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The Saturday of this weekend was spent at the Weather Festival at the Clay Center Observatory in Brookline, MA.  These first images are from that festival
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My  booth setup with a focus on beginners and education
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Some other booths and displays around the upper section included many with experiments the kids could perform with regard to weather
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Many topics were covered, either directly or indirectly related to weather
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They even had an active HAM radio set up with experienced operators
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The NERFC display regarding river and other waterway forecasts.
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Here I have a small group of kids building Whatchamacallit kits.  We have done this in the past with mixed results.  This year was incredible with each group larger than the one before!
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Over the span of 3 hours we hosted 3 build session with over 20 kids in all!
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Many of the kids were old enough to do all the work themselves.  Others needed the additional help from mom or dad.
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It was a wonderful experience with everyone in the family getting involved
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Everyone had a great time and got to walk away with a flyable model rocket and instructions on how to get it into the air (as well as information about our club launches)
The next day was our 2nd October club launch with CMASS in Amesbury, MA.  It was a very windy day but we STILL got in over 200 flights!

We also held a drawing where you received tickets every time you flew a FlisKits model rocket kit.  Over 47 tickets were given out meaning that over 20% of the kits flown this day were FlisKits!  WOW!  Congrats to Bob Harrington for having his ticket drawn for a free kit.

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Tony (with the camera) and Bill have a drag race!
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I fell in love with this Deuce's Wild!  The young man who flew it asked if you got a raffle ticket for each DIFFERENT rocket or for every flight even if it was the SAME rocket.  I told him, every flight, so if you only had one rocket, fly it lots of times for lots of tickets.  He must have flown this Deuce 6 times!
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Perfect flight, start to finish!
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Different Deuce.  There were a lot of them in the air today.
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Paul gets his micro doo-Hickey on the pad.
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And I caught it in flight!  These buggars are hard to get pictures off as they come off the pad so fast.
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Triskelion
away! (there's that Deuce on the pad again :) )
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This launch was interesting.  You can see the left motor under full thrust whereas the right motor is JUST coming up to power...
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Boris with his 7 E9 cluster saucer.  oh man...  
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Very kewl rocket with flame fins!
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A 2-stage Cheetah takes to the air.  I saw about 4 Cheetah launches, 2 of them dual stage.  All parts recovered on all flights.
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Hooking up the clips on a Whatchamacallit
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Four D12 motors make for quite a show.
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You can see the effect of the strong winds as the motor exhaust is quickly blown away.
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A naked Thing-a-ma-Jig turns in a great flight on a C motors.
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Even the HERC-5 got to show her colors!
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Tony's Morning Star put in a great flight on a C11 motor
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Scott put everyone in the mood for Halloween with his pumpkin rocket!
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This is why I love flying with Scott...  It's raining pumpkins! LOL
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HERC-5 under full power
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Skyhook (i believe) underway
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Oh!  Just too kewl!
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We even had a fair share of high power birds fill the clear skies.
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Tony hooks the clips up to one of his Quest birds (can't recall the models name)
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THIS is why we do clusters!  Boris' 7 E motor cluster saucer screams into the air!
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A Drake joins the other birds in the sky
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Looks as cool in the air as it does on the ground.
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There's that Deuce again!
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A very nicely done Mercury Atlas is lofted on 3 D motors!
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A Tres takes a very odd turn WITH the wind after clearing the launch rod.  Very odd indeed.
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These are the types of model rockets that lead to UFO reports... LOL
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For such a windy day we did have a nice crowd, but this was a small launch by CMASS standards, for sure.
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HA!  I captured Paul's doo-Hickey on her second flight too!
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Doug's Mars Lander on a D13.  Wow!
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A bit out of focus, but Paul's Little Joe II put in a great flight on the HPR pads
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Beautiful recovery too.  Too bad it nailed the hard pack roadway resulting in broken fins...
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Yet another Deuce takes to the air!
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Richter Recker
on 3 D12's turned in a great flight even in the wind!
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