On kickoff day, the team traveled to Airstrike’s home base in Newport in the midst of a rainstorm to view the kickoff video. An event with both team 78 Airstrike and team 5846 Southcoast Corsairs. After viewing the highly anticipated game release our three teams mixed together to brainstorm possible techniques; along with reading over the rules to become familiar. Airstrike also invited a guest speaker Jamie Bova who once took part in FRC and is now an engineer and the mayor of Newport. Airstrike provided its guests with computers to view the game book and a lot of pizza and juice boxes which made the visit to team 78 Airstrike very boisterous.