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April 4 2009 launch report (4/9/2009)

On Saturday, April 4th, the annual AVHS "Invitational" Launch was held at Apple Valley High School.  The day was overcast with a light breeze from the east.

AVHS TARC teams made a number of launches including some successful qualification flights.  There were also quite a few sport launches by MASA members Ted Cochran, Alan Estenson, Scott Gleason, Glen Overby, Dwayne Shmel, and David Whitaker.  Ted had a great flight of his Interceptor E on an E15.  His Space Shuttle, unfortunately, pranged when the parachute didn't emerge or the orbiter separate.

The infamous AVHS trees didn't claim any victims this year, and only one TARC rocket had to be retrieved from the branches.  Scott Gleason used up a good measure of karma when his Interceptor came down in the only sizeable clearing in the woods.

Thanks also to everyone who helped carry out the range equipment!

The Details:

Full launch tally (PDF)

The totals were:  38 flights, 39 motors.  The cumulative total impulse was 664 Ns with an average total impulse of  17 Ns.  The motor breakdown follows:

Type

# Burned

MicroMaxx 0

1/4A

1

1/2A

0

A

3

B

6

C

15

D

3

E

11

F

0
G 0

H

0
I 0

J

0

 

(Alan Estenson)

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