Story and photos by Mr. Richter
This past Saturday, members of ACA’s Airplane and Model Rocketry Club attended a high power launch hosted by the Southern Area Rocketry Association. Eight students ranging from fourth grade to twelfth grade attended, accompanied by several parents, grandparents, and Mr. Richter and Ms. Arrington. Students launched “Two the Limit” model rockets they built last semester. Students were delighted to see their rockets surpass club sponsor Miss Ham in height!
Younger students launched in a two-stage configuration using low-powered “E” motors, and flew to approximately 1500 feet. Older students who have obtained their Jr. Level 1 certifications were able to launch using mid-powered “H” motors reaching heights of approximately 3500 feet! Check out the H-motor launch here!
A new member of the club, 4th-grader Zelia Stewart (pictured below with her father and grandfather), constructed a rocket with fellow rookie Hayden Hardy. Although Hayden was unable to attend the launch, he can be proud of the beautiful launch of their well-constructed rocket! Here’s a short video of the launch.