LAUNCH SCHEDULE

Please see our Launch Site Maps page for maps and directions to our Federal Road, Rip Rap Road, and Lowry Road fields, as well as some of our neighboring clubs whose events appear in our schedule.

Our onsite  motor vendor is Merlin Missile Solutions. If you have a special need (including high power motors, reloads or casings), please contact Lee Berry well in advance of the launch at 937-232-1240 or lee.berry@merlinmissiles.com . 

Dates in italics are nearby opportunities to launch away from our fields, or events where WSR is not the presenting sponsor.

Archive of 2017 events can be found here.

2018 Dates

January 6 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED due to field conditions
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

January 20 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Moved to Rip Rap Road field. 11am-4pm. Meet at eRockets at 10am to load equipment. This is a non-waiver, low-power launch per usual Rip Rap rules. eRockets will open at 8:30am for your rocketry needs.

February 10 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain forecast and the possibility of damage to the entrance to the field. There may be a possibility of launching at Rip Rap Rd. field if weather permits. There will be an open build session at eRockets starting at 10am while we watch the weather.

February 16-17 (Sat-Sun) – TechFest 2018
Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center (Bldg. 12), 301 West Fourth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Free admission; food available for purchase. Park in the Building 12 underground parking garage. TechFest is an annual gathering of the region’s best STEM providers, and WSR will have our usual impressive display of rockets and equipment. Club members are invited to coordinate with Randy and Lee to man the booth and represent the club to community members who would be interested in our services and expertise to help them bring rocketry to their programs and curriculum. If you are manning the booth, business casual dress or WSR logowear is requested, and wear your eRockets ID lanyard badge. We will need your best models for display. Booth setup on Saturday starts an hour before opening.

February 24 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain and high winds through the weekend.

March 3 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

March 11 (Sun) – Terry Virts – View From Above
Victoria Theater, 138 N Main St., Dayton, OH. 3pm. Astronaut Terry Virts will be presenting a talk and pictures about his time on the International Space Station. Tickets are available through Ticket Center Stage.

March 17 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELLED; LAUNCH MOVED TO Rip Rap Rd. field for LPR Sport flights.
11am-5pm.

March 18 (Sun) – HPR Sport Launch (just announced)
Federal Rd. field. 1pm-6pm.

March 19 (Mon) – Springboro STEMfest
Springboro High School, 1675 South Main Street Springboro, OH 45066. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Setup at 4:30pm. WSR has been invited to do low-power (A-B impulse) demo flights – Phil Queen will be bringing My Boids to fly as the field will be close to the parking lot and there is the possibility of landing a couple on the school roof. Volunteers are also needed to meet with the attendees and talk rockets. We will have display tables. If you can help, please get in touch with Phil (kitbasher99@excite.com or via the Yahoo group).

March 31 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to muddy field conditions and anticipated high winds.

April 14 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to thunderstorms and high winds.

April 21 (Sat) – Xtreme Bots competition
Staub Manufacturing Solutions, 2551 Thunderhawk Court, Dayton, OH 45414 (just down the road from eRockets). 9am-3pm. eRockets and WSR will have an information booth and rocket display (NOTE: As the venue is smaller than the Wright State gym, there is only 1 display table, so please be judicious on what you bring to display). If you’re interested in hanging out with some cool kids and talking rockets, contact Randy to volunteer. Also, eRockets will be open during this event if families are interested in touring the shop and bringing home some rockets.

April 21 (Sat) – BSA Troop 524 Space Exploration Merit Badge Launch
Rip Rap Road field. Launch starts at 11am; setup at 10:30am. A group of 6 to 8 Scouts from Troop 524 in Kettering will be launching to satisfy the requirements of the Space Ex Merit Badge. Club members are welcome to help and are welcome to do demo flights. Contact Dave Combs via the Yahoo group for more info or to volunteer.

April 23 (Mon) – Cub Scout Pack 74 Launch
Parkwood Elementary School, 1791 Wilene Drive, Beavercreek OH. Meet at eRockets @5:30pm, site setup at 6, launch at 6:30. Up to 50 Cub Scouts flying RTF and Viking rockets so lots of help for launch prep and crowd control is needed. If you’re able to help, please contact Lee Berry or Randy.

April 28 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm.

May 5 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm.

May 10 (Thu) – Driscoll Elementary School Technology Day
5767 Marshall Rd., Dayton, OH 45429. 6pm-8pm. WSR has been invited to display rockets and the science of rocketry to students in grades 1-5.

May 12-13 (Sat-Sun) – Armstrong Air and Space Museum Demo
500 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895. Times TBA. WSR has been asked to do some demo flights; this is a small field and No higher than B impulse is recommended. Details to follow.

May 19 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm.

June 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm.

June 16 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm.

June 30 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm.

August 4-5 (Sat-Sun) – Dayton Mini Maker Faire
Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409. Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00pm to 4:00pm. WSR will be running a build/fly and rocket store (rockets $10, engines $3). Club members can do LOW IMPULSE demo flights; we will operate on the grass in front of the bell tower. Contact Dave Combs (937-248-9726 or via the WSR Yahoo Group) for more info.

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