Upcoming Launch Schedule

2019 - 2020 ROCC Season (proposed)

November 16 & 17, 2019*

December 14 & 15, 2019

January 18 & 19, 2020

February 15 & 16, 2020

March 14 & 15, 2020

April 18 & 19, 2019

May 16 & 17, 2020

June 20 & 21, 2020

July 18 & 19, 2020*

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

 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. Also visit us on FaceBook. 

* If field is available due to crops, etc.

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Tuesday
Oct122004

Latest October Launch Info:

To all our members and friends;

You are probably wondering about the reversal of excitement and cancelation of October activities in such a short time.

The reason for canceling the October launch is that there has been a terrible tragedy in the Williams family, the landowners of the field. Mr. Wilburn "Squibb" Williams and his son Kip were in a traffic accident last Monday, Oct. 4th. Mr. Williams was killed and Kip was seriously injured and is still at Carolinas Medical Center this week. Out of respect for the family we felt canceling the launch was the only thing to do.

They were responsible for opening up the gate and the house plus mowing the runway for us to use. This obviously will not be done.

Moreover, we will need to check into our Tripoli and NAR Insurance to see if we will need to make changes to our policy since both Mr. Williams and Kip are listed as the land owners.

So, at this time we are suspending launches until we have time to speak to the family about being able to fly at the Williams Farm Site. My hope is that we should be able to continue flying, however, now is a time to pay our respects and pray for family that has been so supportive of Rocketry going back to 1994.

As a club we will be gathering contributions for a memorial for their church's
"Cemetery Fund". The church is Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Monroe. NC. I will have more information on this later today.

Please contact Ralph Roberts if you have any questions. 704-568-1070 or 704-560-0147.

Sincerely,
Ralph Roberts
ROCC Prez