Upcoming Launch Schedule

2016 - 2017 ROCC Season

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

Unfortunately our Midland, NC field is closed 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.

Sunday
Apr132008

Charlie Ogino made the TARC finals......

One of our own, Charlie Ogino made the Team America Rocket Challenge finals. That means he was one of the top 100 egg lofters in the country. He had a great qualifying score and he worked very hard to get there. Wish him luck as the finals come up next month in Virginia. Way to go Charlie!!!

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Monday
Apr072008

March 22nd Make-up launch report

Welcome All Ye Rocketeers to the ROCC makeup launch of March the 22nd. Well�. After a few days work, a few days in Atlanta accompanying my wife to a business conference, (a mini-vacation for me) a few more days work, and now it�s time to get out a post-launch report for the 22nd. I remember that it was a pretty good day overall. Some breeze, some light winds that only were a problem if your rocket flew down wind or caught a thermal like Bob�s D. Region Tomahawk. The TARC teams used every minute to get up practice and qualifying flights before their April deadline. Ken Allen did a lot of business and we gave him a lot of business after we broke some of our toys. We had 23 actual fliers, more visitors and family members and we had 93 documented flights. Please, READ MORE...

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Wednesday
Apr022008

National Sport Launch 2008

National Sport Launch 2008 - May 24 - 26, Orangeburg, SC NSL 2008 is coming to Orangeburg, SC. For those planning on attending and flying, please register as soon as possible. They are getting ready to order the badges and tee-shirts and need to have an accurate count. This is one of the premier rocketry events of the year!!! There will be plenty of pads and the range will be set up so that loading and flying can occur simultaneously. There will be a great mix of Low Power, Mid Power and High Power - everything from 1/2A's to M's... Please visit the NSL Website for more details. Hope to see you there!!!

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Saturday
Mar292008

Searching for Mr. Larry Barker.....

Larry: Please contact Ralph Roberts at Rocketralph@bellsouth.net or 704-568-1070. We think we found one of your old rockets from years ago this last weekend with hardware. Please call me, all my numbers for you did not work. Thanks, Ralph

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Friday
Mar212008

March 22nd One Day make up launch is GO

Our one day Launch is on for Saturday March 22nd from 10:00-7:30. Setup at 9:30 sharp. I am upping the start time to encourage the TARC teams to get there early to get their flights in before the winds pick up. As you know the forecast is for higher winds in the afternoon say 10-20. WUNDERGROUND.COM shows only a max of 12MPH by 2:00pm, I hope they are right. Ken with Performance Hobbies will be back so please come out and support Ken as he will not be here next month. Also, please come out and donate to the flyer fees. We came up sort the last two months and I am looking to make around $150.00 to turn a profit for the month.

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Friday
Mar212008

NAR Sport Launch, O'burg May 24-26

(Bumped to top of list) ROCC Members - one of the largest NAR launches of the year is coming to Orangeburg, SC on Memorial Day weekend - National Sport Launch 2008. For those new to the Hobby, this is really a special event. Flyers from all over the country will attend this launch and will fly everything from 1/2 A's to N motors. PLEASE, we need volunteers to help with range duties and general goings-on... please hit the "Read More" button...

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Friday
Mar212008

Launch Report March 16th 2008

Welcome all you Rocket Jockeys and Jockettes. Post Rocket Launch, Part 2 for March, Sunday the 16th. After the bedlam Saturday, and a much-enjoyed bedlam it was, Sunday was a quiet, casual easy going, lazy kind of launch day. When you got something prepped, bring it up and lets fly it. We expected a smaller crowd. It was originally forecasted to be windy, and we got just those who couldn�t come out Saturday or those who wanted a second chance to get some of their own flights up after working launch control and assisting the scouts all day Saturday.

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Friday
Mar212008

Launch Report March 15th 2008

Welcome, Welcome All you exhaust sniffing Rocket Jockeys. Some of you already know, especially those who came out at Saturdays launch, the 15th or March, that it was an unusually successful event under the forecasted weather circumstances. Weather was forecasted for an early morning rain to pass through with a break before the expected heavy rain storm to come later in the afternoon. We were set up by 11 Am just before the front started to pass through. Ralph was on the phone with someone who was watching it live on a weather map giving him minute-by-minute updates.

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Sunday
Mar162008

What a Launch, you guys rule

Brad Shea posted a question on our group site at RocketryPlanet.org, "What was your favorite flight of the weekend? I didn't have to think long, It was the First rack of Rockets on Saturday. For the first time in club history spanning back to the years of The Carolina Space Modelers say around 1993 we had 24 Estes and Mid Power rockets on the Pad in one rack. Plus, in a span of less than 3 and a half hours Saturday we flew over 145 rockets. We also had the most ever participants in a drag race, 5 rockets left the pad in one launch. Thanks to the efforts of many dedicated ROCC members that helped Saturday we "ROCCed the house". Dave Hutchinson and the Pack 214 scouts deserve a big hand in helping us set these records on a day that almost did not happen cause of the weather outlook. Also, we have to give a big thumbs up to Charlie Ogino who had a qualifying flight for the TARC competition that is almost a shoe in for the finals. Doc Russell got his NAR L2 cert Saturday and Mike O'hara got his NAR L1 on Sunday. Should I say more about our group, nah, if you missed this launch, shame on you. Thanks to All, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez and Prefect

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Sunday
Mar162008

Thank You All

I wanted to issue a much deserved and heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have helped me complete my L2 this weekend. Especially Brad, Todd, Ralph, Terry and most of all my wife Jean. Thank all of you who were there with your good wishes as well on this, as well as my 2 previous attempts! Y'all are just the greatest.

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