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Mrs. Shute helps many of her students as we prep our models for flight
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Motors installed, we now work on packing our streamers
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A bee-hive of activity as family members and packs of 3rd graders look on.
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Whata group!
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WOW Bright clothes and bright rockets!
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More perfection in the form of flights!
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Lighting was changing constantly and it was a chore keeping the camera setting correct...
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Looking good!
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Nice launch captured against the trees
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Looking back at the crowd.  Our "Launch Officer" is on the far right, near the car.
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Love the attitude!
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Good flight too!
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Straight as an arrow!  The low wind today allowed us to launch virtually straight up!
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Resulting in many flights landing right back in the thick of things!
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Why do I get the impression that this young many was (or IS) a champion at that old game "Operation"... ??
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Look ma!  I built this!
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Launch of the 1st, but I missed the 2nd one!
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Getting closer to having the rockets match the clothing... LOL
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So long as they fly, it's all good!
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WHOOSH!
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Good position!
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This is getting scary with the color matching... LOL
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Straight up!
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Lookit her go!
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Thank goodness there was no attempt to match the rocket color in clothing for this pair!  man...
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Sailing away!
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But, not too far!
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Finding altitude!
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and coming home to mama!
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Another pair ready to fly!
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And fly they do!
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Whew! Nearly missed this one!
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The "Rocket Boys of Plaistow"
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Great boost!  Note the motor sticking way out the back end.  The motor tube was crinkled and this was the best we could do.  The design of the rocket allowed for good stability even in this situation.
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If I get one shot a year, like this, it is worth all of the time and effort.  That is one HAPPY boy!
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I missed the launch of the 2nd one, but got this recovery shot!
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Gotta do the work if you want to fly
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Even the girls!
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Proud of their job so far, but the proof is in the pudding!
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Making pudding! :)
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Great flight!
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Nearing the end of the class, we're still all smiles and excitement!
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For good reason too!  Another perfect flight!
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Up, in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a, um, you know, and um, Whatchamacallit!
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AWWWWWW  The teachers young daughter is going to fly her rocket too!
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I love it!  But, like everyone else, if you want to fly you have to do the work!
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Posing with her support team!
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NUTS! I missed the launch, getting only smoke, but still a great picture :)
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Here's the return for a perfect ending to 2nd period!

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