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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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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