Michiana Rocketry Members and Friends,

The MIDWESTBLAST2 Launch is a GO 

The weather for this Saturday and Sunday April 22 and 23 Launch is looking pretty good. No rain is being forecasted. Saturday may be a little cloudy but still expecting some open sky with high cloud ceiling to be able to launch high power. Sunday is forecast to be very sunny with 0% clouds, and wind speed on both days not to bad either.   

Updated news about our FAA waiver for MIDWESTBLAST2, while our standard 12,000 FT waiver will be in place for the complete launch, the FAA has approved and granted us a 16,000 FT waiver for Saturday April 22nd for the hours of 12 PM to 2PM EST. I believe this is the highest waiver available anywhere in the Midwest so if you have a high flyer this is your chance.  

Information about the MIDWESTBLAST2 launch schedule:
Michiana Rocketry will be hosting a 2 day launch our MIDWESTBLAST2 on April 22 and 23, 2017 Three Oaks, MI. The launch on Saturday/Sunday will be at the usual times of set up at 9 am and flying from 10 am to 5 pm EST. Note: To get a good start on this we will be setting up on Friday April 21st starting at 3 pm EST so if you can come and help out this will be much appreciated. 

MWB2 T-shirt orders are in and they look fabulous. For everyone who pre-ordered a T-shirt they will be available at the tables near the RSO table. We did end up making a few extra T-shirts that can be purchased at MWB2 but in limited supplies, so if interested come by the T-shirt table as soon as possible before they sell out. The cost is $20 each and are high quality Hanes full color printed shirt. Note: All profits will be donated to Michiana Rocketry, thank you for supporting MWB2.




Also, new for this year is a take home sculpture keepsake cast in high quality resin that was custom sculpted by a local artist who also does work for Mattel toys and has also sculpted several sci-fi and monster movie back drop pieces. The MWB2 sculpture will be giving out free to anyone who registers to launch at MIDWESTBLAST2. It will look great sitting on your trophy shelf or your rocket assembly bench. The sculpture will have the words:
in scripted on each sculpture to remember the MWB2 launch you participated in.
Thanks to ROCKETPOXY for sponsoring and donating the resin casting material, RTV molding rubber, color pigments, and time to cast the sculptures.



Launch details: (Also see attached brochure on home page)
We launch on huge farm fields capable of launching everything from A to M motors.
We are approximately 1 hour drive from Chicago.
Launch times both days 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Waiver to 12,000 Feet, additional 16,000 Feet waiver will be in effect April 22, 12;00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Motors permitted up to M impulse size, EX both days,
Sparkys = Yes, We luv them
On site fully adjustable NEW LAUNCH PADS launch pads:
8 Low Power pads ( A thru E) 1/8 to 1/4 inch rods
4 Mid Power pads (F,G H,I) 1 inch (1010) rails, 3/8,1/2 rods
4 High Power pads (J,K,L) 1 inch (1010) rails
2 Extreme High Power Pad (M) 1.5 inch (1515) rail, 280 pound limit
Launch controller WilsonFX digital wireless
Daily Registration/launch fee per day: Members $10 Non-members $15, both days $20
Multiple vendors will be onsite both days, we are expecting Countyline hobbies, Impulse buys, and Wildman Rocketry
Two Porta Potties, Hand washing station and trash dumpster provided.
Food: Saturday Onsite Pigroast with several sides, cherry cobbler, and soda /water
Food provided by award winning BBQ master
Saturday night after launch meet/party/BS session at Nelson's Saloon (yes kid friendly)
at 18 N. Elm St, Downtown Three Oaks MI

We can always use volunteers to help in setting up, breaking down, and work the LCO and RSO positions for this launch, I am planning to meet at the Three Oaks Launch field Friday April 21st around 3 pm with trailer to start getting our field set up. Remember we all need to help share the responsibility of running the club.
So, let’s all come on out and have a great time.
Go to http://www.michianarocketry.org/ for the latest launch update and map to field
John Olevich
Michiana Rocketry