October 31, 2005

Fall BattlePark 2005 Rocket Launch

November 5th and 6th in Culpeper, Virginia. 10am-5pm. Spectators welcome and it's free. We're cleared through the FAA for flights up to 15,000 feet.

I'll be there, look for the red Mazda pickup. If you need more info, feel free to ask in the comments or via email. If you do decide to come out, please check that link or check back here, and I'll post whatever go/no go information I have if the weather's dicey.

This will be the first BattlePark for me sans kids, which is going to be kind of strange (I've got a seat open if someone would like to ride with). We've camped out there before, and other times we've just made day trips of it. Either way, it's big fun.

Posted by: Ted at 04:23 AM | category: Rocketry
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1 See you there! I'm going to test my eventual Level 3 vehicle: six inch, 11 foot long fiberglass IQSY Tomahawk, on a Contrail L1222 Sparky motor. Can't wait. Culpeper is always great, not least because Barbecue Country is about halfway down the road!

Posted by: Doug Pratt at October 31, 2005 08:57 AM (D6ZyB)

2 Are you headed for the BBQ place afterwards? I'm in if you'd care for the company.

Posted by: Ted at October 31, 2005 08:59 AM (blNMI)

3 You can bet I'll be there at least one day.Most likely Saturday.A friend of mine lives right down the road so I'm probably gonna do the "The Thing That Wouldn't Leave" thing with him later.
Now Ted I gotta ask;Did I miss y'all Saturday?I would have liked to come but no-one sent out any directions.I thought there would be the usual e-mail the night before,but nothing.
Also,I'm sad to say,that I will be but a spectator this time around.My membership expired with the NAR and frankly I'm just not that worried about renewing it right now.As long as NOVAAR will have me then I can live with just flying there......for now.Truth is i'm just trying to stretch my rocketry budget out as far as possible.I've been getting back into my plastic modeling quite a bit lately after having almost completely set it aside for a couple of years now rocketry and I'm afraid I'm just not rich enough to go Daddy Warbucks unlimited on both of them.

Posted by: Russ at October 31, 2005 03:29 PM (ObxzR)

4 That should have said;"a couple of years now FOR rocketry".

Posted by: Russ at October 31, 2005 03:32 PM (ObxzR)

5 Russ, I missed Saturday, but you're right about not getting any directions. Telling me that the launch is at a campground in "town" isn't really enough for me to go hunting it down.

I know what you mean though about membership. My NAR dues is an annual Christmas present from my wife, so that works out well. I'd paid up way in advance with NOVAAR, but it's been quite a while, so I'm probably behind in my club dues.

Posted by: Ted at October 31, 2005 06:50 PM (+OVgL)

6 Someone calling Haymarket a town?I think they're using the word waaaaaay too loosly.More like a pit stop on the I-66 Speedway to me.
Anyhow,yes I know what yer sayin' about the club dues.I got an e-mail reminding me about a month ago.I had thought that maybe I was taken off the list but I recieved an e-mail from Trip last night about the upcoming meeting and party so I don't reckon I was.At the last launch I attended I was about a month over.I had intended to pay that day but it totally slipped my mind.Yesterday would have been my first launch since but it didn't happen of course.I'll just catch`em again on the 19th.
Oh and BTW speaking of things I've been meaning to do......Expect a bundle of e-mails from me some time this week.Some cool stuff I've come across from time to time and couldn't help but to think you'd like.

Posted by: Russ at October 31, 2005 08:55 PM (ObxzR)

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