nice weather (although it could have been less windy) and we had a really good turnout. The last number I heard was 240 flights and we were still flying after that. Besides the usual familiar faces we had  some new flyers who have moved to the area from California and Vermont. There are some photos in the gallery but, since a week has gone by and no one else has uploaded anything, you get to look at me and my family. We've been flying in Acton for a few years now and I'll bet you've seen the big stainless steel cylinder at the edge of the field and wondered what it was. Well wonder no more. It's a Hydro Group Air Stripper. It strips volatile organic chemicals from drinking water. 

News Flash. Tony just uploaded pictures to the gallery. None of them are of my family. The one of the Fric and Frac drag race is really good.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 07:58
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