Next Meeting 10/4 and Next Launch 10/11

This coming Saturday October 4th, we’ll be holding our monthly club meeting at the Northeast Branch of the Warren County Library.   Just moments west of Hackettstown on Rt 46 west.    The meeting starts at 10am.   Followed at 11am with rocketry build and instructional sessions.   Know someone looking to get into the hobby, or have questions needing answers, this is the perfect opportunity!

Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday October 11th from 9 am to 4 pm at our home field at Godlewsky Farms in Great Meadows, NJ.   The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with a 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.    We’ll post a launch status update the evening before the launch.   Come on out while the weather’s still good!

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GO for September 20th Bonus Launch and Open Skies Contest

We are GO for tomorrow’s launch and contest. Mild temperatures are expected and it promises to be a fun day! Hope to see you there!

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Open Skies 2014 Contest / Special Launch Date

The Open Skies 2014 meet that was rained out on September 13th has been re-scheduled to this coming Saturday September 20, 2014.    We’ll also be holding a bonus sport launch on this date, with the range also open to low, mid and high power fliers.   So if you are a contester or not, come on out Saturday September 20, 2014 for some more late summer flying fun!    The fun begins at 9 am and runs til roughly 4 pm and our 5000 foot high power waiver will be in effect.

The Open Skies 2014 contest is open to NAR members of all skill levels.    If you aren’t yet a NAR member, we can help you join the NAR at the field.   The contest events are:

Streamer Spot Landing 4,
Predicted Duration 8,
C Streamer Duration 10,
E Egg Lofting Duration 18,
C Boost Glider Duration 2

We’ll post the usual GO/NO-GO status update for this contest and special launch date by Friday evening.

 

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GO for Launch – Sunday September 14, 2014!

Sunshine is on the way for tomorrow, so we are GO for launch!   The fun begins at 9 am and runs til 4 pm.    Our 5000 foot FAA waiver will be in effect.    So large or small, bring your rockets and let’s have some fun!

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Launch Postponed until Sunday

With a high likelihood of rain throughout the day on Saturday, our launch scheduled for Saturday September 13th has been postponed one day.    The launch will now be held Sunday September 14th from 9 am to 4 pm.   The forecast for Sunday include abundant sunshine, so conditions should be nice.   We hope you can join us for this re-scheduled launch!

For competitors in the Open Skies 2014 meet, we are awaiting official word from the Contest Director, but expect that it will slip to a scheduled rain date of Saturday September 20th.  Stay tuned for updates.

 

 

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Next Launch – Saturday September 13th!

Our September launch is this coming Saturday, September 13th.   The fun begins at 9 am and runs til 4 pm.   The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.   The field is 1/4A through K capable!   Come on out and play rockets with us!  :)

We are also hosting the Open Skies 2014 NAR Meet.    Open Skies was first held after the skies were re-opened to the hobby in the wake of the September 11th tragedies.    Come on out and participate in this inspired contest event.    The contest events are:

Streamer Spot Landing 4,
Predicted Duration 8,
C Streamer Duration 10,
E Egg Lofting Duration 18,
C Boost Glider Duration 2

Need supplies for this launch?  Our home vendor, Heavenly Hobbies, will be attending this launch.   As usual, pre-orders are recommended to ensure that Jose carts what you need to the field.   Visit http://www.heavenlyhobbies.com

As summer winds down, our fun doesn’t!   We fly all year round!   Come on out and enjoy a great late summer’s weekend enjoying one of the best hobbies around!

We’ll post a GO/NO-GO update for this launch by Friday evening.

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August 23rd Launch Recap + Upcoming Events

August 23rd Launch Recap:
The forecast for our Saturday August 23rd bonus launch didn’t hold up quite as nicely as expected.  While we did dance among a few light rain drops at times, the winds were nearly non-existant, and the hearty crew that did turn out took full advantage of it sending rockets skyward as high as the clouds would allow.    A full day of fun without too much of a hike for most recoveries.   Thanks to all who made it all worth while.

Club Meeting / Build Sessions:
Our club meets the first Saturday of each month at the Northeast Branch of the Warren County Library, located on Rt 46 west, just west of Hackettstown.    Our next meeting is  Saturday September 6th starting at 10am.

We’ve also added rocketry education and build sessions to our monthly agenda.   These are open to the public and free!   If you are new to rocketry or eager to learn more about this exciting hobby, the education and building starts at 11am, immediately following the meeting.   Bring a kit and join the fun!

September Launch and Contest:
Our next schedule launch is Saturday September 13, 2014 starting at 9 am.   The Open Skies 2014, NAR competition, has been sanctioned by the NAR and is GO for our September launch. The events are:

Streamer Spot Landing 4,
Predicted Duration 8,
C Streamer Duration 10,
E Egg Lofting Duration 18,
C Boost Glider Duration 20

We fly year round and look forward to an active late summer and fall flying season!

 

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GO for Launch! Saturday August 23rd!

We are a GO for tomorrow’s launch! Forecasts call for very light breezes and the slightest risk of a passing shower. We’ll be there starting at 9 am and hope you will be too!

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Bonus Launch Date – Saturday August 23, 2014!

The weather for our August 9th launch couldn’t have been more perfect, and with a large turnout to boot, it was a truly great day!   Eager to make the most of the prime flying season, we’ve added a bonus launch date to the calendar for August.

Our next launch is Saturday August 23, 2014.   Setup is at 9am with flying to commence shortly thereafter.    The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.  Come on out for another great day of flying fun with the Radical Rocketeers!

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Explore the family friendly hobby of Model Rocketry with the Radical Rocketeers! NAR Section #712.     We’re also home to dramatic high power rocket launches conducted under our 5000 foot FAA waiver.    From 1/4A to K, we’re your home for year round rocketry fun for all ages!

Featuring monthly Low, Mid and High Power launches from Great Meadows, NJ. Just minutes from I-80 Exit 19 in northwestern New Jersey.

See our forums for more info on upcoming launches and other rocketry topics, or follow us on Facebook for a constant feed of the latest Radical Rocketeers news and events.

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