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Make: High-Power Rockets by Mike Westerfield

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Chapter 5. The Level 1 Certification Flight: Launch

Launch Day!

The big day has arrived! Let’s look at what you should take and what to expect.

What to Take

There are a number of things you will need to take with you. We’ve talked about all of them, other than a few personal items. You need to take your rocket, motor, and paperwork, of course. The launch site will probably be fairly remote. You can check with the members of your local rocket club to be sure, but in most cases you will want to take water, snacks, or lunch, and whatever you need to be comfortable outdoors for several hours. Refer to the following checklist when you’re getting ready. I’m sure you will make adjustments to this list, adding or removing items as necessary to deal ...

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