Upcoming Launch Schedule

2014 - 2015 ROCC Season

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

21 & 22 March

18 & 19 April -- Camp Out!!

May & June dates TBD

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
Dec192014

Set up Time for Sunday is 10 am.

If possible, please meet at the field at 10 am to re-set up the field.

Wednesday
Dec172014

December 20 & 21, 2014 Launch is a GO!!!!

When : Saturday, 12/20 &  Sunday, 12/21/2014.

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 4:30 PM so we have some light to close up by. It will be getting darker sooner now.

ALLWAYS, Check the Web Site for any possible last minute changes.

Ken Allen, Performance Hobbies. Will be onsite both Saturday and Sunday.

Jason Pettler is the new food service provider. Food Service schedule will be as follows:

The grill will be open from 12:30 to 1:45 Saturday and Sunday

Dogs        $2

Bratwurst $3

Burgers    $4

add chips and a drink for $1

Remember that this is a working farm and it is the winter season. Dress accordingly, sturdy, warm shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes.

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.

Anyone who runs a Grill or Fire-Pit is responsible to have a separate fire extinguishing system of their own on hand at your site.

Rocket Raffles.

We have acquired a number of small, medium and larger Low Power rockets that we will be Raffling off at almost every launch. The funds will go to the club to boost our treasury.

Pictures. WE Want More.

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 (at) gmail (dot) 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 of a :

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.

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

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.

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

ROCC Club 2015 Memberships.

Memberships run Jan to Jan with the drive starting in Oct for the new coming year.

On Site : See our Membership Officer Jason Pettler.

For MAIL-INS : See the web site for downloadable membership forms and e-mail address.

Memberships go to the club treasury to cover the NAR and Tripoli Assoc. Fees and Insurance, and also cover the costs of maintaining launch equipment and supplies.

ROCC Rocket Club “T” Shirts.

Any $20 membership includes a colored club T-shirt. (individual prices posted at the launch)   We went through the Grey shirts, the Tye-Dyes and now we have assorted solid color shirts.  Due to last summer’s ill-regular season, any “I.O.U.’s” for “T”’s, See Jason or myself.

Club Officer Elections will be held during a brief meeting on Saturday.

 

Tuesday
Dec162014

FOOD SERVICE 

The grill will be open from 12:30 to 1:45 Saturday and Sunday

Dogs        $2

Bratwurst $3

Burgers    $4

add chips and a drink for $1

Monday
Dec152014

Congratulations Marianna and Charlie Ogino!

Congratulations goes out to Marianna and Charlie Ogino on the birth of their son last night. Welcome to the world Elijah James Ogino!

Sunday
Dec072014

November 22nd Launch Report from Roy

Back at the pads at last, and here's Roy with the November 22nd report.... Click the "Read More" link for the scoop on all that happened last launch!

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Dec072014

Next launch set for December 20th & 21st

Next scheduled weekend is December 20th & 21st.

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

Set Up :   Volunteers show up at 0900/0930 to help setup.

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

Launch ends :   Approximately around 5:00 to 5:30 PM so we have some light to close up by.

It will be getting darker sooner now.

ALLWAYS, Check the Web Site for any possible last minute changes.

Ken Allen, Performance Hobbies. Scheduled to be with us both days.

Remember that this is a working farm and it is the winter season. Dress accordingly, sturdy, warm shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes.

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.

Anyone who runs a Grill or Fire-Pit is responsible to have a separate fire extinguishing system of their own on hand at your site.

 Rocket Raffles.

We have acquired a number of small, medium and larger Low Power rockets that we will be Raffling off at almost every launch. The funds will go to the club to boost our treasury.

 Pictures. WE Want More.

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 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.

ROCC Club 2015 Memberships.

Memberships run Jan to Jan with the drive starting in Oct for the coming year.

On Site : See our Membership Officer Jason Pettler.

For MAIL-INS : See the web site for downloadable membership forms and e-mail address.

Memberships go to the club treasury to cover the NAR and Tripoli Assoc. Fees and Insurance, and also cover the costs of maintaining launch equipment and supplies.

ROCC Rocket Club “T” Shirts.

Any $20 membership includes a colored club T-shirt. (individual prices posted at the launch)

We went through the Grey shirts, the Tye-Dyes and now we have assorted solid color shirts.

Due to last summer’s irregular season, any “I.O.U.’s” for “T”’s, please see Jason or Roy Potter

Thanks and we'll see you at the range!!

Sunday
Dec072014

Next launch set for December 20th & 21st

Wednesday
Dec032014

Orion GO for launch Thursday at 7:05 am EST

NASA launch briefing and blog is located HERE

We'll try and carry it on the GOV cahnnel, TWC cable channel 16 with a box or digital channel 97-2 without one. We're also on ATT U-Verse. You can also just tune in to NASA from THIS link.

dr

 

 

Wednesday
Nov262014

Turkey Shoot Launch is a Go! - Friday, November 28, 2014 - 10am Setup

Turkey Shoot Launch is a Go!

When : Friday, November 28, 2014.

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

Set Up : Volunteers show up at 10:00 am.

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

Launch Ends : Approximately 4pm.

ALWAYS, Check Facebook and the webpage for any possible last minute changes.

Ken Allen, Performance Hobbies. Will be onsite.

Remember that this is a working farm and it is the winter season. Dress accordingly, sturdy, warm shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes. 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.
Anyone who runs a Grill or Fire-Pit is responsible to have a separate fire extinguishing system of their own on hand at your site.

We are continuing with our Range Safety standards by making specific assignments of a :
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.
So far this has worked fine with little to no effect on launch flow.
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. And it’s fun to push the little red button.

ROCC Club 2015 Memberships.
Memberships run Jan to Jan with the drive starting in Oct for the new coming year.
On Site : See our Membership Officer Jason Pettler.
For MAIL-INS : See the web site for downloadable membership forms and e-mail address.
Memberships go to the club treasury to cover the NAR and Tripoli Assoc. Fees and Insurance, and also cover the costs of maintaining launch equipment and supplies.
ROCC Rocket Club “T” Shirts.
Any $20 membership includes a colored club T-shirt. (Individual prices posted at the launch) We went through the Grey shirts, the Tye-Dyes and now we have assorted solid color shirts. Due to last summer’s ill-regular season, any “I.O.U.’s” for “T”’s, See Jason or myself.
Hope to see you on the pads and remember to keep those exhaust nozzles clear.

Saturday
Nov222014

November Launch - Sunday Scrubbed due to Rain

There will be NO Launch on Sunday, 11/23, due to the rain that is predicted to start about 11am and increasing strength all afternoon. 

Sorry folks, we'll try to get a make up day. 

 

 

When : Saturday, 11/22 & Sunday, 11/23/2014.

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

Set Up : Volunteers show up at 0900/0930 to help setup.

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

Launch Ends : Approximately 5:00 - 5:30 PM so we have some light to close up by. It will be getting darker sooner now.

ALLWAYS, Check the Web Site for any possible last minute changes.

Ken Allen, Performance Hobbies. Will be onsite on Sunday, 11/23 only.

NOTE: Corkey Story, a rocketeer who's flown with us many times and drives that distinctive spider themed black SUV & trailer, needs to divest himself of some good condition rocketry gear! He's planning on being on site on Saturday and, like the car dealer says, He's Dealin!! 

Jason Pettler is the new food service provider.

Remember that this is a working farm and it is the winter season. Dress accordingly, sturdy, warm shoes and suggest you dress in layers so you can take layers off and on as the temperature changes.

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.

Anyone who runs a Grill or Fire-Pit is responsible to have a separate fire extinguishing system of their own on hand at your site.

Rocket Raffles.

We have acquired a number of small, medium and larger Low Power rockets that we will be Raffling off at almost every launch. The funds will go to the club to boost our treasury.

Pictures. WE Want More.

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 (at) gmail (dot) 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 of a :

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.

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

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.

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

ROCC Club 2015 Memberships.

Memberships run Jan to Jan with the drive starting in Oct for the new coming year.

On Site : See our Membership Officer Jason Pettler.

For MAIL-INS : See the web site for downloadable membership forms and e-mail address.

Memberships go to the club treasury to cover the NAR and Tripoli Assoc. Fees and Insurance, and also cover the costs of maintaining launch equipment and supplies.

ROCC Rocket Club “T” Shirts.

Any $20 membership includes a colored club T-shirt. (individual prices posted at the launch)   We went through the Grey shirts, the Tye-Dyes and now we have assorted solid color shirts.  Due to last summer’s ill-regular season, any “I.O.U.’s” for “T”’s, See Jason or myself.

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