The highest and the fastest flight awards both went to Ed Jacoby, who flew 3 rockets, two of which were powered by Jacoby experimental motors. Ed's first flight of the day was an Aerotech Arreaux powered by an F50. The rocket flew fast and straight and the motor ejection charge deployed the small chute right at apogee for a perfect flight. Next, Ed flew his scratch built Nike Smoke using an experimental blue propellant rated as a J650 with a 1.2 second burn time. The countdown was normal, the button was pushed, and the 6.5 pound rocket just vanished. There was time for one neuron to fire and say "blue" and the rocket was already 1,000 feet in the air. It was the fastest acceleration I have ever seen. The rocket recovered safely using dual barometric recovery and the altimeter indicated a max altitude of 2,916 feet. It must have gotten there in about 2 seconds. An amazing flight. Finally, under twilight skies and near calm winds, Ed brought out his Bad Attitude
powered by another experimental motor, this one rated as a K850. The 3 inch motor used Ed's red propellant formulation and produced a total impulse of around 2500 ns (a full K). The motor burned for 3.5 seconds and produced a beautiful red flame as it lifted the 15 pound rocket skyward
. Dual barometric recovery functioned perfectly and the rocket landed close to the pads, indicating a max altitude of 6,005 feet. The highest flight of the day! Click here for a video of the flight.