PSAS/ news/ 2007-06-17 - PSAS End-Of-Year/Dad's Day Picnic/Rocket Launch!


This Sunday June 17th, 2007 (Father's Day!) from 3:00pm - 6:00pm (although it might go even later).


West Delta Park in North Portland. We'll be in the field that is on the NW corner of the N Broadacre Drive and N Expo Rd. Here's a map.

By far the easiest way to get there is to take the Yellow line Max to the Delta Park/Vanport Max station, take a right on N Expo Rd and then an immediate left on N Broadacre Dr. It's only a couple of hundred feet from that Max station, so it's easy.

To drive there, head N on I-5 and exit at 306B and head towards the Exp Center. Turn left on N Victory Blvd, which turns into N Expo Rd. Take a left on N Broadacre Dr. Here are some directions.


1. Launch model rockets!

We'll be bringing lots of Estes and Quest model rockets to launch, including helicopter recovery, glider recover, and all sorts of other trick model rockets to launch and play with. Got some of your own? Then heck, bring them! And no, we won't have an FAA waiver for this launch, so you may NOT launch your amateur rockets, sorry :) But please DO bring other fun flying toys, like RC planes, helicopters (yes, Dan, this means you), frisbees, etc.

Best of all: we will officially try and break the 5 year long PSAS ATV curse by launching a rocket with a 2.4 GHz video camera in it, and yes, ACTUALLY RECORD its output.

2. Bring the Dad/kids!

It's Dad's day, too, so please drag everyone along, including Dads and, if you're a dad, then kids, too!

3. Food!

PSAS will get drinks (pop, juice, water) and snacks (chips, pretzels, etc), but please do bring your own picnic.

Watch the skies!

We're going to scrub this launch in the case of poor weather, so if it's raining, or if it's still very wet, we'll scrub this launch and restart the countdown for sometime later.

See you all there!