Next Launch – Saturday February 9, 2019!

Conditions permitting, our next launch is scheduled for Saturday February 9, 2019. The range will be open to low, mid, and high power fliers with our high power waiver in effect. The fun kicks off at 9 am and runs as late as 4 pm. Since winter temperatures are a bit more challenging, we may wrap up earlier if everyone present is done flying. We recommend arriving in the morning or by midday if you have anything large to fly.

Check back the evening before the launch for a final GO/NO-GO announcement based on the latest weather outlook. If a delayed start to our launch is warranted due to anticipated early morning field conditions, it will be announced at this time also.

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Next Launch – Saturday February 9, 2019!

Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday February 9, 2019. Deep into winter now its hard to forecast just how weather conditions will be on launch day. Be sure to check back the evening before launch day for latest GO/NO-GO update based on the latest weather outlook. February launches have been challenging for us most years, so our fingers remain crossed that we will be able to get one in this year.

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GO for Launch – Saturday January 12th!

We are GO for our Saturday January 12th launch. The fun will kick off at 9 am! While it will be a cold day with highs around 30, the current forecast is for light breezes which should make for nice flying.

Since winter launches can be a bit of an endurance event with chilly conditions, be sure to dress warmly. Also, though our launches are scheduled to run as late as 4 pm, we sometimes wrap up a little earlier if everyone is done flying. So if you want to fly, we recommend coming in the morning or arriving by midday. Thanks!

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Next Launch – Saturday January 12, 2019!

Happy New Year to all!    We are excited to kick off a new year of flying with our first launch of 2019 scheduled for Saturday January 12, 2019.     As always, our launches are weather dependent so be sure to check back for launch updates, and a final GO/NO-GO for this launch date the day before.

Flying at the farm can be a bit more challenging in the winter depending on how Mother Nature treats us.    One common condition will be the potential for early morning frost on the field.    In cases where this looks to be a likely condition we may opt to adjust our launch start time a bit later (an hour or so) than the typical 9 am start.    This would provide an opportunity in some cases for the field to defrost a bit before we venture onto the sod.   We’ll post final start time specifics for each winter launch date along with the final GO/NO-GO announcement for each launch, so be sure to check for these updates.

The club treasurer has been working hard and among other things has secured a PayPal account for the club.    Watch the site for updates very soon with ways you can conveniently renew your club membership electronically using PayPal.

 

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GO for Launch – Saturday December 8th!

We are GO for our Saturday December 8th launch! The fun kicks off at 9 am. Its going to be cold, so dress warmly. We should have good flying conditions. We hope to see you there!

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Next Launch Saturday December 8, 2018!

December is upon us, and so soon will be our next launch! Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday December 8, 2018. The range will be open to low, mid, and high power fliers with our high power waiver in effect. The fun will kick off at 9 am and run as late as 4 pm, or until everyone is done flying. We hope to see you at the farm! Be sure to check back Friday evening for a final GO/NO-GO for Saturday’s launch based on the latest weather outlook.

While you are at the farm, please remember the great people at the farm who allow us use of their land to hold launches throughout the year. The Country Christmas Shop is now open at the farm. You can pick up a fresh cut tree, a beautiful handmade wreath, or other seasonal decorations. A perfect way to decorate your home while saying “thank you!” to our hosts.

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November 10th launch postponed

Sorry folks but we are going to have to scrub for tomorrow’s (Nov 10th) launch. Tonight’s soaking rains are leaving the field in a condition unsuitable for our use. Also, tomorrow strong winds are expected which will exceed safety limits, not to mention would make for some unpleasant flying. We’re checking our calendars and will announce a makeup date shortly. We are as eager to get out there and fly as you are. Sorry for the inconvenience, but sometimes Mother Nature wins!

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Next Launch – Saturday November 10, 2018!

Our next scheduled launch is coming up fast, on Saturday November 10, 2018. The range will be open to low, mid, and high power fliers with our FAA waiver in effect. Our launches kick off at 9 am and run as late as 4 pm.

Keep your fingers crossed for some decent flying conditions. We’ll post a final GO/NO-GO for this launch the evening before based on the latest weather outlook, so be sure to check back.

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10th Anniversary Picnic and Launch – Tomorrow 10/20!

Tomorrow is our big 10th Anniversary picnic at the farm! It kicks off tomorrow at 11am, rain or shine, down by the greenhouses. We have a great space set up inside thanks to our wonderful hosts at the farm. We’ll have the grill going cooking up foods. If you are coming out and want to bring a side dish or other treat, we’ll have plenty appreciative people eager to consume it.

As for also flying tomorrow, we are optimistic. Should any of the possible overnight and early morning showers materialize, it shouldn’t matter much. We have indoor options for our picnic, and as clearing comes by midday, we can get some rockets in the air too!

Thanks to everyone who has been a part of the club and enabled it to thrive these 10 years. Here’s to an exciting next 10 years. Come on out and celebrate with us tomorrow!

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Saturday October 13th launch starting at 11 AM!

Note: Our Saturday October 13th launch will be starting later than usual, at 11 AM. There is a slight chance of early morning showers, so we’ve decided to delay our start in an effort to avoid them. If you know someone who might be coming out tomorrow who might not see this message, please pass the word along to them about our delayed start tomorrow at 11 AM.

We may even get to see a little sun by afternoon. It will be noticeably cooler tomorrow though with highs eventually in the upper 50s, so please dress accordingly.

Parking: Since we may have showers overnight and before launch time, the field may be too soft for normal parking. Please plan on parking along the road unless directed otherwise. Park in a fashion so as not to block any traffic which needs to get in and out of the farm. Thanks!

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