After much work, finally on May 5, 1997 we had our first official launch at our new site at TIMPA. We had the usual group of about a half dozen flying. Even though it was just May, it was already a bit hot.
Here we have Steve Casillas with one of his medium power rockets, from preparation to recovery:
Ed Bertschy also flew quite a few interesting models, as he usually does. Here we see him prepping and flying his Cosmodrome Nike-Apache kit, putting a scale-like design of his own on the pad and his reproduction of the Estes Bomarc kit.
Tad Morgan likes to fly cameras of various types. Here are the results of a flight of his Astrocam, flying on a Maniac booster. The picture shows the TIMPA ramada and runway quite well. Click on the image for a larger version.
Finally, we have Steve Lubliner reading the paper instead of flying. Come on, Steve launch something!