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

April 30 (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.

May 5 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Lowry Rd. field. 11am-5pm. Low-power, non-waiver so Class 1 (G impulse, 3.3 pound) limits apply.

May 7-8 (Mon-Tue) – Brantwood Elementary Build/Fly
4350 Schwinn Dr, Dayton, OH 45404. 8am-11am both days. WSR will be conducting a My Boid build session on Monday and then a launch on Tuesday. Club members are encouraged to help if available; contact Randy for more info or to volunteer.

May 10 (Thu) – Driscoll Elementary School Technology Day
5767 Marshall Rd., Dayton, OH 45429. 5:30pm-7:30pm. WSR has been invited to display rockets and discuss the science of rocketry to students in grades 1-5. A small number of demo flights will be conducted outside (on a VERY small field).

May 11 (Fri) – Legacy Christian Academy Info Session/Demo Launch
1101 Wesley Ave, Xenia, OH 45385. 10am-11am. Randy, Ron and Phil are giving a talk about model rocketry and doing a few demo launches. Contact Randy for more info.

May 12-13 (Sat-Sun) – Armstrong Air and Space Museum Demo
500 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895. Flying from 10am-4pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday. Meet at eRockets at 8am Saturday and 9am Sunday to load; leave for Wapak 30 minutes later. WSR has been asked to do some demo flights; this is a small field and no higher than B impulse is recommended. Those who help at the demo also get free admission to the museum.

May 16 (Wed) – Middletown Middle School Build/Fly
eRockets, 2970 Thunderhawk, Dayton, OH. 9am-1pm. Volunteers needed; please contact Randy ASAP to help.

CANCELED: May 19 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED due to rain
Lowry Road field. 11am-5pm.

May 20 (Sun) – Picnic and Rocket Launch at the Y
Huber Heights YMCA, 7251 Schull Rd., Huber Heights OH 45424. 11am-1pm; setup at 9am. Demo flights on a C-impulse capable field. Contact Randy to participate.

June 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. field. 11am-5pm. Note: Merlin Missiles will not be at the launch, so if you need motors, please contact Lee ahead of time to make arrangements, or contact Randy at eRockets for your motors.

June 9 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm. Rain date is June 23. Directions to the field are on the Launch Site Maps page.

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

June 16 (Sat) – BluesRockS HPR Sport Launch
Highland Sod Farm, 1377 Hutcherson Ln, Elizabethtown, KY 42701. 9am-5pm. 10K waiver; non-member launch fees $10 HPR, $5 LPR/MPR. See the BluesRockS website for more info.

June 22 (Fri) – WACO Build/Fly
WACO Air Museum, Troy, OH. 8am-12pm. Contact Randy for more info and to volunteer.

June 23 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

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

July 14 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

July 21 (Sat) – NMUSAF Family Day / Mass Build/Fly
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. 9am-5pm. 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. WSR members can also bring a limited number of display models for the lobby and we will need members to discuss rocketry and the club with the public. Current NAR Members can also do sport flights as pad space permits PROVIDED their rocket is checked by the RSO on duty and you stay below 500′ AGL.

July 28 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

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.

August 11 (Sat) – Sport Launch (Tentative)
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm

August 18 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

August 25 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

September 8 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm

September 15 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Field TBD (may be HPR).

September 22 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

September 29-30 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodeling Center, 5161 E Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm both days. Directions are on the WSR Launch Sites page.

October 6 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm
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October 20 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodeling Center, 5161 E Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm.

October 20 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

November 3 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-3:30pm.

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