where: Nicholson, PA

Off go the soda bottles! Kevin checks in a rocket made of soda bottles. A gorgeous pink/maroon flame...
The Tomahawk landed very close to the launch site for a nearly effortless retrieval. A wee bit of trouble on the main. Seems the flat shroud lines took a while to untwist for full main opening. Beautiful separation.
This rocket flew like it was on a rod! According to the CP/CG spread, it was over-stable. However, I wouldn Just as the Tomahawk is lighting. Rubber Ducky gets to experience another thrilling pile of Newton-seconds spilling on its head.
The Tomahawk is ready for its maiden flight. And Tim ain I think Tim and Dan truly have a blast doing this stuff!
Dan steadies Tim Tim and Dan help Sam (I think) with his Level II Certification launch. Can you say "Heads up" launch for Drake
This guy woke everybody up! Armageddon blasts skyward. Sam
Can you say "Lawn Dart" -- or else it is a lost tip to a local jousting faire. A little sooty, but not too worse for the wear! Drake readies the flying bowling ball. Yup, you read that right! An 8# bowling ball is going for a ride. Unfortunately, the chutes never opened, and it was lost ;=(
A sight the rocket owner always likes to see. Eric Tim
MLG suffered some minor structural damage as the main popped out. Probably from 3 big shots on the same frame. Dan will switch to fiberglass wrapped on the next flight. MLG Ho-Jo successfully deployed the chutes. The Main was set to come out at 800
The pall of smoke was quite the scene. Patiently awaiting the drogue chute to deploy at apogee. These birds coasted what seemed to be at least half of their altitude. And off they went. The Ho-Jo got to ~5100 feet, and More Lori
Okay, I was a little slow on the camera "trigger." Holy Cow did these two make some noise! For the M-powered stuff, the launch pads are 500+ feet away for safety reasons. To the right, you can see Eric The rubber duckies pose as well...
A time to pose before the launch The boys decide to see what happens at the blast deflector ;=0 Tim listens for the reassuring beeps that the altimeter is armed and ready to perform it
If the rockets get any bigger, we These bad-boys are stuffed with M-1315 Big Power. Loading the "Ho-Jo" on the rail.
Dan, Andrew, and Lori (on the ridge), pose before the big drag race. That Loading More Lori
Tim (58 lb. Honest John) and Dan (56 lb. More Lori Straightening out the main chute prior to packing it in Tim Preparing to insert the chute.
Dan skillfully "chains" the shroud lines. Setting up the rocket on the pad.
Blast off! This chubby (not so) little guy flies great! Caught as the motor just begins to produce thrust.
The rocket "chuffs" before finally launching Andrew Threading the e-match into the powder charge receptacle.
Working on the altimeter and preparing the separation mechanism. Each launch needs to register Arranging the low power launch pads.
Getting set up in the morning