Another TFR delay…

The President will again be in NJ the weekend of August 18th.   As a result our launch must again be postponed.    We will now target Saturday August 25th as a launch date.     Hopefully we’ll catch a break.  Stay tuned!

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August 11th launch postponed due to TFR!

Our next launch which was scheduled for this Saturday, August 11th has unfortunately been postponed due to a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in effect impacting our airspace while the President is in Bedminster. TFRs such as this shutdown the airspace to activities, including rocketry, for a 30 mile perimeter around Bedminster, NJ. We are unfortunately within that radius.

The current TFR is in effect through Monday August 13th. Therefore we have now moved our launch date to Saturday August 18, 2018. Fingers crossed that nothing interferes with that date.

Longer term we are exploring what avenues we have to get clearance to conduct our launches even when a TFR is in effect. Can’t promise anything, but given that we are a good distance from Bedminster, its at least worth a shot.

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GO for Saturday July 14th launch!

We are GO for our Saturday July 14th launch! The fun kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm. It looks to be a great day for flying. Hope to see you there! Newcomers and spectators always welcome. :)

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Next launch Saturday July 14th!

We hope everyone had a great 4th! We are looking forward now to our next launch on Saturday July 14th. A perfect opportunity to exercise your freedoms and fly some rockets. We’ll post a final GO/NO-GO for this launch by the evening before.

This time of year there are some weekends where the President comes to NJ. When that occurs, flight restrictions in the region prevent us from launching as planned. If we get early word of any conflict with our planned launch date, we’ll post that info as soon as we know. We’ll certainly reschedule if this occurs. :)

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GO for Saturday June 9th Launch and Contest!

With a favorable weather outlook we are GO for our Saturday June 9th launch and Art of Model Rocketry Contest.   The range will be open to low, mid, high power, and contest fliers with our high power waiver in effect.    The fun kicks off at 9am and runs as late as 4pm.   Hope to see you there for what promises to be a great day of flying!  Spectators and newcomers always welcome!

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Next launch Saturday June 9, 2018!

Our next scheduled launch is Saturday June 9th!    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 and runs as late as 4 pm.   Come on out and enjoy a great day flying!     New fliers and spectators always welcome!

In addition to sport flying our contest director will be holding the Art of Model Rocketry contest.     It should be a fun filled day!

Please be sure to check back the night before the launch for a final GO/NO-GO announcement based on the latest weather outlook.

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Brief hiatus in May, but back in June!

Thanks to everyone who came out to fly with us for our April 21st launch. Though the morning calm eventually gave way to breezes, it was a winner of a day after all the miserable weather we’ve endured.

A very special thank you to those of you who gave of some of your day to help the farm. The chores were simple, but oh so important steps in prepping for the busy season ahead.

Speaking of the busy season ahead, May is the busiest month on the farm. A great deal of customers pouring in to get quality plants for their own home gardens. In consultation with our hosts at the farm, we have agreed to take a brief hiatus in May so as to not interfere with this critical time of business. By all means, if you are anywhere in the area of Godlewsky Farms, please consider it a great destination to fulfill your Spring planting needs. You’ll be supporting a really great family farm in the process!

Don’t worry, we’ll be back out flying in June with at least two launches. Our normal monthly launch and a to-be-announced bonus launch date to capitalize on the great flying weather that June typically offers. It should be an exciting summer! We appreciate your continued support! :)

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GO for 4/21! Farm needs a few hands.

We are GO for our 4/21 launch. The fun kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm.

The farm has requested a little help tomorrow. Joe needs a few hands to help with a few short tasks around the greenhouses. If you can spare a small part of your day it would be greatly appreciated. They’ll be plenty of time to also get a good deal of flying in. Its important to help our hosts at the farm, so any time you can spare to give back a bit would be much appreciated! Thanks! :)

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Next Launch and Contest – Saturday April 21, 2018!

Our attending members had a great weekend at the Red Glare XIX launch in Maryland, where rockets as heavy as 600 pounds took to the air! Nothing whets the appetite for flying rockets more than watching rockets fly.

Our next launch is coming up this weekend on Saturday April 21, 2018. In addition to low, mid, and high power sport flying, our contest director will be hosting the Mid Atlantic Open 2018 contest. The fun kicks off at 9 am Saturday and runs as late as 4 pm. We hope to see you there! :) Check back in Friday evening for a final GO/NO-GO for this launch based on the latest weather outlook.

For those looking to compete in the Mid Atlantic Open 2018, the contest events are as follows:
C Egg Lofting Altitude
A Payload Altitude
A Streamer Duration
A Helicopter Duration
1/2A Parachute Duration
1/2A Boost Glide Duration

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GO for Saturday March 17th launch!

We are GO for Saturday March 17th. Conditions will be less than optimal, but we do hope to get some flying in, especially for our TARC teams. Please read the important notes below regarding tomorrow’s launch..

  1. The last we checked, the field is covered in at least a couple of inches of snow. This will make recoveries a bit more challenging, so please plan accordingly.
  2. Since the field is snow covered there will again be NO parking on the field. Please park along the access road in a way so as to not block vehicles from passing. It is very important that the road not be blocked.
  3. We will be setting up at the usual 9 am tomorrow, and will fly as long as people have rockets to fly. Our priority tomorrow is on our TARC teams, but the field will be open to everyone. Arriving earlier in the day than later is recommended.

We would have hoped that by now Spring would have sprung and flying conditions would be more optimal, but Mother Nature has had other thoughts. If you do come out, please remember to be careful given the ground conditions. We are only able to hold launches this time of year if we can do so safely.

Now go prep a rocket and we’ll make the most of the late winter skies! :)

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