Don’t forget to post your pictures and videos from the May Launch at Eagle Eye site to the forums.
Remember, only 4 months left till the BALLS 23 launch!
The BOD has decided to have a May launch on the 24th and 25th at Eagle Eye. We have our 50,000ft waiver. So come join us! Fire restrictions are in place so no campfires will be allowed. We are going to start to collect launch fees for our launches as we need to purchase a few things such as launch pads and controllers for the Orbital Launch. Fees will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members. The fees cover the entire weekend.
We will have a fliers meeting first thing to go over the clubs launch procedures for the small venues at Eagle Eye. We want to maintain a safe relaxed atmosphere where all of our members contribute to the flight operations. Our intention is to maintain the Tripoli research rules while not having to burden volunteers to sit up at the range head and do RSO and LCO duty for several hours. In summary the procedures are as follows:
Every rocket will be required to have a flight card and go through the RSO/LCO requirements. We will identify all individuals that are L2 or greater and willing to RSO rockets and LCO. We will spend a few minutes to teach the LCOs how to operate the PA system. From that point forward, it will be the fliers responsibility to find one of the identified RSOs to inspect their rocket and sign their flight card. The flier will also be responsible to find someone willing to be LCO for their flight. It will be the LCOs responsibly to ensure that the flight card has been signed off by a RSO.
Thanks to all who attended the April launch. The weather didn’t cooperate Saturday, but Sunday gave us decent weather and good flights.
As the Phoenix daytime temperatures rise into the 100’s it is time to move inside and begin preparations for BALLS 23! Don’t forget to share your projects and travel plans with your TRAPHX club members in the forums.
See you in September!
Tuesday 03/19 0%
A mix of clouds and sun. High 84F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 03/20 20%
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 03/21 0%
Abundant sunshine. High 71F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 03/22 0%
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 73F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 03/23 0%
Morning clouds will give way to sunshine for the afternoon. High 77F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Don’t miss the April launch @ Eagle Eye site. This will be the last Tripoli Phoenix launch before the 100+ degree summer weather shows up in May/June and takes some of the fun out of flying rockets in Arizona. If you miss the April launch, you will have to wait till September when we venture to Blackrock for the BALLS launch, or October when we resume Arizona launching .
See you at the launch!