After a final field inspection, it appears that conditions at Jackson 5 will support our launch tomorrow as scheduled!
- There will be mud, and the final condition of the dirt road will be uncertain until the day, so plan to park on the gravel pad but please leave a path for vehicles (and especially Chris’s vendor trailer)
- Cloud cover is uncertain, so bring or buy a backup motor if we need to keep altitudes lower on the day
Also considering the virus and flu season and all that, may want to exercise the 6′ rule when chatting rockets with folks.
Let’s fly folks!
~Allen OPresident, HARA
Cold Friday greetings folks!
The field has been inspected and appears to be passable for flying tomorrow!
The downside is this is outside our normal launch rhythm and our trailer haulers are unavailable. I can throw some pads and controllers in my car, but the rails are the main items we need help with. If you are in the Huntsville area and willing to help us get out there and fly, please contact myself or the email@example.com.
Thank you all,~A\
Today I must somberly announce that our Tripoli Prefect’s latest inspection has not gone well:
“Both fields are underwater, and according to the NWS the river won’t crest until Friday and it won’t be below flood stage until sometime Sunday.
Taking next week’s weather prospects into account, it looks like our February is washed out.For those looking for launch alternatives, (Student Launch Teams, etc…) Music City Missile club appears to still be holding a launch (with backup 22nd). Check out their website and facebook page for details http://www.mc2rocketry.com/
Thank you for your patience and understanding folks, we’ll get back in the air when we can
~Allen O, HARA President
Greetings rocket folks,
We are watching the weather closely. Over 2 inches of rain are expected in the days leading up to launch which may make field conditions unfavorable.
Stay tuned for updates.
HARA was invited by the Space and Rocket Center to host a display on MLK day. Six members spent the holiday showing off rockets and talking about launching to the guests, many who were families touring the facility. Kids really like seeing the small models and everyone is impressed with the large ones asking, “do those really fly?” In clear skies, yes.