March 09, 2005

BattlePark 2005

The Spring BattlePark 2005 Rocket Launch is scheduled for the weekend of April 29, 30 and May 1st. Located in Culpeper, Virginia, this is one of the premier events in the east, with rocketeers attending from all over the eastern U.S. and Canada. I'll be there both weekend days, and Mookie usually makes at least one if not both. This launch features some of the most interesting projects and flights around. As usual, spectators are free, kids fly their rockets for free, and you'll never meet a friendlier group of people. Come on out, walk around, talk to folks, ask questions, and be prepared to say 'wow'. And for those wondering about how high they might go, the club has already obtained an FAA waiver for flights to 15,000 feet.

You are invited and welcome. Contact me if you have any questions.

Posted by Ted at March 9, 2005 08:07 PM
Category: Rocketry

You know i'll be there.I'll be around this weekend,too.Will have a new CMR Manta glider clone to test for the upcoming B glider duration at NOVAAR.My first glider.Will have a brand new 24 mm Big Red Max,also.Hope to see ya there.

Posted by: Russ at March 9, 2005 10:53 PM

This weekend is looking kinda iffy for me. If the weather isn't right I've got a few projects at home that I should be taking care of.

Posted by: Ted at March 10, 2005 06:25 AM

Don't you wimp out on this weekend Ted! It's been raining in Woodbridge but nice out at the Meadow on more than 1 occasion.

Also, how long does it take to get to BattlePark from Woodbridge??

Posted by: Maelstrom at March 10, 2005 09:30 AM

Dale City to BattlePark is an hour and fifteen minutes, give or take a few. Pretty drive too. Now coming back sometimes takes longer because of traffic, but I like to get there early-ish in the mornings.

Posted by: Ted at March 10, 2005 10:25 AM

Is that all?? I may go out for a day myself then..

Posted by: Maelstrom at March 10, 2005 01:30 PM

Don't forget that the NEXT Battlepark launch is actually next weekend on Sunday.This almost fooled me because I thought it was the one that was canceled on the 20th of LAST month due to mud.However,the dates from last month and this month both fall on the same days.

Posted by: Russ at March 10, 2005 02:25 PM

Quite right Russ. I always invite folks who've never been to a launch before to the big Spring one because it's an event. The monthly spring and fall launches are smaller and more laid back.

Rich, if you'd like to ride along with me one day, let me know. Plenty of room in the truck for your gear.

Posted by: Ted at March 11, 2005 05:58 AM

A nice offer, thanks! Let me try to solidify things and I'll let you know.

Posted by: Maelstrom at March 11, 2005 08:51 AM
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