We are a GO for tomorrow. Please be aware that the field is still covered with a few inches of snow. Please plan accordingly. Boots are highly recommended.
Due to the snow covered field, there will be no parking on the field. Please park along the side of the access road in a way as to not block traffic.
The fun begins at 9am! See you there!
We’re as eager as you are to get a few rockets in the air. Our hopes are to conduct a launch this weekend.
When we checked the field last weekend, it was still covered with a diminishing layer of snow and some ice. We expect to have someone out to the field on Friday to survey conditions. If that assessment indicates we can safely conduct a launch, we’ll do so. Tune in Friday evening for a GO/NO-GO update for this weekend.
If for some reason ground conditions are still unfavorable, we’ll be looking to get the launch on the next favorable weekend. If we do fly this Saturday, please be prepared for conditions which will include melting snow and soft ground conditions.
Thanks for your patience. Hopefully we are turning a corner on the adverse weather which has impacted our ability to fly so far this winter.
A huge thank you to all of you who came out Saturday to be part of our Day of Service at the farm. We had roughly 20 people in attendance, and we conquered many important tasks to ready things for the growing season ahead. You should all be very proud of the generous spirit you showed today, giving of yourselves to help the great people at Godlewsky Farms who give us so much! Bless you all for your hard work today! It is immensely appreciated!
A special thanks to Jim D and the Scouts from Troop 125 in South Plainfield who also came to assist us today. We look forward to helping them again this year in June for a big recruitment event including lots of rockets!
Our great launch opportunities would not be possible without the graciousness of our launch site host and landowner, Godlewsky Farms. On March 1st help us express our group’s appreciation by participating in a day of service at the farm. It is your opportunity to help us give back to the fine people at Godlewsky Farms who truly make our launches possible.
On March 1st, instead of our regular monthly club meeting, we’ll be convening at 10am at the farm to assist with a variety of small projects in and around the greenhouses. No one is too small or too old to be able to help in some way. We’ll match you up with a project you can handle.
Please RSVP by joining the Day of Service event we have set up on Facebook and/or by replying to the email we’ve sent out to the membership. Thanks in advance for your support of this important event!
The winter has been harsh and recent storms have deposited a large amount of snow and ice on our launch field. We continue to monitor conditions. The field is not in a state where we can yet hold a launch. We are now targeting March 8th for our next launch. A lot will depend on how conditions are able to improve between now and then.
We are as eager as you are to get out there an fly. We’ll do so as soon as it is practical and safe to do. In the meantime, work on that build pile and expand your fleet. We’ll be providing plenty of opportunities to fly them in 2014 once the weather breaks.
Our launch scheduled for Saturday February 8, 2014 has been postponed. Recent storms have left the field covered in a thick blanket of snow and ice. In its current state it is impractical and unsafe to conduct a launch on it. We will continue to monitor conditions and reschedule the launch once conditions allow. Stay tuned!
2014 promises to be a very exciting year for the Radical Rocketeers. We received word today that the FAA has approved our waiver application for continued flights up to 5000 feet in 2014.
Our 2014 flying season kicks off Saturday January 11, 2014. In addition to our normal low, mid and high power sport flying, we will also be hosting the Snowball Regional NAR contest that day.
Our goal in 2014 is to maximize flying opportunities and fun. Come be a part of the fun! Your support makes it all possible. Please consider joining or renewing your membership for 2014 today. An application is available here.
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