Steve Rogers had a great day, putting up at least 5 flights, with 4 successful and 1 hilarious. First, Steve had a simultaneous launch of two old North Coast Patriot missiles. It was a great launch; the two F62s fired about half second apart and the first Patriot was just arcing over the second when it fired. Neat! Steve also had two great flights from his E9 powered glider. The glider was well trimmed and flew forever. Finally, there was another attempt at launching GI Joe. The last attempt resulted in 3rd degree burns over most of GI Joe with his clothes being burned off and most of his body blackened. This time, after a year of intense training, we felt that GI Joe was qualified to deploy the parachute. All he had to do was hit the big red button at apogee and the chute would deploy. Well....you know how bright marines are. The rocket makes about 500 feet powered by an H128, arcs over and begins the plunge earthward. We're all yelling at GI Joe to push the button, but he was apparently rolling a cigarette or something and failed to do his duty. The rocket impacted vertically about 20 feet from the pad, and after about 1/2 second the ejection charge fired, blowing the back half of the rocket off. The nose remained firmly embedded in the soft earth. Medical personel raced to the scene but poor GI Joe was dismembered. We'll try again next time. It was so dark there are no photos of this historic flight, but we do have a 3.8 Mb video of the flight.