Upcoming Launch Schedule

2016 - 2017 ROCC Season

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

February 18 & 19

March 18 & 19

April 22 & 23 (late, Easter w'nd.)

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.

Friday
Feb172017

"New Revised" Rules for Retrieving Rockets from Mr. Simpson's Property.

"New Revised" Rules for Retrieving Rockets from Mr. Simpson's Property.

We had a misunderstanding this afternoon that requires the rules to be changed slightly.

Rules:
1. Park in Mr Simpson's driveway, go no further in your car. You cannot under any circumstance drive into is backyard property.

2. If your rocket lands on Mr Simpson's property you must take a club officer with you to retrieve your rocket. Club Officers would be Roy, Doc, Jason, Charlie, Ralph, and me. We have only one small gate that Mr Simpson wants us to use. I will work with all of the club officers to make sure they all know which gate to utilize.

3. Under no circumstances are you allowed to jump his fence to retrieve your rocket. NO EXCEPTIONS! If its on the Simpson side of the fence, see Rules 1 and 2.

Again, no exception to these rules!!! I will continue to work with Mr Simpson and hoping we can improve the situation over time.
Thursday
Feb162017

February 18 & 19 Launch

WHEN ENTERING THE FARM, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DRIVE ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW! 

* 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: February 18 & 19, 2017

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 by.

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

No Food so bring your own!

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.

This just in from Roy Potter.....  Please remember that the much delayed/postponed ROCC Rocket Raffle will be held with the intent to raffle away all the rockets we have accumulated so far.

Drawings will be held throughout the weekend every few hours, and also note that all tickets previously sold last month were saved and are included in the drawing box's.

Just $1 a ticket, 6 tickets for $5 & $10 for 12 tickets. (BTW, if you're really interested & flush with cash, the same formula works for $20, $50, $100...   just sayin'!! - dr)

 

Wednesday
Feb082017

Our (late) January 2017 launch report 

Our much rain delayed January launch finally got underway on the last weekend of the month, with a lot going on. We had many flyers, some nice weather for late January, the SLI teams from 2 different higher institutions and first contact with the TARC team from out in Monroe, NC I believe. Lots happening! Here's Roy to tell you all about it...

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jan252017

1/28 & 1/29 Launch

WHEN ENTERING THE FARM, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DRIVE ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW! 

* 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, January 28 & 29, 2017

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 by.

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

Ralph 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.

This just in from Roy Potter.....  Please remember that the much delayed/postponed ROCC Rocket Raffle will be held with the intent to raffle away all the rockets we have accumulated so far.

Drawings will be held throughout the weekend every few hours, and also note that all tickets previously sold last month were saved and are included in the drawing box's.

Just $1 a ticket, 6 tickets for $5 & $10 for 12 tickets. (BTW, if you're really interested & flush with cash, the same formula works for $20, $50, $100...   just sayin'!! - dr)

 

 

Friday
Jan202017

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

 

Tuesday
Jan032017

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....

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Dec312016

Sunday, January 1st - Cancelled 

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

Thursday
Dec292016

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

 

WHEN ENTERING THE FARM, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DRIVE ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW!

* 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.

 

 

Saturday
Dec242016

Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.

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

Wednesday
Dec142016

Freedom Rocket Launch 2016 Video