On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, the Blue Mountain Rocketeers traveled to Clarkston, Washington to assist the cadets of Colonel Heflin's Air Force Jr. ROTC program at Clarkston High School in launching their model rockets projects to earn their model rocketry merit badges for their uniforms.
This was the sixth year that BMR has provided equipment and technical expertise to these fine young men and women who may one day defend this country. BMR's Section Advisor Tim Quigg, accompanied by his wife Liz transported the necessary ground support equipment to Clarkston for the program. BMR's Tom Ledgerwood, spearheaded the launch activities.
After a brief safety orientation by Tom, the kids assembled and proceeded to prep their Estes Alpha model rockets for flight on A8-3 impulse motors. A total of 7 cadets participated in the program this year.
A total of 30 people attended the launch activities, logging a total of 24 flights over the two hour program.
BMR would like to take this opportunity to thank Colonel Heflin and the young men and women of his Jr. ROTC program for allowing our model rocketry club to once again support this most worthwhile program. Our thanks also to Tom Ledgerwood for stepping up to the plate to help continue making this one of BMR's most successful outreach programs.