Sunday, 30 April 2017

East Anglian Rocketry Society EARS

We visited the launch site of the East Anglian rocketry society today but due to the strong winds they were only launching a few small rockets to a low altitude, a maximum of 2000ft. I will return another day and see if I can get some shots of them launching some of their larger rockets. See their website here
The Launch Pad

Medium size rockets

They are a very friendly bunch, ready to share their enthusiasm and passion with all visitors, of all ages.  They have a special area where children can assemble a small rocket then go to the launch pad and fly it.
Preparation HQ

Model of a V2 

Launch Control with a lockable safety key.

The Launch Pad with the Lunch Boss in charge.

Preparing to Launch 

The Launch

One of the Rocketeers, these guys know their stuff and are so safety conscious. 

"To Boldly Go"

Difficult to follow as they are so quick, I needed to start taking pictures as the countdown gets to 1.

Medium size rocket makes a lot more noise & climbs very quickly.  

Roger, we have lift off.

Back to Earth by Parachute 
© Lionel Callow 2017