years. Eight of the quickest years I think I have ever
experienced. Our 8th anniversary launch, perfectly
hosted by CMASS and attended by about 200 enthusiastic
rocketeers, friends and families was the most spectacular to
Special thanks to
for his efforts to get the upscale Tres prepped and
into the air, including painting the new nose cone we had
to get for it and sponsoring one of the motors.
Tulanko for providing permission to fly what is surely
one of his prize possessions.
Angelo (Sandman) for such a quick turn around on that
for helping us out at the last minute with a motor
(my wife) for putting up with me as we prepared for this
launch and kit release.
daughter) for spending her afternoon with dad on his
special day :)
All of the CMASS
volunteers who set the range up, ran it and then broke it
all down again.
both old and new, who helped defray the cost of this
launch by purchasing their much needed rocketry gear from
When we started
this company in 2002 we began with 12 kits and nothing
else. We now have over 70 kits in production and over
200 parts and accessories. When Kathy and I look back on
how HARD it was to coordinate those first 12 kits and the
logistical headache that presented, we laugh. TWELVE
kits?? Man, we could do that with our eyes closed today!
LOL The things we have learned over the years. 12
To say this event
went off perfectly would be an understatement.
Everything seemed to go without a hitch from getting the Tres
into the air, the weather, the two new kits being ready on
time, the hundreds of launches (362 in all), and all of the
well wishes. It couldn't have gone better!
Oh yes, the
cake. The cake is always a BIG hit and this year was no
different. Like ants on a cookie, when we announced that
cake was being served the field cleared out as everyone made
their way to the FlisKits booth. (hey, if I can't get
them there for free raffles, great kits and friendly service,
I will bribe them with cake! Whatever it takes :) )
Enjoy this photo
album and watch for updates as I get pictures in from others
(and hopefully a video or two...). If you can help me
identify certain rockets and/or owners, just drop me an
email. We have some exciting plans for next year (and
the upcoming 10th anniversary too), but right now we have to
unpack the truck and get ready for the upcoming week.
Till next year...
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