Launch Report

May 18, 2002
Billings, MT

Temp: 68.
Wind: 10 to 15 mph
Where: BLM land at 17 mile marker

Flights in order
RocketMotor
PML Thunder N LightningI211-W
Modified Estes Super Big BerthaH180-10W
Vaughn Bros. Javelin 4.0J350-W
Aerotech ArreauxG38-7FJ

Highlights
Small crowd for the third BSRA launch of the year. The weather was sunny but windy. My first launch was the PML Thunder N Lightning as a single stage on an I211-W. It was a nice flight to 3972 feet, but the nose cone separated. Next was the Super Big Bertha on a H180-10W. Then I flew the Javelin on a J350-W for a nice flight. The dual deployment worked as planned. The IA-X96 reported 2,810 feet. Last was the Arreaux on a G38-7FJ. Due to the wind, all the flights had long walks for recovery and the number of flights was therefore limited.

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