a problem with aliens? Intercept them!
flown and worked with Ronald Dunn many times over the last 22+ years. Having met online about 1997, we've launched together
on many fields and under all kinds of conditions including a strip mine and at all kinds of junior high and high school programs.
I have to say he's been a tireless worker for our club as a member and for more than his share of years as president of The Birmingham Rocket Boys.
so many years of blood, sweat, tears and a chunk of his own money, it's past time for me to make a point of thanking him here
on Fire & Smoke and to recognize his contribution to our club and the schools and students of the area. From 5 year olds
to USLI college students going for scholarships and grants, Ron has more than earned the respect and gratitude of all who
have known him.
Above, you see Ron's, Mach 1 Alien Interceptor. On this flight it hit 9,630 feet at 605 mph on a L 875 and yes, it was recovered in good shape.
So, to a great worker, leader and friend, awesome job, Ron!
Of course, Ron knows great sci-fi
when he sees it. ��
Don't get abducted this Halloween!
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Above you see a rare photo of Dave Miller, appropriately dressed in black as owner of the clandestine black ops organization
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When our friend Pete Barrett, isn't commanding the space forces of DSSF he enjoys
hobby rocketry near his home in Hornchurch U.K.. Pete has just finished the rocket he'll use for his level 3 attempt sometime
next Spring and he calls it, The Garfield Express. There's even a nice decal of Garfield on the fins. As you can see, standing about 9 feet tall the rocket is just a tad taller
The photo above shows the difference between a single Estes D size motor
and the M casing you see here. The
D engine is the little casing below the M motor casing.
Tentatively, Pete plans to fly Garfield on a M 1770 Skidmark depending on the final prepped weight; about 55-60 pounds.
He can always bump the engine if needed, to reach approximately 6,000+ feet.
Naturally, Pete wants Garfield to be comfortable and protected on the way to the field next Spring. What
you see above is a tiger pattern rocket sock / koozie he's made for that purpose. Pretty cool, huh!
Of course we'll post his launch photos here as soon as we have them, so definitely something to look forward to from Pete, not too far away.
As rocket men & women we feel like
we can make anything fly; ANYTHING!
I saw this among the Midland Sky photos I knew I had to include it here.
This is a great launch for such a draggy vehicle
and a real testament to the flyer's abilities.
Safely under chute is the last phase of
a good flight, ready to go again!
this totally cool! Maybe even gnarly dude!
She'll go with you anywhere! Kevin, owner and moderator at the Alien Soup  sci-fi
forum, enjoys Rocket Babe - Dust Storm between innings at a recent ballgame!
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