A big "Thank you" to everyone that came out last weekend to participate in Spring Fling 2016. We had 11 competitors including 1 A division and 1 team. Three sections were represented, JMRC, HUVARS, and SMASH. The weather was nearly perfect and we had a lot of great flights.
Here is a list of the event and meet champions along with the prizes they won provided by the JMRC.
B Helicopter Duration - Bob Alway (Estes Dark Silver)
B Boost Glider Duration - Buzz Nau (Estes Sky Dart)
E Egg Loft Altitude - Royal Rocketeer Team (Estes QCC Explorer)
Giant Sport Scale - Mark Chrumka (Estes Honest John)
Meet Runner Up - Michael Rangitsch 1005 points (Estes SLV)
Meet Champion - Bob Alway 1107 points (Estes Little Joe II)
After some discussion we decided to go ahead and have our launch this Saturday, April 9th, at MIS.
We see that the temps may be on the cool side (ok dang cold) but if we try to change the date it always seems to cause as many problems as it fixes.
Launch this Saturday at MIS!
Remember the gate at the launch field (Graves Campground) will be closed due to new MIS rules. You must enter at the main entrance 0.5 miles west of Graves. Stop at the guard shack, sign the form and they will give you directions to get into the launch site.
The trailer is always heated so you won't freeze.
And Pinky will be there running the JMRC cafe. Thanks Pinky!
MIS has a new security group in place and with that they have asked us to enter
Graves Campground through a different location off US 12. We will no longer be able to enter the Graves Campground site directly. Please enter into the main MIS
parking lot ~1/2 mile west of our normal entrance.
Follow the signs for "Check In". Be Sure to stop at the guard shack and sign the MIS Waiver Form. Once you're
through the gate you'll proceed forward 100 to 200 feet. Turn to the right. The
road will take you to the Tram # 9 station. From there you will see the
tunnel that goes "under" US-12, follow that to the Graves Launch Site. At the end of the day, you may leave the way that you entered. Drive
back to the MIS Security building. You'll see a Yellow grid painted on the
asphalt. Drive up to that point & the gate will open so that you can leave
for the day. It was repeated to us multiple times that this new procedure has
nothing to do with our group, MIS has not had an issue with the JMRC and they
do not foresee an issue since we leave the grounds in better shape than we found
it... so huge thanks to everyone that has helped in that regard!
Here are the launch dates and locations for the rest of 2016: March 19 at MIS April 9 at Horning #2 April 23-24 NAR Spring Fling at Horning #2 May 14-15 Crap Shoot launch, Muskegon May 28 at MIS or Horning #2 June 18 at MIS July 9 at MIS August 6 at MIS September TBD October 8 at MIS or Horning #2 November 12 at MIS or Horning #2