We had another full meeting last night and covered a lot. First up was a review of our calendar of events.
On Monday, August 22 we will be doing a presentations and demonstration launch for the Broken Arrow 4-H club at 7 PM. The club is located about halfway between 129th and 145th on 81st street. Look for the 4-H logo on a white building on the south side of the street. The event will include a presentation, question and answer session and then a demonstration launch in the field to the west of their club house. Stop by if you have some time or a small rocket you would like to demonstrate.
On Wednesday, August 24 we will be meeting at Hobbytown at 71st and Memorial to take down our rockets before they move. They will be closing for a week at the end of August while they move to a new location a few blocks north on Memorial. Their new location will be in the shopping area near Red Lobster on memorial.
We will have an exhibit at the Maker Faire on August 27 at Expo Square’s Central Park Hall from 10 AM to 5 PM. We will have the full Nike-ASP on display along with rockets built by our members and other rocketry related stuff. If you have a rocket that you want to show off, please stop by and join us. We need to staff this for the whole event, so stop by and help us out.
Airfest is September 2 through 5 at Argonia, KS. We will be launching our Nike-ASP project on the first opportunity that the weather permits. If you are planning on coming up, please let me know and we’ll try to save you a spot with our group.
September 10 is the big High Frontier work session at Hal Ellis’s house. Please put this on your calendar as we need everyone’s help to get ready. If you’ve never been to his house, let me know and I’ll get you directions.
Finally, High Frontier is September 24 and 25 and we continued our planning for the event.
Hal Ellis and myself visited the Chamber of Commerce in Pawhuska and met with the city manager out at the airport. Please take a minute and look at pawhuskachamber.com. You will find a spot on their new website highlighting our event and it is a really slick site as well. We are working on filling out the information, but this was a real surprise for us. They are helping us promote the event and get the word out as well.
We also went to the airport, located all of the fence post holes and marked out extensions for the main fence line and the fence for the low power pads. The city will get us holes dug along with steel pipe to put the posts in. The fence extensions will help with the low power pads and enable us to spread the field out so we can keep the low power pads going while people rack rockets on the high power pads.
I would like to thank Andrew Lathrop for helping us find a great deal on porta potties this year, and Hal Ellis, Jon Kerfoot, Chris Jones, Brien Wood, Dave Towers, Jeff Chaplin, Glen Thomason, and Mark Piersall for volunteering to help get ready for this event.
High Frontier runs on volunteers and I need everyone to help out in any way they can and especially with range duty. If we can’t get the positions staffed, then we shut down the event. It is clear from talking to anyone that has ever attended High Frontier that they love the event. I know that everyone wants to have fun, but we need to give some to make that happen. If you haven’t signed up for range duty, please do so. We have positions available no matter your background, experience, or certification level. As an incentive, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a Wildman Punisher SS kit for each shift you work. This is an all fiberglass kit with red tubing, black fins, a 38 mm motor mount, and red nosecone with an aluminum tip.
If you haven’t registered for High Frontier, please do so. T-Shirt sales end on August 30 and registration closes on September 12. If you registered or tried to buy a t-shirt and didn’t get a confirmation e-mail, please let me know. We had some early problems with this and want to make sure we didn’t miss anyone.
Finally, if you are planning on being in a drag race, please make sure you have one of the official drag race motors or contact Wildman Oklahoma (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get one.
That’s all for now, have a great weekend.