After a long, cold winter, we are as eager to get out there and fly as you are. As the prime flying season kicks in, we’ll be taking advantage of additional opportunities to get out there and fly rockets. In addition to our regularly scheduled launches on the second Saturday of each month, stay tuned to our website for bonus launch dates added to our calendar throughout the season.
Bonus Launch Date! – Sunday April 27, 2014 (9 am – 4 pm)
Those of you who fly with us regularly may well know the great young folks from Lodi High School who have been seen over the past months working on their entries for this year’s Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). Lodi High School TARC Team #1 has qualified and is headed to the finals. The only NJ team to make it!
Congratulations Lodi and best of luck at the finals! The finals will be held May 10, 2014 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. For more info on TARC, see the contest website at http://www.rocketcontest.org
With favorable flying conditions forecast, we are GO for our Saturday April 19th launch. The forecast is for skies becoming partly sunny and temps topping out in the pleasant mid 60s. The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our standard 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.
Setup begins at 9am and the fun runs until at least 4pm. We hope you’ll join us!
Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday April 19, 2014. Please note this special date. The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers, with our waiver for flights up to 5000 feet in effect.
April 19th is the day before Easter and the business end of the farm will be open. A perfect time to come fly some rockets and then stop down and pick up a plant for that special someone in your life.
We’ll post a launch status update by the evening of April 18th.
Our meeting scheduled for Saturday April 5, 2014 has been canceled. We will see you next at our launch scheduled on the special date of Saturday April 19, 2014.
Any club business you need to discuss in the interim? We’re all ears over on our club forums, or you can reach us via our Contact Page.
Since many of our members will be attending the Red Glare regional rocketry event in Maryland, the 2nd weekend in April, we will be shifting our April launch date.
Our April launch is now tentatively scheduled for Saturday April 19, 2014.
As the weather eventually warms up a bit, we will also be returning to our practice of scheduling bonus launch dates. Stay tuned!
A huge thank you to all who turned out Saturday March 22nd to help ready the farm for their season ahead. The Godlewsky family provides us so much by allowing us to launch from their land. Thank you so much for helping us give back a bit! You all really worked hard and your efforts were immensely appreciated!
As you come out to launches this year, don’t forget to show your appreciation to Patty, Joe and the rest of the Godlewsky family by shopping at the farm. Everything they grow and provide is a true labor of love. Thanks and God bless!
On March 1, many of you turned out to help our landowner and launch site host with many projects at the farm. As the farm readies to start another season, there is still a bit of work to do.
If you are available we’d appreciate you coming out to help at the farm on Saturday March 22nd. We’ll be there from 10am on, assisting in assorted projects the farm needs a hand with. There’ll be something all ages and capabilities can handle. We’ll muster in the parking lot down by the greenhouses. Continue all the way down the access road, past our normal launch spot, until you reach the greenhouses on your right at the end.
Thanks in advance to all who can come out and help us help our hosts get their season off to a great start!
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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