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 CANCELLED 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 CANCELLED
Cancelled 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
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

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
Federal Road field. 11am-5pm.

March 19 (Mon) – Springboro STEMfest
Springboro High School, 1675 South Main Street Springboro, OH 45066. 5:30pm-8:30pm. WSR has been invited to do low-power (A-B impulse) demo flights.

March 31 (Sat) – HPR 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 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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