Launch Report

March 16, 2002
Billings, MT

Temp: Upper 30s.
Wind: 10 to 15 mph
Where: BLM land at 17 mile marker

Flights in order
RocketMotor
Modified Estes Super Big BerthaG40-7W
Aerotech ArreauxG40-7W
Modified Estes Super Big BerthaH73-6J
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0J315-R

Highlights
Small crowd for the first BSRA launch of the year. The wind got worse and it became colder throughout the day. My first launch was the Super Big Bertha on a G40-W. It was a nice flight, and the upper level winds were much less than at ground level. Next was the Arreaux on another G40-W. Then I flew the Super Big Bertha again, this time on a H73-6J. It had a nice flight and landed about 10 yards away. Then I flew the Javelin on a J315-R for a nice flight. The dual deployment worked as planned. The IA-X96 reported 3,149 feet. Between the cold and the wind I called it a day.

Launch photos by John Holderith.

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