FlisKits 7th Anniversary
skies, cool temps and a wind to suck the breath from your
lungs! Whew! Yeah, it was a tad windy, but not
enough to prevent well over 200 flights from 1/8A to I motors!
We had well over
80 people attending the FlisKits 7th Anniversary launch
hosted by CMASS
at their Amesbury, MA field on September 19th. FlisKits
sponsored the launch with the field rental, flight passes,
free kits, free stickers & decals, a contest, cake and a
WHOLE LOTTA FUN!
Folks were flying
smaller motors to keep recovery walks down in the wind, but we
saw a LOT of flights for a windy day. Many FlisKits
models took to the air as folks attempted to win their pick of
any kit in our catalog for flying the most FlisKits kits for
the day. That honor went to Doug Gardei with 17 flights.
I also had the
chance to show off several new prototypes that will eventually
become kits later this winter and early spring, including our
boilerplate of the Goddard L-13 model (beautiful flight
too!). It was a thrill having folks come up to the booth
to show off their latest FlisKits build then watch them load
it up and fly it into the bright blue sky. Low power,
mid power, and high power. Young & old, guy and
gal. We were ALL out there braving the
Special thanks to
the CMASS core for hosting the launch, getting all the
equipment set up, manned and broken down at the end of the
day. Thanks also to all those who flew so many FlisKits
kits towards the end of day prize and also to everyone who
attended to help make the day that much more special.
The well wishes and wonderful flights made it all worthwhile.
The cake was a big
hit (always is) and vanished almost as fast as some of the
rockets that flew! We even had some asking for
seconds... ...TWICE... LOL
I took a few
pictures. Not as many as I had hoped. The booth
was just too busy. We didn't set up much of a booth
though. Just a few tables and boxes of product.
There simply was no sense in setting up the pop-up tents or
putting out product as it would have all simply blown across
the field. As I explained I don't mind chasing across
the field for a rocket that I've just launched, but I don't
want to chase after a rocket that's still in the bag...
Of course, now I
have to get to work documenting these new designs and get them
ready for release! Thank you all for a wonderful
anniversary launch and here's hoping for continued fun
throughout the month of September as we finish up our
anniversary month in high style.
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