Upcoming Launch Schedule

2017 - 2018 ROCC Season

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

May 19th & 20th Canceled

June 16th & 17th **

July 21st & 22nd **

** Tentative, if the field is still available

 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.

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Next launch... Saturday & Sunday!

Feb 25 – 26  Pre-Launch announcement.


When : Sat and Sun, 25 – 26 February.

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

Set Up :   Volunteers show up at 0930 to help setup.

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

Launch ends :   Approximatly around 5:00 PM so we have some light to close up by.

Weather at this time :  Mostly clear and sunny, 30’s in the early morning and mid/upper 50’s in the afternoon.


Check the Web Site for any possible last minute changes.


Ken Allen, Performance Hobbies, is expected to out there both days.


Hopefully Rocket Ralph will have his Grill out serving drinks, dog’s and wurst’s.


Remember that this is a working farm and it is February, so dress accordingly, warm sturdy  shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take a layer off when it warms up, and so you can add a layer when it gets cool later on.

When the sun is shining at the farm it is like a solar collector out there with the open field so it can be 10 degrees warmer when the sun is clear than in the city.


We will have the ever popular fire pit out to keep your hands warm just in case.


We always want to thank those who have provided us with photos of our launches in the past.

WE Still Want More.

Any pictures you have taken from this or from a recent launch that you would like to get posted on the web site for our embarrassment and your entertainment, just contact Doc Russell at rocketrycarolina at gmail dot com, 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 of a :

 RSO=, Range Safety Officer to pre-inspect rockets before flights.

 LCO=, Launch Control Officer to check range conditions and control the launch’s in a timely and efficient manner.

So far this has worked fine with little to no effect on launch flow.

Check both the WEB site and at the launch’s for info on volunteering for RSO (Cert Lv-2 required) and LCO (Cert Lv-1 preferred, but any responsible and experienced adult can apply).

It’s great for anybody who isn’t flying that day but wants to take part anyway.

And it’s fun to push the little red button.


We are continuing the “BIG BOYS” Rocket Raffle.

Aerotech “Arreaux”,  LOC “NORAD”,  Estes “Executioner”,  FlisKit “NOMAD” 2-stage, and a 4 ft “Long Sword”.

Tickets $1, with a separate ticket box for each rocket you want to draw for.

Two will be drawn at the March launch, the remaining three at the April Camp-out Launch.


Hope to see you on the pads and remember to keep those exhaust nozzles clear.

Roy, ROCC Sec.