Pensacola Cadets Launch Estes Rockets
Pensacola, Fla. -
The Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Pensacola Squadron FL-425 launched their Estes Rockets, July the 28th at Fritz Field, Escambia County Model Park, Pensacola Florida. The Cadets learned about rocketry and Estes Rockets as part of their Aerospace Education. This course was taught by 1st Lt. Esley Ottesen, Commander Capt. Mia Ottesen and Capt. James Sams. Gary Lee from the North West Florida Modelers also attended. He spoke to the Cadets about remote control airplanes. The cadets who attended the rocket launch and completed the rocketry course earning their Rocketry Badges are: Cadets Micah Barr, James Green, John Hwang, Jordan Leduc, Jayce Marshal, Margaret Perry, Hannah Perry, Jaiden Muniz-Walls and Jackson Ruggles.
Photo Caption: Cadet 2nd Lt. Micah Barr and 1st Lt. Esley Ottesen untangling rocket parachutes at the Estes Rocket launch. Fritz Field, Escambia County Model Park, Pensacola, Fla. July 28th 2018. (photo by 1st Lt. Chuck McCollim)
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