We are cancelling the launch in Brothers planned for July 23-25. I was waiting to see if conditions would improve in central Oregon with respect to fire hazards, but it is clear that conditions are getting worse and that no rain is expected for at least the next week and a half. Several major fires are currently burning, Including the Bootleg fire in south central Oregon (200,000 acres now and doubling every day), the Grandview fire north of Bend (5700 acres, 5% contained), and a new fire south of Detroit. Fire danger is extreme, and there is limited help for fire fighting due to the fires already burning. We have no business flying rockets under these conditions.

Our next launch will be September 17-19 in Sheridan. You are also welcome to join the Tri-Cities Rocketeers for Sod Blaster on Labor Day weekend (Sep 3-6); they will be launching again off the sod farm in Pascoe, WA. Let’s hope that fire smoke is not severe again this year, which might delay even those launches.