February 13th Launch and Contest Postponed

Due to the extreme cold and high winds forecast, our launch scheduled for Saturday February 13th has been postponed.   We are working to set a new date for the launch and contest and should announce that within the next day or so.   Stay warm and stay safe!
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Next Launch + Snowball Open – Saturday February 13, 2016

Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2016.    The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.    The launch kicks off at 9 am and wraps up by 4 pm.

We will also be holding the Snowball Open NAR contest meet which had been postponed from January.    The events are the same as listed in the original January announcement.

If you need any rocketry supplies for this upcoming launch, we recommend contacting Heavenly Hobbies to pre-order what you need.   It will be graciously delivered to you at the field on launch day without any shipping or Hazmat charges.   www.heavenlyhobbies.com

Weather this time of year can be a bit unpredictable.    Recent warmth and rain has really helped diminish any snows remaining from our recent blizzard.    There is a chance of a bit of snow on the 9th.   We’ll monitor that and any other weather threats and post a final GO/NO-GO for this launch by the evening of the 12th.

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No Launch Saturday January 30th

Due to the large amount of snow left blanketing the field from last weekend’s snowstorm, it is not possible to hold a launch this weekend.   Our next scheduled launch is Saturday February 13, 2016.
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January 23rd Launch and Contest Postponed

Due to the snowstorm expected to impact the area this weekend, our launch and contest scheduled for Saturday January 23rd has been postponed. We are tentatively targeting Saturday January 30th as a new date. We will need to wait and see how much snow is dumped on the field by this storm and how subsequent field conditions are later in the week before making a final call for the 30th. Stay tuned and stay safe!

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Snowball Open + Bonus Launch – Saturday January 23, 2016!

The Snowball Open NAR meet has been re-scheduled to Saturday January 23, 2016.   We will also be holding a Bonus Launch on that day.  So whether you plan to compete in the contest, or just want to fly some rockets, come on out!    We will have the range open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.
Check back the night before the launch for a final GO/NO-GO launch status update.
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First Launch of 2016 Recap + Start of Snowball Open Postponed

Despite some pesky low clouds and intermittent mist, we still managed to get in a good day of flying, wrapping up around 3 pm. When you can fly in January with no snow on the ground, no wind, and quite comfortable temperatures, you have to be happy!

The weather did put a damper on our plans to hold the Snowball Open NAR meet today. Per a vote of competitors held on the field, the start of this contest has been postponed. We’ll announce a new date soon. So if you didn’t venture out today and want to compete, there is still a chance to get in on the fun!

Thanks to all who came out and got our 2016 season off to a fun start!

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GO for Launch and Contest – Saturday January 9th!

We are GO for tomorrow’s launch and contest.   We are expecting a cloudy and cool day tomorrow, with light breezes.   There is the possibility of some fog, or even a slight chance of a brief passing shower, early in the morning.   We’ll fly within the limits of the conditions as they evolve to make the most of this first launch opportunity of 2016!   We hope you’ll join us.  :)
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First Launch of 2016 + Snowball Open contest – Saturday Jan 9th!

Happy New Year everyone.   If you have new rockets Santa brought you, or are just looking to start 2016 on a great foot flying, our first launch of 2016 is rapidly approaching!

Our next launch is Saturday January 9, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm.   The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.  As we enter the winter months it is a good time to note that as weather gets colder and more extreme, launches may wrap up early if everyone is done flying.   So come early and fly to your heart’s content!

We will also be hosting the Snowball Open 2016, NAR contest.   The events are as follows:
D Dual Eggloft Altitude – Fly 2 large eggs as high as possible on any D engine and recover them unbroken.    Altitude determined by contest approved altimeters.
E Egglofting Duration – Fly 1 large egg using any E engine and keep it in the air as long as possible, then recover with the egg unbroken.
B Streamer Duration – Fly any rocket on a B engine and keep it in the air the longest.
Parachute Spot Landing – Fly any rocket on any size engine and be the one to land it closest to a designated spot on the field.

Our club vendor Heavenly Hobbies is currently accepting pre-orders for delivery to the launch.    Please pre-order any supplies you need so that Jose can bring them for you.   Check out http://www.heavenlyhobbies.com

We’ll post a GO/NO-GO for the scheduled launch by Friday evening based on the latest weather guidance.

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December Launch Recap – Onward to 2016!

Our December launch was highlighted by spectacular flying conditions.  With temps hovering around 60 degrees and virtually no breeze all day, you’d have thought it was Springtime and not December.   What a gift this day was!   Thanks to all who came out and made the most of it!

Our FAA waiver for 2016 has been approved.   This means you’ll continue to be able to enjoy the excitement of high power rockets, soaring up to 5000 feet, right along side our great low and mid power capabilities.    We continue to cater to all dimensions of the hobby, so whether you are a seasoned high power flier, contest flier, or someone just curious what its all about, we hope you’ll join us for a spectacular 2016.    Our 2016 launch calendar has been posted to the “Next Launch” page on the site.    Remember that in addition to 12 monthly launches, we always do our best to sprinkle in a heaping helping of Bonus Launch dates in the prime flying months.   You’ll see those start to pop up once we get through the winter.    As a competitive NAR section, also watch for NAR sanctioned competitive meets as they are scheduled during the contest year.

We appreciate your support throughout 2015.   We look forward to even more fun in 2016 and hope you will be a part of it!   May Santa leaves lots of rocket goodies under your tree.    Have a fantastic holiday season!

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GO for Launch and Contest – Saturday December 12th!

We are GO for our Saturday December 12th launch and contest! Unseasonably mild temps around 60 degrees and light southwest breezes in the 5 to 10 mph range are currently forecast. It should be a fantastic day for flying!

The launch and contest kick off at 9 am and run til 4 pm.     The range will be open to contest, low, mid and high power fliers all day with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.    Fall Open NAR contest event details for those wishing to compete are listed further down on this page.

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