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Recent News:

7/1/16 We are GO for launch this weekend, July 2-3!

The weather looks great, so come on out and show off your rockets and lets have a lot of cool flights!

Follow up from the last message:
1) CORRECTION: Nadine’s dogs will ONLY be onsite Saturday with snacks and drinks, so please plan accordingly.

2) NO SPARKY MOTORS ALLOWED.

2) Keep your car’s speed under 10 MPH. SLOW DOWN!

3) Please come to the field by 8:30 AM to help with set up.

4) Tracking ! Beepers!

See you Saturday!

6/26/16 Launch this weekend, July 2-3!

The weather looks good right now, and as usual we will post a GO or NO GO announcement on Friday.

Important notes:
1) NO SPARKY MOTORS ALLOWED this weekend, at the request of the landowner. There will be no exceptions.

2) We are also told we need to keep our speed down to under 10 MPH on the property by the landowner. This is to keep dust from being kicked up and coating the crops. If you are raising a big dust trail, SLOW DOWN!

3) Please come to the field by 8:30 AM to help with set up on Saturday, and stick around on Sunday to help clean up. These are everyone’s responsibility, not just a few. Please help out, and the work can be done quickly!

4) We will have our usual complement of vendors onsite this weekend, including Nadine’s Dogs, Wildman CT, OneBadHawk Harnesses, Loki Research. Please visit our vendors, maybe get a spicy sausage and lemonaide, plus some motor hardware and reloads, and maybe even some of them thar fancy kevlar harnesses to hold your rockets goodies together! Support our vendors that come out to support you !

5) Crops, crops, crops. Yep, they are there. Please remember your trackers and beepers.

6) By the way, it will probably be warm, so don’t forget your suntan lotion and water to drink !

See you Saturday!

6/4/16 NO GO for Sunday June 5!

Today was a beautiful day, and we did had lots of great flights. Unfortunately, the weather for tomorrow has not changed, and it looks like thunderstorms are quite likely. For that reason, we are NO GO for Sunday, and we will see everyone at our July launch.

6/3/16 GO for Saturday June 4!

We are go for launch tomorrow. We may cancel Sunday due to rain, but will post a decision for Sunday tomorrow evening. Please come down to help set up at 8:30-9am.

Hope to see you there.

6/1/16 Launch this weekend, June 4-5!

While Saturday looks good right now, please keep an eye on the weather, its possible that rain will shut us down on Sunday. We will post a GO or NO GO announcement on Friday for Saturday, and will evaluate Sunday’s weather on Saturday. If we cancel Sunday, we will post it Saturday Night.

As usual, we will have vendors on the field for all your rocketry needs. Check them our, and spend some $ to support our vendors! We expect to have Wildman CT and Nadine’s Dogs onsite.

The crops are growing in the field, so please be sure to have some sort of tracking or beepers (or both) on your rockets. We can’t abandon rockets in the field because we can’t find them, as they can damage the farmers’ equipment. After setup Saturday, we will have an important flyer’s meeting to discuss the crops, please make every effort to attend the meeting. We will be setting up a bit closer to the bridge to get some space between us and the sensitive crops in the fields in front of the container.

We need all the help we can get for setup of the field, starting at 8:30 AM Saturday. Please help out! If you can’t help out with setup, please plan to help out with cleanup at the end of the day.

Keep your speed to under 10 MPH on the farm property, bring water to drink, and plan to take out all of your garbage.

See you Saturday!

5/13/16 We are GO! for this weekend, May14-15!

lease keep an eye on the weather – it may rain tomorrow afternoon, and be a bit windy on Sunday, but we will give it a shot. Please come down to help set up at 8:30-9am.

Hope to see you there.

5/11/16 Our next launch is scheduled for this weekend, May14-15!

We will have Lloyd and Nadine’s Dogs onsite for food. We will have a porta john of course. For vendors, we plan to have One Bad Hawk Saturday (also carrying Loki motors), plus Wildman CT both days. Be sure to visit our onsite vendors !!!

Please try to come to the field by 8:30-9am, and help with setup. The more that show up to help, the faster we can be launching! Same goes for cleanup at the end of the day, we need your help! Its everyone’s club!

We will make a final GO or NO GO call on Friday. The weather keeps changing, but looks promising.

Please keep you speed on the field to under 10 MPH. If you have a large dust “rooster tail” behind your car, you are going too fast!!!

As usual, bring water, food, and plan to take out all of your garbage.

If you have not renewed your membership yet, please consider doing it on the website with paypal; otherwise cash on the filed is always accepted.

Join / Renew Membership

You might want to print out some flight cards as well:
http://metrarocketclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/flightcard.pdf

Hope to see you Saturday!

4/2/16 NO GO! for launch on Sunday!

NO GO for launch on Sunday, due to the poor expected weather.

Thanks much to those who came by to help out with our annual cleanup. It went quickly thanks to you, plus we now have clean rails/rods and greased up pads.

Hope everyone enjoyed a little flying today, especially when the sun and blue sky came out!

We’ll see everyone at the next Metra launch, May 14-15, and possibly Red Glare at MDRA next weekend.

4/1/16 GO! for launch on Saturday!

Please come early to help with cleanup, so we can get some rockets in the air in the afternoon!

We will have the usual porta-john on site, and our food vendor Lloyd will be onsite for only a few hours around lunchtime with just snacks this time.

See you there, 9am!

A decision about Sunday will be made on the field, but right now the weather does not look promising.

3/31/16 1st METRA launch this weekend!

As noted before, we will start out Saturday with some equipment cleanup work, followed by launching some rockets !!!!

Please try to come to the field by 9am, and help with the cleanup. The more that show up to help, the faster we can be launching! We will have limited supplies on the field; if you can, bring gloves, WD40 spray, green and steel scrubbies, rags or baby wipes to clean up the rods and rails.

We will make a final GO or NO GO call on Friday.

Note that Sunday’s weather right now looks like way too windy for flying. We will try to make a final determination by Friday, but may make a last minute decision on the field.

Please keep you speed on the field to under 10 MPH. If you have a large dust “rooster tail” behind your car, you are going too fast!!!

As usual, bring water, food, and plan to take out all of your garbage.

If you have not renewed your membership yet, please consider doing it on the website with paypal; otherwise cash on the filed is always accepted.

Join / Renew Membership

You might want to print out some flight cards as well:
http://metrarocketclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/flightcard.pdf

A few folks that requested t-shirts last year have still not picked them up. If you don’t at the first launch, be sure to contact Andy Cook if you still want them, or they will be put up for sale. There are a few shirts unspoken for if you’d like to get one, particularly in smaller sizes.

Be sure to visit our onsite vendors !!!

Hope to see you Saturday!

1/22/16 The 2016 METRA flying season begins soon!

Get your winter builds done – we hope to see some really cool projects this year. Let people know what you are up to on our Facebook page !

The launch schedule for 2016 has been posted ! Our first launch is April 2-3. In the morning of the 2nd, we will do a little equipment cleanup before the launch. We need everyone to help out to make it quick! More details will follow.

Please be sure to renew your membership for 2016 !.

Please support you club board for 2016, and plan to help with launch setup (8:30am), teardown (end of day), and remember to volunteer for range positions – if we don’t get volunteers, we won’t fly!

We are looking forward to a great year of flying, please see all of our launch rules and fees located on the club site.