GO for Launch – Saturday May 20th! Special start time!

The start time for our launch on Saturday May 20th will be NOON. Come on out for a great afternoon of flying on the farm! Stop by the greenhouses for a few items for the garden. Then hang around while we welcome the Scouts from Independence, joining us at 4 pm. Help the Scouts fly their rockets, or even show them some of your own in the air.

It promises to be a great day! We are GO for launch!

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May 13th Launch and Contest Postponed

Our launch and contest scheduled for Saturday May 13th has been postponed due to heavy rains in the forecast.

The launch has been re-scheduled for Saturday May 20th.   Our start time on May 20th may be a bit later than usual since we are also hosting some local Scouts at the farm late in the afternoon on the 20th.   We’ll post a more specific start time within the next few days..

The Mid-Atlantic Open NAR contest will not be held on May 20th.  We should have a new date for the contest shortly.

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Next Launch and Contest – Saturday May 13, 2017!

Our next launch is scheduled for this Saturday May 13th. We’ll also be holding the Mid-Atlantic Open NAR contest on this day. The range will be open to low, mid, and high power fliers. The launch kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm.

Reminder: Sunday is Mother’s Day. A trip to the farm for the launch is also a great opportunity to pick up some flowers for Mom from the greenhouses.

We’ll post a final GO/NO-GO for the launch and contest by Friday evening based on the latest weather outlook, so please check back.

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GO for Bonus Launch – Saturday April 29th!

We are GO for our Saturday April 29th Bonus Launch!   With summery temperatures forecast, it should be a great day.   The fun kicks off at 9 am!

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Bonus Launch – Saturday April 29, 2017!

With warm temperatures in the forecast, we will be hosting a Bonus Launch this Saturday, April 29th.   The range will be open to low, mid, and high power fliers with our FAA waiver in effect.   The fun kicks off at 9 am!   Hope you can join us for a great day of flying!

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GO for April 15th Launch and Contest!

We are GO for our Saturday April 15th launch and contest!  The fun kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm.   Hope to see you there!

While you are at the farm, please consider a purchase from the greenhouses to help support our wonderful landowner.    They have a great selection of Easter and Spring flowers available.

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Next Launch and Contest – Saturday April 15th!

After dealing with pesky winter weather and other logistics, we finally have our sights on our next launch date. We thank you for your patience. We are itching to fly just as much as you are!

We will get back to flying with our next scheduled launch Saturday April 15, 2017. This is one week later than our usual monthly launch date as a large contingent of our members will be attending the national LDRS rocketry event in Maryland, held April 6-9th.

In addition to our regular low, mid, and high power flying on April 15th, we will also be holding the Flower Power 2017 contest which had been postponed from March.

In all likelihood with Spring and April now upon us, conditions will only continue to become more optimal for flying as we approach our April 15th launch date. Hope to see you all on the 15th! :)

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March 11th Launch and Contest Postponed

Several inches of fresh snow have left the field in an unsafe condition.   As a result our March 11th launch and contest have been postponed.   We are working to determine a new date and will post it shortly when available.

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Next Launch and Contest – Saturday March 11, 2017!

Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday March 11, 2017.   The range will be open to low, mid, and high power fliers with our FAA waiver in effect.    The launch kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm, or everyone is done flying.   We hope you’ll join us.    Newcomers and visitors are always welcome!

For those interested, we will also be hosting the Flower Power 2017 contest at this launch.  The events are as follows:

Open Spot Landing 4
A Flexwing Glider Duration 18
A Rocket / Glider 20
1/2A Streamer Duration 8
A ALtitude (altimiter) 10

Check back the night before the launch for a final GO/NO-GO based on the latest launch day weather outlook.

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February Launch – Saturday February 18th!

Mother Nature got the better of us last weekend, but this weekend we are GO for launch!   Come out and join us for a fun day of flying, Saturday February 18th.    The outlook is for comfortable temps topping out in the 50s.    The fun starts at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm.

Since the field will likely be soft from the snow melt, please park along the access road.   If after we have a chance to assess the field we find it to be in better shape than expected, we’ll open up the usual on field parking.   Thanks for your cooperation!

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