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April's Spring Fling

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contestsThe  Springfling  Contest was held at the April launch a continuation of March contest.  A big thanks go to Fred & Deb Williams, Cathy Redd, Michael Funk, and Diane for the tracking help they gave.  Each spent a few hours in the hot sun doing this thankless job and their help was much appreciated.  Also a big thanks goes to those who helped with timing.  Unfortunately too many names to mention.  Another  thanks to Mitch Adamson for providing a system to ensure all motors lit for the cluster event.  Finally another big thanks to Fred Williams for filling in with CD duties when my son needed attention.

We had two individual fliers and three teams enter the contest.

Here are the final results and points earned

C Division

Meet Champion Steve Anderson 392
Second Bruce Bell 162

T Division

Meet Champion Dizzy Dog 400
Second Bofus 108
Third Interkosmos 64

Some flights of note come the Cluster Altitude event. Dizzy Dog set a national record with 537m.  I think this will be tough
to beat. Bruce Bell?s first flight was 121m with 4 of 6 engines lighting.  The rocket headed west but was recovered and he flew it again but the track did not close.  The altitude was 497m which would have been a new record if the track had closed. Steve Anderson was happy he lit all six motors.

Thanks again to all those that participated and helped with the range duties.

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