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.

Dates for 2018 have been announced – see BOTTOM OF THE LIST for dates

May 24th (Wed) – Cub Scout Pack 116 (Weller Elementary) Launch
Far Hills Community Church, 5800 Clyo Rd, Centerville.  6:30pm-8pm (setup at 5:45). 50 Scouts who want to fly twice.  Club members can fly too and they want us to bring rockets to show off.  There is a very good chance we will be rained out so watch for a cancellation notice.
 
May 27 (Sat) – YMCA Huber Heights Build
7251 Shull Rd, Huber Heights.  6pm-8pm (setup at 5pm in the gym for build; put down carpet to protect the floors, get out tables and chairs). Contact Randy if you can help.
 
May 28 (Sun) – YMCA Huber Heights Launch
7251 Shull Rd, Huber Heights. 11am-1pm (setup 9am).  The church will be providing food for lunch.  Setup at 9am so we can attend service at 9:30 (volunteer needed for setup). Contact Randy.

June 3-4 (Sat-Sun) – WSR Regional Contest
Rip Rap Rd. Field. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Load at eRockets at 930am, setup 10am.

Events: Open Spot Landing (4 points – MUST be flown first), B Eggloft Duration (17), B Boost Glider (19), A Helicopter (20), Sport Scale (20)

June 10-11 (Sat-Sun) – WSR Regional Contest
Rip Rap Rd. Field. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Load at eRockets at 930am, setup 10am.

Events: Open Spot Landing (4 points – MUST be flown first), B Eggloft Duration (17), B Boost Glider (19), A Helicopter (20), Sport Scale (20)

July 8 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

July 15 (Sat) – Newton in Space at National Museum of the US Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. Times TBA. This is an ALL HANDS ON DECK club event; there will be 500 rockets available to be built by the public, and they will be launched in front of the Museum. Members can also do sport flights as pad space permits.

July 22-23 (Sat-Sun) – Summer Moon Festival at Armstrong Air and Space Museum
500 Apollo Dr, Wapakoneta, OH 45895. Arrive at eRockets to help load at 8am, depart at 830, demo flights start at 11 or earlier and go until about 2 or until crowd conditions make us close the range for Buzz Aldrin’s address. Then we can resume flights until about 5pm. Please wear your WSR shirts. Club members can do demo flights on both days. This is a VERY small field, next to I-75, so keep the impulse down; the club will provide A and B motors for demo flights. You also get free admission to the museum.

July 29 – August 4 (Sat-Fri) – NARAM-59
698 N. Maple Island Rd, Muskegon, MI  49442
Events:
Open Spot Landing (rules, tips)
C altitude (tracked) (rules, tips)
B Super-roc Altitude (altimeter) (rules, tips)
C Payload Altitude (altimeter) (rules, tips)
B Eggloft Altitude (tracked) (rules, tips)
G Helicopter Duration C and T divisions (rules, tips)
D Helicopter Duration A and B divisions (rules, tips)
C Flex-wing Duration (rules, tips)
Scale (rules, tips) (Mission Points Worksheet)
Concept Scale (rules, tips)
R&D (rules, tips, past reports for NAR members)

August 5-6 (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.

August 5 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

August 15 (Tue) – Build Night/NRC Qualifying (1/2A PD) Launch
Rip Rap Road field. Starts at 6:30pm. Just announced at last Build Night, WSR will have the first opportunity to qualify for the National Rocketry Contest by flying the new contest events; emphasis at this launch is on 1/2A Parachute Duration. These are now individual qualifiers; there is no team or section competition. Your results can be entered on the NAR website to count towards your invite to the NRC in Pueblo next summer. You can fly ANY contest event at ANY sanctioned NRC qualifier launch,  and WSR intends to sanction every organized launch as a qualifier.

The new NRC Events are 1/2A Parachute Duration, 1/2A Boost Glider Duration, A Streamer Duration,  A Payload Altitude (Altimeter), and C Eggloft Altitude (Altimeter). The NAR website is in the process of being modified for the new NRC rules.

August 19-20 (Sat-Sun) – Sport Launch EXTENDED
Rip Rap Road field. Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm or later. Please arrive at eRockets an hour early to help load equipment. eRockets will be open Saturday morning before the launch in the event weather is questionable.

September 9 (Sat) – Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival Build/Fly
Huffman Prairie Flying Field, State Route 444, WPAFB Gate 16A. 10:30am – 5pm. This is an all-hands event, so please try to make yourselves available to help. Load equipment at eRockets starting at 7:30am. Setup 8:30-10am. Please wear you WSR name badge. You can park in the vendor/volunteer parking lot. Our tent is #2 on left side. When you get to this event, please go to Information tent and sign in. You will be given a ticket for a free lunch. Bring some of your rockets to fly. We can do demo launches but we need to keep them below 500 feet.

September 23 (Sat) – Miami Valley Council Cub Scout Rocket into Scouting Build/Fly
Cricket Holler Scout Camp. 10am-3pm; meet at eRockets at 9 to load, and setup is at 9:30. Demo flights are permitted but this is a SMALL field, so keep the impulse low (A/B, heavies on C’s). More information to follow.

September 24 (Sun) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 1pm-5pm.

September 30-October 1 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI Sport Launch
5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, IN 47302.

October 7 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

October 14 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm. The crops are still in the field at Federal Road, so this launch will be moved to Rip Rap Road. Class A (3.3 pound, G impulse limit) as always.

October 28 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI Sport Launch
5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, IN 47302.

October 29 (Sun) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 1pm-5pm. Subject to weather.

November 4 (Sat) – WVSOAR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm, 741 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH 45614. 10am-4pm.

November 11 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

November 18 (Sat) – Family Day Display
National Museum of the USAF,  1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431. 9am-3pm. This is a display only event in the museum lobby – no flying. Bring a few high-quality display models and be prepared to talk to speak with visitors about rocketry and the club. Setup is at 8:30am, and you will have to go through security.

December 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

December 9 (Sat) – Alter HS Build Session
940 E David Rd, Dayton, OH 45429. Time TBD. Ron Stauffer and Randy need some assistance with a class doing a build session. Please contact Randy to help.

December 12 (Tue) – WSR Christmas Party
eRockets. Gather at 6pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm. Open to WSR members and their spouses/families/SOs. It would be helpful to club leadership for you to determine how many are coming and to let Randy or Lee know ASAP. Gift exchange: You can bring one or more wrapped rocketry-related gifts, and you will get to pick as many gifts as you brought. Rambo Rules: When you select a gift from the pile, you can either keep it or take the most recent previously-chosen gift from its owner. (I.E. you want to be the last person chosen!) Dinner will be catered by Rudy’s Smokehouse BBQ in Springfield and will include meat and sides, and possibly desserts. Also, BYO beverages (adult or otherwise). Annual dues will also be collected at the dinner ($10 NAR member family, $20 non-NAR family).

December 16 (Sat) – STAR WARS – The Last Jedi
Rave Cinemas, Huber Heights, OH. 8:30am 3-D showing. You will have to go to the Cinemark Huber 16 website (CLICK HERE) to check ticket availability. We will reenact the classic Battle of Hoth immediately afterward at the Federal Road field as we launch rockets in the snow.

December 16 (Sat) – High-Power Sport Launch (Battle in the Snow)
Federal Road field. 11am-4pm. Anyone dressed as a Wookie gets in for free.

2018 Dates

January 6 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

January 20 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

February 10 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

February 24 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

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

March 17 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

March 31 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

April 14 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Road field. 11am-5pm.

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

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

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.

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