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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Saturday February 11th launch postponed!

Our Saturday February 11th launch has been postponed.   The impacts of Thursday’s snowstorm, as well as some fresh precipitation tonight, have left the field in a condition unsuitable for launch.    We hope to target next weekend as a rain date.  We’ll post particulars as they become available.
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Next launch Saturday February 11, 2017!

Will we defy the February weather curse and actually get a February launch in this year? We sure hope so!

Our next scheduled launch is Saturday February 11th. We’ll post a final GO/NO-GO for the launch the evening before launch day. Fingers crossed for some fun February flying!

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GO for Saturday January 14th Launch and Contest!

We are GO for our Saturday January 14th launch and Snowball Open contest. The fun commences at 9 am tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

The field conditions may be a little too soft for parking, so as you arrive please leave your car parked along the access road and don’t pull out onto the field. If field conditions end up better than expected we may later open the field for parking.

There is a chance of light snow moving in by afternoon. What impact, if any, this will have on our launch operations is unknown. But if you have a project you want to fly, flying earlier in the day than later should be your best bet, just in case we have to wrap up early.

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First Launch/Contest of 2017 – Saturday January 14th!

Conditions permitting we are targeting Saturday January 14, 2017 for our first launch of the New Year.   With the mix of snow, melt, etc, we expect this week, we’ll need to wait until Friday to make a final call on whether field conditions are suitable for launch.   Assuming we are a go, the range will be open to our low, mid, and high power fliers as usual.

The Snowball Open contest is also scheduled for this launch.

We hope you all are having a great 2017 so far.    It promises to be a fun year of flying for the club!

Check back Friday evening for the status of this upcoming launch.

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GO for Launch and Contest – Saturday December 10th!

We are GO for our Saturday December 10th launch and Snowball Open contest.    Most forecasts are calling for today’s winds to diminish significantly by tomorrow but it will be cold.   The setup and launch starts at 9 am.   If the winds or cold turn out to be a bit more than forecast, we may have to pack it in a bit earlier than usual.   So if you have stuff you want to fly or see, we encourage to come out earlier in the day.

The Christmas Shoppe at Godlewsky Farms is in full operation.   They have fresh cuts trees, wreaths, garlands, and more seasonal items.  Please consider patronizing our hosts while you are out at the farm for the launch.   They’d really appreciate it.  :)

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Next Launch – Saturday December 10, 2016

Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday December 10, 2016.   The range will be open to low, mid, and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.   The fun kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm.

Our hosts at Godlewsky Farms are in full swing with their sales of holiday items.   From fresh cut trees, to wreaths, kissing balls, garland, and more, please be sure to drop by the greenhouses while you are out at the launch.    Your patronage is a perfect way to say “Thank you!” to our fine hosts for providing us such a great place to fly!

Please check back Friday evening for a final GO/NO-GO update for this launch.

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Go for Saturday November 12th Launch!

Friday’s winds will be diminishing overnight, making way for a mostly sunny but cool Saturday.   We are GO for our Saturday launch and contest.   The fun kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm.

Important:  There is likely to be frost on the grass overnight.   The landowner does not want us to drive out on it until the sun has had a chance to melt it.    So please as you arrive, wait for an indication that its clear to pull out on the field before you do.   This way we won’t damage their sod.  Thanks for your cooperation!

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