Upcoming Launch Schedule

2017 - 2018 ROCC Season

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

November 18th & 19th *

December 20th & 21st

January 20th & 21st

February 17th & 18th

March 17th & 18th

April 21st & 22nd

May 19th & 20th

June 16th & 17th

July 21st & 22nd **

* Tentative, if crops are out in time

** 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.


February 2008 Launch Announcement

Everyone: Official launch announcement: Saturday and Sunday Feb 16th and 17th from 11:00 to 6:00 each day ROCC Sport launch. This month's launch looks a little in jeopardy, we have both weather and waiver issues. At this time it will only be a 3.3 lbs and under launch unless I can find out if the 2008 waiver is ready. Plus, the weather is looking suspect as of this time. Please keep checking the website and email for further launch details. We may opt to go around one week if we have a chance to have the waiver ready by next weekend. Nar Contest: Gift cards will be awarded to the winners Vendors: Performance hobbies will be there both days Duty Roster: I will have new sign-up sheets for the launches through April next year. Sign up to help, please!!!!!! Porta-Potty: Will be on-site this launch. Flyer-Fees: Please come out and fly and pay your fees. Recommended $8-$10 donation a day per flyer. We still have to pay the Piper. Note: Keep an eye on email and the website for any changes regarding our launch. Questions, comments - Ralph Roberts @ roccprez@bellsouth.net Sincerely, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez and prefect.

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January post-launch report

Welcome, welcome everyone to the January Post-Launch Rocket Report, being brought to you by Louise Ferrell, a young and intrepid, budding secretarial Rocket Scientist. The forecast for the entire weekend was cold and windy and for the most part it was accurate. Did the cool weather scare folks off? No, dedicated rocketeers and their families made it to the pads both days! Actually, The January Make-up Rocket Launch weekend was probably better than most had anticipated. Defiantly better than the prior regular 3rd weekend which was a cold, dark and rainy weekend.. The Farm had experienced a considerable amount of rain the weeks leading up to the launch so ground conditions were pretty fire safe and ideal considering the morning near frozen state. It was a bit windier and cooler on Saturday but flying conditions were still good. Weather conditions improved on Sunday and by the end of the day the skies were much calmer with a beautiful blue sky. Please, use the "Read More" button...

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Winter Meet Contest Standings

Here are the standings after the January Launch.

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I'm not Cheep... Just Frugal

Remember now, I'm not really cheep. but I am Frugal. For those of you who get the Charlotte Observer, Sunday paper, on the back of the Comic section, there is always a full page add for "Hobby Lobby" (NOT Hobby Town) hobby and craft stores. There are two in the Charlotte area. About once, sometimes twice a month they have a 40% coupon at the bottom of the add for one regular priced item, good for the week. (Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays.) The store has a fair hobby rocket section in Estes, Quest and some other rocket kit brands. So you can pick up a kit or rocket engine pack for 40% off for that week. That can save you a fair amount of money if you are a coupon user like me. Remember, I'm not a cheep skate, just frugal. And I'm not above asking my neighbors for their Hobby Lobby add for the coupon if their not going to use it, and going by the store a few times during the week. The University store is only a couple of miles from me so it's convenient to do so. This way you can get a $30 dollar Estes/Quest kit at a good price. Even if I'm good on kits, I still at least pickup a couple of Estes E9 engine packs for future use. Estes has re released the "Space Interceptor" in the original size and a upscale size for about $40, plus some other large sized kits like the large "Tomahawk" rocket. This makes them more affordable. The other store is at Independence (Hwy 74) and 51 in the shopping center on the north side of 74. Use 'em if you got 'em. Take Care, and remember to keep those exhaust nozzles clear. And, I'm not cheep, just frugal.

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ROCC Bylaws

Here are the Bylaws for Rocketry of Central Carolina, complete with the addition of the office of Vice-president. Downloadable pdf In web form after the jump.

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ROCC 2008 Election Results and other club business From Jan 2008 Meeting

Election Results ROCC President � Ralph Roberts ROCC Vice President � Brad Shea ROCC Secretary � Roy Potter ROCC Treasurer � Roy Potter TRA Prefect � Ralph Roberts TRA Secretary � Doug Knight A vote was held Saturday Jan. 26th, 2008 for the 2008 Officers. All attending members at the launch at 12:40pm were assembled to vote for the 2008 officers plus to ratify the new office of Vice President. By unanimous vote all members approved of the new office of Vice President. All officers were also approved by unanimous vote.

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Official launch announcement: ROCC Sport launch. 2008 Elections and NAR Contest this weekend. Elections will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, so please attend. Ken from Performance Hobbies will attend both days of the launch. Dress warmly as it will be cool, layers are the key. Nar Contest: ROCC Winter Meet '08 C Eggloft Duration B Streamer Duration Set Duration (50 seconds) �A Parachute Duration There will be NAR ribbons awarded to the winners and a $10.00 gift card to Hobbytown USA. NAR or TRA Certifications: Please contact me ASAP to make sure we have the right people to get your cert done. Any questions, call me at 704-560-0147. Sincerely, Ralph ROCC Prez and Prefect

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Rocket Truck - (SOLD)

Everyone: I just wanted to let you know my truck got sold, thanks for letting me post it up for your consideration. Ralph

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Flying Rockets in the Cold

Hey everybody; I've gotten a few messages from some of the newer fliers and others asking how we fly in the winter. Burrrr.. It's cold out there. We have had many an enjoyable launch in the winter months. It helps if you take a few precautions. Look at the articles of the clubs up north flying in snow fields looking like Eskimos. Why should they have all the fun.

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New Imagry on Google Maps

Hey Folks... I just went by Google Maps and they've updated the satellite images. Here's a LINK to the new map.

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