Don't Launch C Motor
Do not let others influence what model rocket supplies you buy. It may seem like the first model rocket you launch should use the biggest motor you can get your hands on. My first launch had this principle in mind. If I could do it again, I would use the recommended first flight motor and launch into clear skies.
If you read my last article, you might think I do not like using big rocket motors. BUT I DO!!! I recently built a rocket to launch at NARAM 61. The field at the event was much larger than the field my club uses. This was a perfect opportunity to design a rocket powered by a G motor.