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.

TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE!!!
You can join us virtually for Build Night by using this link:
https://zoom.us/j/429159732?pwd=dzVuVStKNXZ1QnhFcklxeXpMZHdjQT09

2021 Dates

* Proposed or tentative event

January 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Field access issue.

January 16 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to predicted snow, high winds and cloud cover, this weekend’s launch is canceled.

January 23 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch ADDED
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm. Conditions are right for a launch to replace the one we had to cancel last week.

January 29-31 (Fri-Sun) – Virtual NARCON 2021
Register here.

January 30 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

February 13 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather and field conditions.

February 13-14 (Sat-Sun) – TechFest 2021 (virtual)
WSR will produce content for TechFest. Please visit http://www.techfestdayton.org/ for more information and to participate.

February 27 (Sat) – Sport Launch MOVED
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm. This is a Class 1 (3.3 pound / G impulse limit) launch because of the move.

March 13 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

March 27 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch / NIGHT LAUNCH
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm for HPR Sport Launch, 8pm-11pm for Night Launch. What could be better than flying rockets at night? The full moon serving as out night light! There will also be a contest for the Coolest Rockets. You may want to bring bug spray to this launch.
Here are the rules:

  • The ceiling as 2500’ AGL, regardless of impulse. THIS IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE.
  • High-power impulse (H and above) is allowed, subject to the 2500’ AGL ceiling.
  • Sparky motors are allowed, contingent upon acceptable field conditions and club rules.
  • Your rocket MUST BE SELF-ILLUMINATED THROUGHOUT ITS FLIGHT, both on ascent and descent, from a distance equivalent to your anticipated altitude.
  • You may use electrical illumination (LEDs, EL tape, bulbs, etc.) or chemical illumination (cyalume glow sticks, et. al.).
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint may be used to SUPPLEMENT and already otherwise illuminated rocket, but CANNOT be used by itself.
  • Launch participants must have some method of making themselves visible while they are in the field. These can include LED headbands, wearable glow sticks, or handheld flashlights that are to remain on while the flyer is in the field. It is preferred that headlamps and flashlights employ red bulbs or lens covers.
  • We will take a poll during the March 23 Zoom chat attendees to see what they will be flying (rocket and motor) so we will have a feel for how many will be at the launch. We will also send a group email out and post on the Facebook page on Tuesday night after the Zoom chat to catch anyone else.

March 27 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

April 10 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to predicted rain and high winds.

April 17 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

April 18 (Sun) – Field Trip to ROAR POSTPONED FROM APRIL 11
Chateau Zachman & Moran-McCaughey Range, Ripley, OH. 11am-4pm. Rain date is April 18 (Sun). Tom and Jane Zachman and Section 851 will host our club for a day of enjoyment and, of course, rockets. The range will support up to G impulse.

April 25 (Sun) – Sport Launch – NOTE NEW DATE
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

May 1-2 (Sat-Sun) – The Ohio Cup
National Museum of the US Air Force, Fairborn, OH. Details are as follows:

  1. The “In Person” competition will take place over two days and will be broken up into four two-hour blocks each day.  This means, of course, that we can only have up to 16 teams participate in the “In Person” competition.
  2. One of the reasons for the two-day format is our new venue has a 25 person at a time limit for the competition.
  3. WSR is taking a page from the 2020 NARAM and from School Districts across Ohio by conducting a Virtual Ohio Cup at the same time for those teams who cannot travel to Dayton, Ohio or feel it is too far to travel. Details for submitting qualifying flight information is forthcoming.
  4. The Awards Ceremony will be conducted virtually after both events have concluded.

May 8 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-4pm. NOTE new launch window end time.

May 8-9 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

May 17 (Mon) – TARC Qualification Flight Window ENDS
Qualifying flight reports must be submitted via fax or email by 11:59PM (see TARC rules here).

May 22 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

May 29-31 (Sat-Mon) – NSL 2021
Alamosa, CO.

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

June 12-13 (Sat-Sun) – TARC National Finals
National Museum of the US Air Force. 9am-5pm both days. More info and signup will be discussed at the next two Zoom meetings. 18 TARC teams from the Midwest will converge on the Museum for a day of competition. We will need many volunteers to act as timers, inspectors, team guides, dignitary escorts, and various other tasks to make the event go the way only WSR can do it.

June 13 (Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

June 27 (Sun) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to high forecasted winds and the chance of thunderstorms toward the end of the launch window.

July 10 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

July 10 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Vinton County Airport. Rain date July 24.

July 17-18 (Sat-Sun) – Summer Moon Festival
Armstrong Air & Space Museum. 10am-5pm both days. WSR will be providing launch services for museum class participants and visitors. WSR members can also fly demo flights up to B impulse. eRockets will likely be selling E2X kits so you may be asked to help supervise rocket construction. NOTE: We will be sharing the airspace with a kite-flying group. We will be alternating time slots. Following is the schedule provided to us by the museum; as this is the first time this is being attempted, it is subject to change (as well as dependent upon field conditions; there is rarely any wind speed that is conducive to both kites AND rockets):
Kites begin 10:00 AM.Kites lowered after 11:50 AM
Rocket Launching starting at 12:00 to 12:45.
Kites resume 1:00 and lower at 1:50 PM
Rocket Launching 2:00-3:00
Kites resume 3:00 to end of event 5:00ish.
When the kites are flying Wright Stuff Rocketeers can assist persons at their booth with their rocket building workshops.
When the rockets are being launched P.I.G.S. Aloft can assist persons at their booth with kites being made. 

July 24-31 (Sat-Sat) – NARAM-62
National Warplane Museum, Geneseo, NY.
Events (*NRC Events):

1/2A B/G*
1/2A SD*
1/2A HD*
1/2A PD*
1/2A ALT*
1/2A Flexwing
B Payload*
D SuperRoc Altitude altimeter
Sport Scale
R & D

July 31 (Sat) – Sport Launch NOTE TIME CHANGE
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 1230pm-6pm. Time change due to an event for the Wayne Pee Wee Football Organization.

August 7 (Sat) – NMUSAF Apollo 15 Commemoration / Mass Build/Fly
National Museum of the US Air Force. This is our annual all-hands event with the Museum. More details will follow.

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

August 28 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to predicted rain and heat.

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

September 11 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Vinton County Airport.

September 18-19 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

September 25 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field, assuming it is open. 11am-5pm.

October 2 (Sat) – Sport Launch
Field TBD. 11am-5pm.

October 9 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5151 East Memorial Drive – Muncie, Indiana 47302

October 16 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

October 29-31 (Fri-Sun) – QCRC Midwest Power
23550 1850 E., Ohio, IL 61349. 15K waiver, night launch on Saturday.

October 30 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch & HALLOWEEN NIGHT LAUNCH
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm. Bonus points for themed rockets, or costumes.

November 6 (Sat) – WVSOAR HPR Sport Launch
Vinton County Airport.

November 13 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

November 27 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

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

December 7 or 14 (Tue) – WSR Annual Christmas Celebration and Banquet
eRockets. Details will be announced later.

2022 Dates

January 1 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

Jaunary 20-22 (Th-Sat) – vNARCON 2022
Virtual

May 28-30 (Sat-Mon) – NSL 2022
Sumter, SC. Event Director Bobby Weatherford and the members of ROSCO are excited to host you at NSL 2022 starting May 28 and finishing May 30. A host hotel or hotels will be located just 15 minutes away in Sumter, SC. Entrance to site is located at: 34.055858,-80.425288

NSL 2022 will be flying off a brand new sod farm site and will feature a minimum of a 7,000 foot waiver. So, please come enjoy a spectacular launch site and waiver by planning your NSL trip today.

July 16-22 (Sat-Fri) – NARAM 63
Springfield, MO. NARAM 63 will be have Chad Ring back for another turn as Contest Director. NARAM will be a bit earlier than usual and will run from July 16 – 22, 2022. Chad is being supported by the members of Launch Crue, St. Louis Rocketry Association, and Tripoli Mo-Kan. The scheduled contest events are:

1/4A Streamer Duration*, 1/2A Rocket Glider Duration*, A Helicopter Duration*
A Parachute Duration*, B Altitude*, B Eggloft Altitude*, Sport Scale*
(*denotes 2022 NRC Events)
E Payload Altitude
Open Spot Landing
Research and Development
The contest/sport range is sited in Walnut Grove at the same field used for NARAM 58.
Sport and high power flying will be available for all seven days. A waiver of 15,000 feet is expected. And the US Spacemodeling Team Selection Flyoffs will be held on the opening weekend in preparation for the World Spacemodeling Championships coming to Austin, TX in July of 2023.
The host hotel will be the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center which is located in Springfield, MO. Rooms have been secured at $109/night. Finally, Chad has some great activities planned for young and old alike, so start carving out your vacation time in order to attend NARAM 63!

 

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