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We had a GREAT launch!
I apologize though, as I was having problems with my camera (need to get a new one) and missed many shots.  Plenty to see here though, so have fun!
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Launch field all set up as I wait for my first class!
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All preped and ready to fly!
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First two rocketeers ready to go.
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Camera problems haunted me all day, so I missed a lot of launch pix and even some posing pix....  Here is the SECOND rocket of the day :)
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It was a bright sunny morning (which also played havoc with the camera as I didn't have my setting right...)
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LIFTOFF!
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The little ones seem to have the BIGGEST smiles!
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Off we go!
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Love the paint jobs on ALL the rockets!  Great job ladies!
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And they fly as well as they look!
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The moment of ignition
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The momentous day of flight.
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WHOOSH!
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Attitude.  I LOVE the attitude poses! :)
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One great flight after another!
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Young rocket scientist in the making!
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And what a great start they have, too!
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Posing together!
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Into the sky!
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Here, our next group is preparing their recovery device.
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Working hard for a successful flight.
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After the streamer, we're ready for the motors!
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And now, we're ready to fly!
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And FLY we do!
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Gusty winds kept the pads angled over so we would recover them in the field.  Still, we lost (i think) 2 to the trees.
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Friends in rocketry (but I missed their launches!)
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Looking good!
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Under power!
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Full up ignition!
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Proud of their work!
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For good reason too!
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Just one good flight after another!
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Now there's a pose!
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Interesting deflection of the motor exhaust around the body of the rocket!
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Our older ladies with the D-Nelson Tomahawk!
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Good boost on a B6-4
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Beautiful recovery against the clouds.  This is normally a parachute recovery model, but the parachutes turned up missing so we went with streamers.  Worked great!
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Right back, at the edge of the field!
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Next up, perfect!
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Landing right near the first one!
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The girls are done!  Now on to the boys!
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After much prep and explanation, the kids are ready!
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Great boost on an A8-3!
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Nice, near-field recovery too.
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And we have LIFTOFF!
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I was about this age when I first discovered model rocketry.  But I didn't have anyone to help me!
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A blown motor nozzle (we actually had 5 of these).  We replaced the motor and re-launched at the end of class.
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Next one puts in a perfect flight! (note the first one never left the pad, but has puked its streamer...)
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Next up!
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WHOOSH!
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And AWAY we go!
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Almost!
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Some happy rocketeers!
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Another blown nozzle.  Everyone happened on pad number1, for some reason...
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Good burn on pad #2
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Someone didn't want his picture taken :)  But its all good!
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Even the counselors got into it!
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Good flights too!
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But, they were no better at catching them than the kids were!  But it looked like they were having fun!
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Next group up.  This group didn't have time to paint, but still had a ball!
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And they fly just as well too!
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Light that candle!
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Almost caught!
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Dressed for the occasion! 
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WHOOSH!
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I guess a tie DOES make'em fly better!
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Coming in and going out!
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Looking good!
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Burn, baby, burn!
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One happy rocketeer!
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And lookit her go!
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I love it when I get "attitude" for the posed shot!
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Attitude is good, if you got the rocket to back it up!  They do!
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OH! A blown nozzle on pad 2!  (first and only one!)
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You talkin' to me!?
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Next group arrives as we are finishing up.
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Which camera to look at...?
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Older and younger, it's fun for all!
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Great flight!
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Closest to the pad!
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Nice burn!
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Older kids, with the D-Nelson Tomahawk model (last group)
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Missed many of the flights, but it's still good! :)
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Got these though!
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Nice burn!
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Again with the cameras... LOL
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Missed the launch, but nice recovery.
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Looking good!
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Moment of ignition
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And we have liftoff!
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New rocket scientist!
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Gotta love the liftoff
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Pop the clutch!
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More smiles!
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Real speed!
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WHOOSH!
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Ready to fly!
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oh!  Just at the moment of ignition!
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Still on the pad, motor coming up to pressure!
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Last flight of the day!
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Picture perfect!

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