REPORTS

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Last Updated:  2022-06-21

WSR Flight Report: June 18, 2022

Rip Rap
Last updated: 2022–06–21

The club held a sport launch at Rip Rap Field. With the temperature rising from the mid 60s to mid 70s (F) throughout the launch window, winds in the 7–9 mph range, and beautiful clear skies the 30 fliers launched 128 rockets.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
128 130 30 0 1 948.44 0 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
1 0 6 19 31 49 8 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Joe S. 18 Micah H. 5 Carter de W. 3 Dani H. 1
Mike R. 10 Amelia 5 Adon 3 Rick W. 1
Bill W. 10 Scott H. 5 Grant O. 3 Mikayia A. 1
Jeff F. 8 Shawn 4 Emilio F. 2 Aditya A. 1
Dani P. 7 Emerick E. 4 Eesham P. 2 Erick W. 1
Ron S. 6 Jonathan E. 4 Allyson 2 Eric L. 1
Lucas H. 6 Lee B. 3 Xander C. 2
Tom S. 5 Oliver 3 Sam 2

WSR Outreach Report: June 14, 2022

Starbase Summer Camp
Last updated: 2022–06–14

Ron S. and Randy B. conducted Ron’s Starbase summer camp build and fly. Tweleve campers built Astra IIIs. With temperatures in the 90s, winds in the 5–8mph range, and mostly cloudy skies 24 flights were flown. There were 8 first time flyers at the launch.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
24 24 12 0 0 50.24 8 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 10 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WSR Flight Report: June 4, 2022

Rip Rap
Last updated: 2022–06–14

The club held a sport launch at Rip Rap Field. With the temperature rising from the mid 70s to low 80s (F) throughout the launch window, light winds in the 2–5 mph range, and beautiful clear skies the 20 fliers launched 122 rockets.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
122 136 20 4 3 1426.85 0 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 6 19 22 45 14 13 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Joe S. 23 James D. 6 Emillio F. 4 Oliver 3
Mike R. 16 Amelia 6 Carter de W. 3 Jacob 3
Dani P. 10 Jeff J. 5 Connor L. 3 Derek M. 3
Ron S. 9 Lucas H. 5 Randy B. 3 Gabe M. 2
Shawn 7 Micah H. 5 Tom S. 3 Brady 3

WSR Flight Report: May 28, 2022

Rip Rap
Last updated: 2022–06–14

The club held a sport launch at Rip Rap Field. With the temperature rising from the mid 60s to upper 70s (F) throughout the launch window, light winds in the 2–4 mph range, and mostly cloudy skies the 15 fliers launched 85 rockets.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
85 87 15 1 0 339.77 0 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
2 0 0 19 40 15 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Joe S. 28 Dave C. 5 Jeff J. 3 Micah H. 2
Carter de W. 8 Emilio F. 5 Randy B. 3 Daniel F. 2
Emerick E. 8 Mike R. 5 Connor L. 3 Emily 1
Tom S. 6 Jonathon E. 4 Lucas H. 2

WSR Flight Report: May 16, 2022

Scout Pack 85 Build and Fly
Last updated: 2022–06–07

Randy B. conducted a build and fly with Scout Pack 85. Thirty scouts built some Astra IIIs and Red Diamonds. With temperatures in the low 70s, winds in the 5–10mph range, and partly cloudy skies 61 flights were flown. There were 29 first time flyers at the launch.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
61 61 31 0 0 148.11 29 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 6 54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WSR Flight Report: May 15, 2022

Crestview Baptist
Last updated: 2022–06–07

Crestview Baptist held a build and fly with the assistance of WSR members. Lee B. reports they could not have asked for a better day. Beautiful sky and warm tempeture. Low winds. Over 60 people attended lunch and 31 built a rocket. There was a total of 36 flights including 26 first time flyers. Randy B. flew 3 demo flights. One of his flights was the staged double saucer. Jay B. launched his JayHawk. Thank you volunteers Lee B., Randy B., Jay B., Jeff F., Joe S., John and his brother.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
36 37 33 1 0 75.37 26 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 24 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WSR Flight Report: May 10, 2022

Good Shepherd Montessori
Last updated: 2022–05–10

Five WSR members helped twenty-nine 7th and 8th-grade students and 1 teacher fly Quest Astra IIIs. Two weeks prior Randy B. and Lee B. from WSR had helped the students build the rockets. The weather was picture perfect in the high 70s/low 80s during the launch window with light winds and almost cloudless. The students learned to prep their own rockets and how to set up their rockets on the pad. Randy B. also flew 3 demonstration flights including a two-stage Jupiter.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
63 64 31 1 0 96.89 26 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 53 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WSR Flight Report: April 23, 2022

Federal Road
Last updated: 2022–05–02

The club held a sport and high-powered launch at Federal Road. With the temperature rising from the low 70s to low 80s (F) throughout the launch window, fluctuating winds in the 10–15 mph range, and partly cloudy skies the 17 fliers launched 47 rockets. Finally, congratulations to Adam B. (Junior Level 1) and Ryan C. (Level 2) for their successful certification flights.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
47 49 17 1 1 6921.33 0 1 1
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 3 2 0 9 10 4 5 5 4 3 1 3 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Bill E. 10 Lee B. 3 Allan H. 2 Adam B. 1
Mike R. 6 Emilio F. 3 Carter de Werd 1 Ryan C. 1
Connor L. 4 Tom S. 2 Joe H. 1
Jeff J. 4 Jay B. 2 Joe S. 1
Shawn 3 Mark L. 2 Jon S. 1

WSR Flight Report: April 3, 2022

Federal Road
Last updated: 2022–04–08

The club held a sport and high-powered launch at Federal Road. With the temperature rising from 40 to 51 (F) throughout the launch window, fluctuating winds in the 8–12 mph range, and mostly cloudy skies the 21 fliers and teams launched 68 rockets. Three TARC and two university teams came to fly with WSR. Finally, congratulations to Josh W. for a successful Level 2 flight.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
68 74 21 3 1 12175.66 0 0 1
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 1 9 8 6 5 2 24 2 8 4 1 2 2 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Bill E. 10 Mark L. 3 Josh W. 2 Dave C. 1
Mike R. 8 Tom S. 3 Carter de Werd 2 Cedarville Univ. 1
4H TARC. 8 Joe H. 3 Orion TARC 2 Penn State Univ. 1
Rohan B. 6 Amelia 3 Jason S. 2
Shawn 3 Aadhar B. 2 Atlas TARC 2
Lee B. 3 Emilio F. 2 Jay B. 1

WSR Flight Report: March 28, 2022

Federal Road
Last updated: 2022–03–29

The club held a special launch to help TARC teams on a Monday which became a high power and sport launch at Federal Road. With the temperature in the high 20s to high 30s (F) and a wind chill that never got above 30 (F), fluctuating winds in the 9 to 14 mph range but slowly slacking off as the day wore on, and partly cloudy skies clearing later in the day they launched 37 rockets. Five TARC teams joined in the flying and two qualifying flights were made.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
37 43 14 1 1 1366.55 0 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 1 7 4 11 3 3 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Dave C. 6 Lucas 3 Mason TARC 2 Lidia F. 1
Lee B. 6 Prometheus TARC 3 Carter de Werd 1 Atlas TARC 1
Jay B. 4 New Albany TARC 3 Emilio F. 1
Randy B. 3 Orion TARC 2 Daniel F. 1

WSR Flight Report: March 20, 2022

Federal Road
Last updated: 2022–03–29

After having un-cooperative weather, the club finally got a high power and sport launch at Federal Road. With the temperature climbing to the upper 50s (F), fluctuating winds in the 10 to 12 mph range but slowly slacking off as the day wore on, and partly cloudy skies clearing later in the day they launched 25 rockets. Mike R. made his 2000th documented flight! Johnathan E. earned the L2 with a J340M. Emilio F. earned his L2 with a crayon rocket on a J270W with recovery by Chute Release. Newcomer Jason S. earn his L1 with a LOC-IV riding atop an H100W. Two TARC teams and one university team joined in the flying fun.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
25 26 11 1 0 4833.42 0 1 2
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 3 1 3 3 2 3 4 1 2 1 2 0 1 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Mike R. 10 Jon S. 2 Emerick E. 1 Orion TARC 1
Mason TARC 3 Jonathon E. 2 Jason S. 1 Cedarville Univ. 1
Lee B. 2 Emilio F. 1 Mark L. 1

WSR Flight Report: March 15, 2022

Federal Road
Last updated: 2022–03–22

Taking advantage of some good early spring weather two TARC teams and three WSR members held an impromptu sport launch at Federal Road. With the temperature hovering in the low 60s (F), fluctuating winds in the 10 to 12 mph range, and partly cloudy skies they managed to launch 11 rockets.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
11 11 5 0 0 177.86 0 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 0 1 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Randy B. 3 Jeff J. 2 Prometheus TARC 2 Atlas TARC 1
Connor L. 3

Outreach Activity: February 21, 2022

Rip Rap Field
Last updated: 2022–03–10

In the first outreach program of the year, WSR provided launch services for Jonathan Engelman’s Kettering College Physics class. A full write-up of the event with photos can be found here.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
55 55 43 0 0 174.37 41 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 21 23 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
KC Students 41 Engleman Family 10 Dave C. 4

WSR Flight Report: January 29, 2022

Federal Road
Last updated: 2022–03–10

In the second launch of the new year, a group of 11 rocketeers held a high power and sport launch at Federal Road. With the temperature hovering the low 20s (F), fluctuating winds in the 5 to 8 mph range, and clouds clearing slowly they managed to launch 37 rockets. Congratulations to Thomas W. for a successful Level 1 cert flight.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
37 37 11 0 0 2647.82 0 1 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 0 7 7 7 6 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Mike R. 14 Jay Berry 3 Mark L. 2 Cedarville RT 1
Carter de W. 6 Gary B. 2 Bowling Green RT 1 George G. 1
Dave C. 4 Lee B. 2 Thomas W. 1

WSR Flight Report: January 16, 2022

Federal Road
Last updated: 2022–01–22

In the first launch of the new year, a group of 9 intrepid rocketeers held a high power and sport launch at Federal Road. With the temperature rising from 25 (F) to 31 (F), fluctuating winds in the 8 to 10 mph range, and increasingly cloudy skies they managed to launch 26 rockets.

By the Numbers

Totals
Certifications
Launches Motors Flyers Multi-stage Clustered Newtons First Time Flyers Level 1 Level 2
26 28 9 0 1 2337.00 0 0 0
Motors Used
1/8 A 1/4 A 1/2 A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 0 2 4 4 6 5 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0
Number Rockets Flown
Flyer # Flyer # Flyer # Flyer #
Bill E. 8 Mike R. 2 Jay B. 1
Jonathan E. 6 Carter de W. 2 Dave C. 1
Mark L. 3 Jim D. 2 Emilio 1


2022 YEAR-TO-DATE IMPULSE TRACKER: 825 flights for 33619.68 NSecoptimal 

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
3 0 20 192 228 168 68 49 74 15 19 10 7 6 3 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 3, Level 2: 4, First-time Flyers: 130, Multi-staged: 13, Clustered: 8

2021 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 2089 flights for 41946.05 NSecoptimal 

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
4 8 51 253 838 459 233 113 146 54 34 25 6 2 1 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 5, Level 2: 1, First-time Flyers: 425, Multi-staged: 41, Clustered: 44

2020 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 1403 flights for 50972.53 NSecoptimal

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
3 5 37 193 394 343 201 92 118 60 55 21 18 4 2 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 10, Level 2: 4, First-time Flyers: 91, Multi-staged: 48, Clustered: 39

2019 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 3489 flights for 32040.27 NSecoptimal

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
38 5 241 1263 1125 438 220 83 70 44 25 13 5 1 1 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 9, Level 2: 3, First-time Flyers: 1356, Multi-staged: 43, Clustered: 23

2018 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 24324.97 NSecoptimal

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
7 2 119 146 566 137 65 53 45 21 17 10 9 2 1 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 6, Level 2: 6, First-time Flyers: 492, Multi-staged: 8, Clustered: 7

2017 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 41771.8750 NSecoptimal

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
6 0 57 105 408 177 79 36 39 29 21 7 10 2 0 0

CERTIFICATIONS: Level 1: 6, Level 2: 5, First-time Flyers: 238, Multi-staged: 14, Clustered: 12

2016 YEAR-END IMPULSE TRACKER: 71058.750 NSecoptimal

1/8A 1/4A 1/2A A B C D E F G H I J K L M
0 0 263 122 301 200 72 33 49 18 15 12 9 5 0 2
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