Williams Farm launch site - Midland, NC

The Williams Farm site is located just East of HWY 601 halfway between Concord and Monroe, NC across from the large Corning optical fiber plant. The address is 16620 Hopewell Church Road. Take a turn off of HWY 601 on either Drake Rd or Kiser Rd, both these roads dead end into Hopewell Church Rd. Take a right on Hopewell Church Rd and follow it to the large white farm house with a tin roof and red gate. 
The field is actually a grass airstrip for the farmers. There are crops on the sides of the runway so we are limited to flying from late October to late May when the crops are not in. The field is rectangular with the longer dimension in the east-west direction. The waiver is 5,000 feet. This site is larger than the Starnes farm site and will support motors up to J impulse. 
We are happy to say that the club has an agreement with Mr. Williams that will allow us to fly there, except when crops are in the field (roughly, July-September). Please continue to respect the property of Mr. Williams while we are his guests. Obey the site rules and follow the safety code. If we do this we should be able to continue to fly at this field. 

Directions to Williams Farm

Easiest (from Charlotte)

Take Independence Blvd/Hwy 74 East to Monroe go past the Monroe Mall. 
Exit onto Hwy 601 North toward Concord. Go about 15 miles. 
Kiser Rd on the right (Kiser road is also SR 1115). It will be across the street from the huge Corning plant. The road sign may still be knocked down, the road has a billboard for Honda cars. Go to the end of Kiser Rd about 1.2 miles. 
Take a right on to Hopewell Church Rd. Go about 1.2 miles to an old white farmhouse with a new tin roof on the right. The house is being renovated. The house is the last house before you cross a narrow bridge into Union County. Take a right into the driveway just past the house. We will be in on a grass strip between the two fields. You can't miss us. If you go too far on Hopewell Church road, it turns into a dirt road, just turn around and come back, turning into the first driveway on the left. 

Most direct (from Charlotte)

Take Albemarle Rd./Hwy 24/27 to Midland NC. Take a right onto Hwy 601 South toward Monroe. 
Go about 4 miles to Kiser Rd. It will be on the left across the street from the huge Corning plant. The road sign may still be knocked down, Kiser road has a billboard for Honda cars. Go to the end of Kiser Rd about 1.2 miles. 
Take a right on to Hopewell Church Rd. Go about 1.2 miles to an old white farmhouse with a new tin roof. The house is being renovated. Take a right into the driveway just past the house. We will be in on a grass strip between the two fields. The house is the last house before you cross a narrow bridge into Union County. If you go too far on Hopewell Church road, it turns into a dirt road, just turn around and come back it would be the first driveway on the right.

 


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