Upcoming Launch Schedule

2016 - 2017 ROCC Season

All launches are at the Midland, NC site unless otherwise stated.

January 28 & 29

February 18 & 19

March 18 & 19

April 15 & 16

May 20 & 21

June 17 & 18

July 15 & 16 (Tentative)

 Set-up starts at about 9:00, launches commence about 10:00. Field closes about 30 min. before dusk so we can clean up. Watch the site front page for specifics.


1/28 & 1/29 Launch

Great news, Ken will onsite 1/28 & 1/29. Now if only the weather will cooperate!!!


Jan 21st & 22nd scrubbed, moved to 28th & 29th

Well folks the weather gods aren't smiling on us this weekend...  predictions are for dense fog, rain, and then on Sunday more rain. 

Even the fog would be enough to kill it as the FAA really frowns on us not being able to see our own airspace!

Pray for nice weather next weekend and we hope to see you all out on the 28th & 29th. 

dr for jb



12/31/16 New Year's Eve launch report

Lots of folks showed up on a cold and grey day for our 4th (?) annual New Years Eve launch. It was well attended, with 24 flyers and lots of spectators, & many Christmas presents yet to be built so we have all those new flyers to look forward to!! Roy couldn't be with us this launch (Happy Anniversary Roy!) so here's my launch report in his stead....

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Sunday, January 1st - Cancelled 

Sunday, January 1st has been cancelled because the predicted weather.


12/31 is a go!!!! 1/1 TBD tomorrow because of weather



* Also if you arrive before 9:30am you may be asked to move your vehicle to allow the field to be set up. My suggestion, if you arrive early don't set up your pit area until the field has been set up.

When: Saturday, December 31, 2016 & Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Sunday TBD due to weather)

Where: The Williams Farm. See Web Site for directions if you are new.

Set Up: Volunteers show up at 9:30 am to help setup.

Launch Start: As soon as set-up is complete.

Launch Ends: Approximately 4ish PM so we have some light to close up by.

Ken Allen, with Performance Hobbies is scheduled to be at the farm.

Jason will have the grill open.

Any pictures you take from any recent or upcoming launch that you would like to get posted on the web site for our embarrassment and your entertainment, just contact Doc Russell at: rocketrycarolina@gmail.com. (Remember to make the appropriate substitutions... we don't like spam bots!) Or, as some have done, pass it on a disk or flash drive. We can always get it back to you. We are continuing with our Range Safety standards by making specific assignments:

RSO/ LCO = Range Safety Officer to pre-inspect rockets before flights
combined with the Launch Control Officer to check range conditions and control the launch’s in a timely and efficient manner. Check both the WEB site and at the launch for info on volunteering. It’s great for anybody who isn’t flying that day but wants to take part anyway. It’s fun to push the little red button
ROCC Club Memberships. Memberships run Jan to Jan with the drive starting in Oct for the new coming year. Onsite: See our Membership Officer Jason Pettler. For MAIL-IN: See the web site for downloadable membership forms and e-mail address.




Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.

Wishing all of you, and your families, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.


Freedom Rocket Launch 2016 Video


12/17 & 12/18 are cancelled, Next up 12/31 and 1/1/17

Well the weather beat us once again, 12/17 & 12/18 are cancelled.
12/31 & 1/1 represent the next launch dates.

Is anyone is asking for better weather for Christmas? I know I will be! :)



Return to Flight November 2016

It seemed like we were destined never to fly again... between weather, crops, drought, fire and plague (OK, maybe not plague exactly...) but finally, after a long hot summer, we were BACK, Baby! Here's Roy's take on all the goings-on from our November 2016 launch. Thanks Roy! dr

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December 4, 2016 - Cancelled


Weather forecast changed again. Bringing the higher possibility of some rain in the morning and early afternoon.

So tomorrows launch his cancelled. We will make up the date by making the January 1st launch a two day event. So it would be 12/31 and 1/1. We also have 12/17 & 12/18 right around the corner has well.

Hopefully we can get some breaks on the weather and make the go/no go decisions a lot easier!!!!!