Upcoming Launch Schedule

2014 - 2015 ROCC Season

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

Our Midland farm season has ended for the summer.

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.

Saturday
Jan312015

TRA Prefect vote today @ 2PM

Just a reminder from Ralph, our outgoing Tripoli prefect, that the vote for our new prefect will be at 2PM today.

We ask that all TRA voting members be present by 1:45 if possible to participate.

John Bergsmith is the only nomination at the moment, so if ther are no nominations today he will be our new prefect, but we still need an official count to go to national TRA.

Thanks

RR via DR

Friday
Jan302015

FOOD SERVICE

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

Dogs        $2

Bratwurst $3

Burgers    $4

add chips and a drink for $1 or

 

Tuesday
Jan132015

Launch - 1/31 & 2/1 - Update

At this point, Saturday is a go. We will watch the weather forecast for Sunday and make a decision at some point on Saturday. 

 

When : Saturday, January 31 & Sunday, February 1, 2015

 

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.

Please keep checking back 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.

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 Tie-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.

 

Monday
Jan052015

New Years launch report

Happy New Year everybody!!! Roy has done his usual stellar job for the first launch of 2015, supplying us with a great report on all the goings-on... click the Read More button to see all the dope on who flew what! Update... LOTS of photos in the gallery, THANKS everybody! dr

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Jan032015

Facebook Page Reminder

Don't forget that we also have a Facebook Page @ Rocketry Of Central Carolina - ROCC. Request to join, and I'll let you in!

Friday
Jan022015

Happy New Year!!

What a DAY!

Wonderful day, great crowd, terrific weather... seeing old friends and new ones, gosh, thanks to all who came out for a great launch!

Update... 1-2-15...  Jessica Frahm (the sheekgeek!) has posted a bunch of great photos on her Flickr stream...  it's located HERE ... Check 'em out, and thanks Jessica!

dr

Wednesday
Dec312014

A few things

1. We need people to sign up for LCO, (level 1 minimum) and RSO (level two minimum). So please come up to the front table and sign up for a shift. Again, we keep having the same 3 or 4 people signing up every launch so we need others to contribute. 
2. It's membership renewal time. Please see Jason Pettler tomorrow and get yourself current. The goal is to have as many people that fly with us on a regular basis either renewal, or become members.
 
3. Elections will be held tomorrow. All the current officers have volunteered to serve again in 2015 with the exception of Sandy. We also need to vote on making the new Community Relations position that I started a few months ago a permanent. This position is currently held by Laura Owens-Bailey, and will be through at least 2015. 

 

Monday
Dec292014

New Years Day Launch - 1/1/2015

At this point, the launch is a Go!!!!!
When : Thursday, 1/1/2015
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!
NO Food Service!
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.
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.

 

Thursday
Dec252014

Roy's December 2014 Launch report

Our pre-Christmas launch has come and gone, and hopefully you'll all find rocket goodies from Santa come Christmas morning, or before the last day of Chanukah, or what ever festival you prescribe to! Roy's report on the goings-on is below, hit the link to read all about it!! Added Christmas Bonus... New videos from Chuck Bracey in the YouTube feed... Enjoy! See you on the First!

Click to read more ...

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.