We will be meeting at the farm at 9 am. If you cant make it that early, please arrive when you can, but the more hands we have earlier, the better. When you arrive at the farm, drive all the way down the access road, past our launch spot, to the parking lot at the business end of the farm by the active greenhouses.
The event is rain or shine. A lot of the work will be inside greenhouses, with some outdoors as conditions and chores warrant. Reommended dress for the day are work clothes, something you dont mind getting dirty, and work gloves if you have them. The tasks will be tailored to all ages and abilities.
We will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch and some other snacks.
Your assistance is appreciated! Its a great way to give back and show your appreciation to the farm for all the opportunities the use of their land does provide us. Thank you!!
Our great launch opportunities at the farm would not be possible without the gracious access the fine people at Godlewsky Farms provide us to their property. Several times a year, one way we like to say “Thank you!” to our launch site hosts is by bringing our members out for a day of service at the farm. We gather as many able hands as we can from the club, and meet at the farm to tackle a variety of projects. In the past we have painted, repaired and helped clean up greenhouses, and helped pot countless plants and vegetables.
The farm needs our help again on Saturday November 1st! They have asked that we gather as many members as we possibly can to come on out to help with a laundry list of projects. There will be tasks for all ages and abilities. Please come out if at all possible. Help us show our collective gratitude for all the Godlewsky family provides us.
We’ll post more details as November 1st draws closer. We do hope you’ll join us on this important day. Please don’t take what we have for granted. The farm needs our help! Come on out and help us help the farm. You’ll be glad you did!
Bonus Launch Alert! We will be holding a launch tomorrow, October 18th from 9 am to 4 pm. The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.
Jose from Heavenly Hobbies will be present. There is still time to get in last minute pre-orders today at http://www.heavenlyhobbies.com
We make every reasonable attempt to hold launches on the dates scheduled. The biggest influencing factor is the weather.
While it is expected to eventually dry out tomorrow, after much review of the forecasts for Saturday there is just too much uncertainty as to when. Most forecasts call for a high probability of dampness into early afternoon making for poor flying conditions. With that in mind we have decided to move this Saturday’s launch to Sunday. We hope you will be able to join us on Sunday.
If you can’t make it Sunday, we are looking at the possibility of adding a bonus launch date later in the month. Stay tuned in case that does come together.
Our next scheduled launch is coming up this Saturday, October 11th, from 9 am to 4 pm. The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.
Our home vendor, Heavenly Hobbies, will be present at this launch. Jose will have his usual broad collection of rocket kits, supplies, engines, etc. at the field for purchase. Pre-orders are a sure way to ensure Jose brings exactly what you need. You can pre-order at http://www.heavenlyhobbies.com Just pick “No Shipping” at checkout and mention that you will pick up your order at our launch.
Our launch site hosts at Godlewsky Farms are in full autumn mode. Stop by and pick up some pumpkins, indian corn, corn stalks, or any of a variety of luscious farm fresh produce. The mums are also ready for your fall decorating. Your patronage is appreciated!
We are keeping an eye on the forecast for Saturday, and we’ll post a GO/NO-GO status update for the launch by Friday evening.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.