LAUNCH SCHEDULE

Please see our Launch Site Maps page for maps and directions to our Federal Road and Rip Rap 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 specific need (including high power motors, reloads or casings), please contact Lee Berry well in advance of the launch at lee.berry@merlinmissiles.com. 

NOTE: All launches and events are held as weather and field conditions permit. The WSR Board reserves the right to reschedule, terminate, or to cancel any event, without notice. We generally try to make a Go/No Go decision by 8pm the night before an event. Please monitor our Groups.io mail service and our Facebook page on event days for changes or cancelations.

Dates in italics are nearby opportunities to launch away from our fields, or events where WSR is not the presenting organization. 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.

WSR OUTREACH EVENT CALENDAR

Randy maintains a Google Calendar for all WSR Outreach events. There is always a need for volunteers to help make these efforts run more efficiently and safely, so if you have some time to help out, it’s always greatly appreciated.

2024 Dates

January 6 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather and field conditions.

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

January 27 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather and field conditions.

January 26-28 (Fri-Sun) – vNARCON 2024
Details forthcoming

February 11 (Sun) – HPR Sport Launch NEW DATE AND TIME
Federal Rd. Field. 10am-3pm. NOTE: Lee will not be able to attend this launch.

February 17-18 (Fri-Sun) – TechFest Dayton 2024
Sinclair College, Building 12. 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday. Free parking is available in the garage under the building. We will have 4 tables inside the hall for displaying rockets and a laptop running RockSim and OpenRocket. We will also be doing motor tests outside assuming cooperative weather. This is one of the events that brings us huge numbers of contacts and opportunities to introduce students to rocketry. Bring your A Game and be ready to talk with the public. If you are coming, you can bring 1 or 2 of your very best rockets to display. Please wear WSR shirts if you have them. Randy also plans on having a build/fly session with 15 students each on both days, so he will need volunteers to assist with these operations. Friday 2-7pm is setup (contact Randy if you can help); you can also arrive 7-930am on Saturday to setup. We will NOT be doing any motor tests on Sunday from 10-11am as this is a designated sensory-friendly hour (minimized sound, no flashing lights). Teardown will be immediately after show close on Sunday. While you’re there, be sure you take a moment to make the rounds and see what others are doing and consider how WSR could partner with those organization. Please sign in at the Volunteer Check-in; there will also be light snacks in that room, and there is a small concession stand at the opposite end of the main exhibit hall.

February 24 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

March 2 (Sat) – Tripoli Mid-Ohio HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, OH 45368. 11am-5pm.

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

March 16 (Sat) – Tripoli Mid-Ohio HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, OH 45368. 11am-5pm.

March 16 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

March 17 (Sun) – The Big Hoopla STEM Challenge
Dayton Convention Center. 12pm-5pm. Setup is Saturday 5pm-10pm and Sunday 7am-11am. WSR will be manning a rocket display booth and meeting STEM students.

March 20-21 (Wed-Thu) – Engelman Launch
Jonathan Engelman will be conducting launches for his students on Wednesday, March 20 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, and Thursday, March 21 from 10 am through 2:30pm. If you’re available to help, you can just show up, and on Thursday there will be a break between two launches where you can fly low power. The address is 4254 E Lower Springboro Rd in Waynesville. The familiar red NAR Rocket Launch sign will be at the side of the road at the entrance.

March 24 (SUN) – HPR Sport Launch NOTE DATE CHANGE
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

March 30 (Sat) – Tripoli Mid-Ohio HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather

April 6 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

April 6 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

JUST ADDED: April 7 (Sun) – Tripoli Mid-Ohio HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, OH 45368. 11am-5pm.

April 8 (Mon) – Solar Eclipse Launch & Viewing
National Museum of the US Air Force. More details to come. Event info: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Eclipse/

April 20 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

April 21 (Sun) – WSR Meet & Greet at the Dayton Dragons
Static display at the ball field. More details to come.

April 27 (Sat) – ROAR/WVSOAR/WSR Lunch-Launch-Pizza-Night Launch
The event starts at Chez Zachman, 136 N Front Street, Ripley OH for a BBQ lunch. Then the day launch begins at Moran-McCaughey Range on Howland Rd. Launch opens at 1pm. Then we return to the Zachman home for pizza, and afterward we head back out to the field for the night launch. NOTE: There will be no NRC contest events flown at this launch.

April 27 (Sat) – Tripoli Mid-Ohio HPR Sport Launch
8345 SR 41 South Charleston, OH 45368. 11am-5pm.

May 4 (Sat) – Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to rain all weekend.

May 11 (Sat) – Tripoli Mid-Ohio HPR Sport Launch CANCELED
Due to weather

May 12 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

May 18 (Sat) – American Rocketry Challenge National Fly-Offs
The Plains, VA. Information about live streaming is forthcoming. Cheer on those Ohio teams!

May 18-19 (Sat-Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch Weekend
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

May 19 (Sun) – Cub Scout Pack 840 Launch
Waynesville Fall Fest, 7392 OH-73, Waynesville, OH 45068. Setup at 1pm, launch at 2pm. WSR will be providing launch services for the Pack, which will be building Estes Alpha rockets and flying on A and B motors. If you are available to help, please contact Dave C. You may bring a display rocket, or possible demo flight based on the flight profile of the model and the available space.

May 25-27 (Sat-Mon) – NSL West
Alamosa, CO. 52K AGL waiver.

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

June 8 (Sat) – Mark Ponder’s Rocket FUN Match
Butler County Fairgrounds. Competitors must arrive by noon, and the event ends by 3pm. Open to ages 5-18. Club member and 4-H Advisor Mark Ponder is holding his annual Rocket Fun Match for prospective 4-H participants, or any youth interested in rocketry. Estes Viking rockets must be used (available at the Butler County 4-H Extension office or from Mark for $5 each; eRockets will be supplying 1 motors per rocket for free). The rockets must be built and ready to fly BEFORE the event. You may also bring your won Estes Viking rocket if you have one. Cloverbuds are ineligible to compete, however if they attend with a rocket they will be able to launch and will be given a special prize rocket for participating. If you have questions, please contact Mark at 513-304-8944 or Jackie Ponder at 513-284-6461.

June 9 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

June 15 (Sat) – Heritage Hill Campground Build & Fly
Liberty IN. More details to come.

June 18 (Tue) –  NMUSAF Aerospace Camp Launch
NMUSAF. This is an LPR launch for up to 25 campers. No demo flights are allowed. If you are available to assist, please contact Randy.

June 21 (Fri) –  NMUSAF Aerospace Camp Launch
NMUSAF. This is an LPR launch for up to 25 campers. No demo flights are allowed. If you are available to assist, please contact Randy.

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

June 22 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

June 25 (Tue) –  NMUSAF Aerospace Camp Launch
NMUSAF. This is an LPR launch for up to 25 campers. No demo flights are allowed. If you are available to assist, please contact Randy.

June 28 (Tue) –  NMUSAF Aerospace Camp Launch
NMUSAF. This is an LPR launch for up to 25 campers. No demo flights are allowed. If you are available to assist, please contact Randy.

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

July 14 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

July 20-21 (Sat-Sun) – Armstrong Museum Summer Moon Festival
Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta. More details to come.

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

August 3-9 (Sat-Fri) – NARAM-65
Pueblo, CO. NRC Events:
1/2A Helicopter Duration
1/2A Parachute Duration
A Rocket/Glide (NOT Boost Glide – the entire rocket stays 1 piece with the motor retained)
B Streamer Duration
B Payload Altitude
B Eggloft Altitude

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

August 11 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

August 24 (Sat) –  Sport Launch
Rip Rap Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

August 25 (Sun) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

September 8 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

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

September 28-29 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch Weekend
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

September 28 (Sat) – NMUSAF MASS BUILD/FLY
NMUSAF. 9am-4pm. This is the annual all-hands event where we will build on the order of 600 or more rockets and fly them on the front lawn of the Museum. Your help is GREATLY appreciated, by myself and especially the Museum!

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

October 12 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

October 13 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

October  19 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

November  2 (Sat) – HPR Sport Launch
Federal Rd. Field. 11am-5pm.

November 9 (Sat) – ROCI HPR Sport Launch
AMA IAC, 5161 E Memorial Dr., Muncie IN. 10am-5pm.

November 10 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

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

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

December 8 (Sun) – SORA Sport Launch
Hisey Park, 5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Oh. 1-4pm 

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

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