by Mike Pleban, MaryBeth & Bill Clune
photos by Rick Cornell
Our July launch was very special, it marked the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. NAR requested all its Sections to schedule a launch that day to commemorate that amazing accomplishment! In order for us to be able to do this, we had the privilege to share the field with the Flying Aces a “free flight” model airplane event much like NSL. What a great way to see and share our hobby with other hobbyists and visa versa.
Do to us sharing the field we set up where we did for NYPOWER, the launch was well attended, 67 flyers over the weekend. We set up that morning and had a club meeting in the Swanson building to cool off before flying, it was a very, very warm weekend. At the club meeting the BOD shared financial information to the members on the cost of running the club and answered questions about NARAM. Overall it was a quick meeting, we wanted to fly!
There were several Saturn V flown over the weekend, Dan MacNeal even had a scratch built Lunar lander very impressive to say the least. At 3:17pm we launched Saturn V’s to commemorate the exact touch down on the moon, in all we had 14 Saturn V’s take to the air on Saturday.
We were hoping to have a night launch Saturday night but weather moved in, that didn’t stop us from having our usual potluck dinner and enjoy some great food sharing rocket stories and enjoying the night sky, yes we saw the International Space Station fly bye.
What would a MARS launch be without certification flights.
Eric Gallo Flew a Madcow Tomach on a J150p fora successful Level 2
Flight’s per Person
Once again the “Thrust Master” Jackson Pembroke showed us all how it is done with 17 FLIGHTS
|1– Ellie||1– Richard||2– Alex|
|4– Dick Beery||3– Tyler Maillet||1– Ryan Maillet|
|1– Paw Psaw Najma Kulmige||2– Kyle Maillet||4– Chris Conley|
|1– Anson Zhang, Me Reh||2– MaryBeth Clune||7– Bill Clune|
|1– Sailbrswy, Dweb||1– Andrew Baird||1– Owen Baird|
|1– Pawlermoo, Hakima||1– Ryan||2– Scott Pinkham|
|1– Lynn Matwijko||5– Abby MacNeal||5– Dan MacNeal|
|2– Lyla||4– Todd Smith||2– Eric Gallo|
|2– Bill Knowles||1– Veronica Gallo||2– Michele McCortney|
|9– Miles McCortney||2– Bill Knowles||2– Steve Rea|
|1– MaMa Lil||3– PaPa Joe||1– Josh Loosmore|
|2– Andy Saccoi||2– Evan Brown||2– DeWain Feller|
|3– Pavel||3– Chris Jezewicz||5– Tom McCarthy|
|1– Matthew Tomer||5– Dave Tomer||1– Evan Brown|
|17– Jackson Pembroke||5– Dennis Jurus||4– Troy Jurus|
|3– Emily Rohrs||3– Charlie Rohrs||1– Andy Rohrs|
|2– John Osborn||1– Kevin Crawford||1– Aaron Crawford|
|1– Laura||1– Calvin Kirsch||1– Randy Kirsch|
|2– Dave Plankenhorn||3– Bill Wojtyla||1– John Pembroke|
|1– John Ballow||1– Roman||2– Stephen Wiltse|
|3– Matt Wiltse||1– Kevin Crawford||2– Mike Pleban|