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 WSR is not responsible for the accuracy or timeliness of this information; please consult the host organization for the latest updates.

Archive of past events and flight reports can be found here.

2019 Dates

* Proposed or tentative event

January 1 (Tue) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. field. 1pm-5pm.

January 5 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-4pm.

January 13 (Sun) – Family Day @ NMUSAF
National Museum of the US Air Force. 9am-4pm. Our display will be in the new 4th building, right under the nose of the big Titan IVB rocket. We will have our usual 3 tables arranged in a U-shape. Please bring NO MORE THAN 3 of your best models for display; you can also bring a floor-standing rocket that is self-supported. The tables should be in place and ready at or before 9am, so you can plan to arrive as early as 9. There is a POSSIBILITY that the museum staff will open an additional entrance in the 4th building, and parking passes to use it MAY be issued, but they still prefer everyone go through the main entrance and security checkpoint. This is because dignitaries are scheduled (Governor Elect Mike DeWine and others), so security will be increased. IF the building 4 doors are opened, it will be from 8am to 11am. If more information becomes available it will be passed on as soon as possible.

January 19 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to weather.

February 2 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-4pm.

February 9 (Sat) – Sport Launch MOVED
Rip Rap Rd. field. 11am-4pm. Setup crew meet at eRockets at 10am.

February 16-17 (Sat-Sun) – TechFest
Sinclair Community College. Details TBA.

February 23 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to field conditions and weather.

March 1-3 (Fri-Sun) – NARCON 2019
Radisson Resort at the Port Conference Center, Cape Canaveral, FL. More info: NARCON 2019

March 9 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain and high winds.

March 11 (Mon) – Springboro STEMFest
Springboro HS, 1675 S. Main St, Springboro, OH 45066. 530pm-730pm. Setup @ 445pm. Demo launches every half hour starting at 530pm.

March 16 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-5pm.

March 23 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch (Rain Date)
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

March 31 (Sun) – Sport Launch MOVED TO RIP RAP
Rip Rap Rd. field, Huber Heights, OH. 12pm-5pm. Due to the field conditions at Federal Rd., this launch is being moved to Sunday and to Rip Rap Rd. field. This is now a low and midpower Class 1 launch (3.3 pound/G impulse limit). Lee from Merlin Missiles will be at the field around 1pm.

April 6 (Sat) – XtremeBOTS Competition
Wright State University Nutter Center. 9am until the last ‘bot dies. eRockets and WSR will have a display and be available to discuss rocketry and the club with visitors. If you’re available, please contact Randy.

April 6 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

April 13 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-5pm.

April 20 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to rain.

April 23 (Tue) – Coy Middle School Demo Launch
1786 Dayton Xenia Rd, Xenia, OH 45385. 4pm-530pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

April 26 (Fri) – Global STEM Academy Demo Launch
700 S Limestone St, Springfield, OH 4550. 11am-230pm. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

April 27 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to field conditions.

May 4 (Sat) – National Park Service/Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Camporee
Eastwood MetroPark. Mass build/fly. If you can assist, please contact Randy.

May 5 (Sun) – HPR Sport Launch NOTE: MOVED TO SUNDAY
Federal Rd. field, Cedarville, OH. 11am-5pm.

May 7 (Tue) – Virginia Stevenson Demo Launch
805 Harshman Rd, Dayton, OH 45431. 6pm-730pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 9 (Thu) – Legacy Christian Academy Demo Launch
1101 Wesley Ave., Xenia OH 45385. 1pm-230pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 10 (Fri) – Miami Valley STEM Academies Demo Launch
2806 & 5656 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449. 1pm-2pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 11-12 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm both days.

May 15 (Wed) – Shaw Elementary Demo Launch CANCELED
Canceled due to school scheduling conflict.

May 16 (Th) – Legacy Christian Academy Demo Launch
1101 Wesley Ave., Xenia, OH. 1pm-230pm (setup 30 mins earlier). If you’re available to help, contact Randy or Ron.

May 17 (Fri) – Middletown HS Build/Fly
eRockets and Rip Rap Rd. field. Build starts at 9am, launch at 230pm. Randy needs assistance with running the event; you can fly some demo flights of your own subject to the field’s limitations (Class 1 up to G impulse). Contact Randy if you’re available.

May 18-19 (Sat-Sun) – Armstrong Museum Rocket Weekend
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta OH. Saturday 10-3, Sunday 11-4. Demo flights and a small number of build/flys as purchased under our tent. Remember this is a small field near the interstate so no higher than B impulse is suggested.

May 18 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

May 20 (Mon) – LT Ball Intermediate Demo Launch
575 N Hyatt St, Tipp City, OH 45371. 850am-230pm. Demo launches. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 22 (Wed) – Dayton Christian School Demo
9391 Washington Church Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Demo launches starting at 845am through 230pm. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

May 23 (Th) – Scout Demo Launch & BBQ
10100 Pleasant Plain Rd., Brookville, OH. Demo flights for a Scout group on private land; impulse up to F or possibly G are possible. BBQ included! For more info, contact Randy.

June 1 (Sat) – Sport Launch*
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

June 8 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to field conditions.

June 10 (Mon) – EN Legacy Summer STEM Camp Build/Fly
STARBASE Wright-Patt, 156 Spinning Road (Bldg. 6933) 45433 Dayton , OH. Noon-3pm. 20 students will build and fly Astra IIIs in an approximately 2-hour class. June 11 is the rain date. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

June 12 (Wed) – K-8 Girl Scout Camp Build/Fly
Eaton Youth Center, 306 Seven Mile Drive, Eaton OH 45320. Build starting at 1pm through 3pm. Rain date June 13. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

June 15 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

June 19 and 21 (Wed/Fri) – NMUSAF Aerospace Camp Build/Fly
STARBASE Wright-Patt, 156 Spinning Road Bldg. 6933, Dayton , OH 45433. Build starting at noon through 115pm. If you are available to help, please contact Ron Stauffer.

June 22 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch (Rain Date)*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

June 22 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm.

June 29 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

July 6 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

July 9 (Tue) – eRockets MicroMaxx Launch
eRockets, 2790 Thunderhawk Ct., Dayton OH 45414. Launches start at 6:30. It’s time for a little summer wackiness, as we launch MicroMaxx rockets from the eRockets front yard. NOTE: This launch is NOT at Rip Rap Rd. field, and ONLY MicroMaxx rockets are eligible for launching.

July 13 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

July 14 (Sun) – Springfield Barnstorming Carnival Build/Fly & Demo
Springfield Municipal Airport, 1251 W Blee Rd, Springfield, OH 45502. 3:30pm-5pm, setup at 1:30pm. Small build/fly (~20 pre-registered people) and club members can do demo flights. If you’re available to help, contact Dave or Randy.

July 16 (Tue) – Armstrong Museum Launch Day
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta OH. 9am-5pm. Launch Day event commemorates the launch of the Apollo 11 mission, and a Saturn V should be launched at the actual launch time (9:32am). Also, demo flights and a small number of build/flys as purchased under our tent.

July 20 (Sat) – NMUSAF Space Day Mass Build/Fly
National Museum of the US Air Force. 9am-5pm; setup at 8am. This is our annual All Hands On Deck mass build/fly and we are going to attempt to build and fly 750 Astra III rockets. The Museum will provide the manpower to assist with the build, which will take place in the middle of building 2 under the noses of the B-52 and C-124. As always, we will set up 3 launch racks outside, and we will need a number of you (many have volunteered) to assist guests in prepping their rockets for flight. This year, we are going with a one person end-to-end method, where one person checks the rocket, loads the motor/igniter/plug, inserts wadding, packs the recovery system, and verifies the flight cards. There will be at least 5 stations for this so the lines should go quickly. We will also need 2 traffic directors (one to steer people to prep stations and another to send them to the pads) as well as 3 pad wranglers (responsible for racking and connecting leads). Members are welcome to do their own demo flights but only after the guests have all been sent to the front of the line, and if you do fly there is a HARD 500′ ceiling. Members may also bring their best rockets for static display inside the museum; 5 tables will be set up near the Bob Hope exhibit between buildings 1 and 2. We need your help! Please take this opportunity to show the museum and its visitors that WSR is THE go-to team for rocketry!

July 21 (Sun) – Armstrong Museum Apollo 11 Anniversary
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta OH. 11-4. Demo flights and a small number of build/flys as purchased under our tent. Remember this is a small field near the interstate so no higher than B impulse is suggested.

July 25 (Th) – Yellow Springs Library Build/Fly
Yellow Springs Library, 415 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 6pm-8pm. 12-15 youths age 10+ will build and fly My Boids. If you are available to help, please contact Dave.

July 26-August 3 (Fri-Sat) – NARAM 61
AMA International Aeromodeling Center, 5161 E. Memorial Dr., Muncie IN 47302. In conjunction with ROCI, WSR is providing resources to the event. A full schedule is available at eRockets or by emailing Dave or Randy. This is a very labor-intensive activity so if you are available to help, please let us know.

July 27 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch (Rain Date)*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

August 10 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

August 17 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

August 24 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

August 31 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 7 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch*
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

September 14 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 14 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Bob Evans Farm field, Rio Grande, OH. 10am-430pm.

September 28 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

September 28-29 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm both days.

October 5 (Sat) – Make It Dayton Festival CANCELED
We will not be participating at this event this year.

October 5 (Sat) – BSA Dan Beard Council Rocketry Event
Details TBA. All-hands event, potentially 750 rockets.

October 12 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

October 19 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA Aeromodelling Center, 5151 East Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana 47302. 11am-5pm.

October 26/27 (Sat/Sun) – Sport Launch CANCELLED
Due to rain, sustained high winds, and field conditions.

November 9 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

November 23 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather and field conditions.

November 30 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather.

December 7 (Sat) – Xtreme BOTS Competition
Wright State Ervin J. Nutter Center, McLin Gym. Setup at 8am, finishes at 3pm. eRockets and WSR will have a couple of tables for displaying rockets and rocketry gear. Morning coffee & danishes, and a boxed lunch will be provided. Bring a couple of your absolute best finished rockets, especially those that involve STEM-centric gear like payloads, altimeters, and other things that you can discuss or demonstrate to engage STEM students. This event is proven to attract new members and visitors to eRockets and our launches. If you’re available, please contact Randy.

December 10 (Tue) – WSR Annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet
eRockets, 2790 Thunderhawk Drive, Dayton OH. 6pm-830pm. The club will provide grilled chicken. eRockets will provide plates, napkins and plastic ware. Bring a dish to pass. Bring your family; any rocketeer can attend. Bring a wrapped gift with a minimum value of $10 for a gift exchange.  This will be Rambo style, so don’t get too attached until the last round (warn your kids). eRockets will be open starting at 4am on that Tuesday morning for folks to drop off crock pots that can cook all day or can be turned on prior to the event(leave us a note as to what time to start it).

Bring a dish ideas:
2 liter soda or tea
deviled eggs
Cole slaw
potato  or macaroni salad
Potato chips and chip dip
Salads, raw veggies and dip
fruit bowl/tray
Baked Potatoes
Baked Beans
Mac & Cheese
Brussels Sprouts (I think this was a joke just to see if anyone is reading this list)
Pickles
sloppy joes (Phil has this one)
Buns or bread
Cheese
Light Sabred BBQ Meat Balls (former Jedis – Randy has this covered)
deserts, lots of deserts…

2020 Dates

January 4 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

January 11 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

January 25 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

February 8 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

February 22 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

March 7 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

March 21 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

April 4 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

April 18 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

May 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

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

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

June 13 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

June 27 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

 

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