Our club’s spring Day of Service at the farm is this Saturday, March 7th. Its an important day where club members and friends come out to help our landowner prepare for their important season ahead. Its a fantastic opportunity to help your club give back to the great people at the farm who provide us so much throughout the year through the use of their land.
Participating is simple. All we ask is for at least a couple hours of your time on Saturday. We’ll be there all day. Come in your work clothes and we’ll pair you up with a task you can handle. We’ll even feed you lunch. Collectively through our efforts we’ll help the farm get their season off to a good start, and in the process, demonstrate just how greatly we appreciate all they provide for us! Thanks!
With no net improvement in field conditions since last weekend, we continue to postpone our February launch. There will be no launch this weekend. We will continue to monitor conditions and get in a launch at the earliest practical opportunity.
We are as eager as you to get out there and fly. We look forward to providing abundant flying opportunities, with monthly and bonus launches, once the weather breaks. Thanks for your patience and good luck with your winter builds!
Our launch for February 14th has been postponed due to poor field conditions and expected additional snow tomorrow. While any snow on the ground is not alone a prohibitive condition, the current amount of snow and ice present makes it impractical to facilitate a launch and conduct it safely.
We will be re-evaluating conditions ahead of next weekend to see if a launch might be practical then. We remain committed to getting a launch in this month if conditions permit. Stay tuned for updates.
Over this past weekend we were out to check the field conditions at the farm. The field is currently covered in at least a half foot of snow. The access road into the farm has limited access and is icy. This combined with additional wintry accumulation expected this week, make for unsafe conditions and make it unlikely that we will be able to conduct a launch as scheduled on the 14th. We will be monitoring conditions at the farm with the hopes of still getting a launch in this month. Please stay tuned for updates!
We postponed last week’s launch due to the bitter cold, hoping for a warmer time this weekend. Turns out now that tomorrow is not going to be that much warmer than last weekend. Though with light breezes forecast tomorrow, we shouldn’t be up against the same extremes last weekend posed. Eager to get a launch in this month we have decided to GO for launch tomorrow, Jan 17th! The Snowball Open NAR meet is also GO!
The launch commences at 9 am. If you want to fly anything tomorrow, please arrive no later than 2 pm. We’ll endure the cold as long as people have something to fly, but let’s all work together to make it an efficient day.
The launch day will start out at around 15 degrees with highs poking into the mid 20s. We will have lots of sun and breezes are forecast to be very light, so aside from the chill, it should be great flying weather. Please be aware of the cold forecast and dress accordingly!
Our rescheduled January launch is coming up this Saturday January 17, 2015. The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect. We’ll also be hosting the Snowball Open NAR meet at this launch. The fun begins at 9 am and runs to 2 pm or later.
Our home vendor Heavenly Hobbies will be attending this launch. If you have some rocket supplies you need, you are encouraged to pre-order via the HeavenlyHobbies.com website before the weekend. Select “no shipping” and request free delivery to the field. Jose will also have some of his inventory on hand at the field for those last minute needs.
We’ll post a final GO/NO-GO for this weekend’s launch by Friday evening.
The launch scheduled for Saturday January 10, 2015 has been postponed. Though abundant sunshine is forecast tomorrow, arctic air (temps no higher than 20 degrees) and windy conditions will make it too impractical to conduct a launch safely. Our January launch has been re-scheduled for Saturday January 17, 2015. Let’s hope for at least a bit more seasonable weather then.
The Snowball Open NAR meet has also been postponed until the January 17th launch.
Stay warm and use this unexpected downtime to build more rockets! We’ll continue to provide flight opportunities throughout the winter as conditions allow, and provide a generous amount of bonus launch opportunities once the prime flying season returns.
We’d like to thank everyone for your support in 2014. We hope you enjoyed all the launch opportunities we offered over the past year as much as we enjoyed providing them. Our FAA waiver for 2015 has been approved paving the way for another exciting year of launches! Continuing in our tradition, we will be holding monthly launches year round, accented by additional bonus launches during the prime flying months. We do hope you’ll be a part of the fun this year and support our club with your membership in 2015. Thanks!
We kick the new year off with our first launch of 2015 on Saturday January 10, 2015. We will also be hosting the Snow Ball Open NAR Meet on that day. Come on out and send your low, mid and high power rockets skyward. No matter how cold the air, you’ll be warmed by the enthusiasm and hospitality of a Radical Rocketeers launch!
We are GO for our launch tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th. Temperatures are expected in the low 40s and it will likely be breezy at times. Breezes will be from the NNW, which will carry rockets into easy recovery areas in the fields straight out from the flight line.
We hope you’ll join us for this great opportunity to fly some rockets, do a little holiday shopping at the farm, and share warm holiday greetings with your fellow rocketeers!
Our last scheduled launch for 2014 is coming up this Saturday, December 13, 2014. The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000′ FAA waiver in effect. The fun begins at 9 am!
With the holiday season upon us its a great time to mention that the Country Christmas Shop is now open at Godlewsky Farms. From fresh cut Christmas trees, to wreaths, grave blankets, roping and all sorts of holiday decor, they have what you need to make your holiday decorating complete. Please consider patronizing them as a wonderful way to say “thank you!” for all the access they provide our club throughout the year. For more info on the Country Christmas Shop see the farms website at http://www.godlewskyfarms.com
Our beloved home vendor, Heavenly Hobbies, will be attending our December 13th launch. As always, pre-orders are a great way to go to make sure Jose has packed just what you need. He offers free delivery to the field! Numerous launch supplies and kits will be on hand at the field for those spur of the moment purchases. Stop by our club forums and see some of the exclusive holiday deals Heavenly Hobbies is extending to our club members this year! Heavenly Hobbies can be found on the web at http://www.heavenlyhobbies.com
We’ll post a GO/NO-GO update for Saturday’s launch based on the latest weather guidance by Friday evening!
Have a joyous holiday season! :)