As the sun grew low in the sky and the clouds turned orange, Mark Carlson launched his 27 pound, 6 inch diameter scratch built "Hot Rail" using an Aerotech K700. The powerful, full K motor put out over 6 feet of fire as it easily lifted the large rocket skyward. At apogee, the altimeter deployed a drogue chute and at 500 feet it deployed the main. Unfortunately, the main chute tangled up in the shroud lines and did not fully deploy, but the big rocket was undamaged by the hard landing. The onboard altimeter showed a peak altitude of 3152 feet. Rushing to beat sunset, Tom Montemayor finally got Spectra prepped and launched using a Kosdon K350. The Kosdon "slow" propellant provided a bright orange flame and lifted Spectra to 5418 feet, the highest flight of the launch. The onboard Adept altimeter deployed a streamer at apogee and a main at 250 feet, safely lowering the rocket into the forest east of the field. The parachute hung in a tree, but the rest of the rocket made it to the ground where it was recovered along with the parachute (after a few tugs).