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2018 Launch Schedule

AP New Year, everyone!…er, I mean “Happy”.  Happy New Year!

The 2018 launch schedule for Oregon Rocketry is coming together and will be posted to our Calendar page as soon as it is finalized.  There are three big things to note this year:

  • There will be a new high power launch in April! Hooray!  Dates and a clever name are still TBD.
  • The NXRS launch in June will be a 4-day event again this year! (Fri-Mon)
  • The August launch may be taken off the schedule this year giving folks to chance to go fly on the sod farm in SE Washington with TCR!  They are hosting a 4-day event this year Aug. 31 to Sep. 3.  Details can be found here.

In other news, our annual meeting was held Jan. 4th which included the Board of Directors elections.  All current board members have been reelected to their positions for another year.  Thanks to all of you for everything you do!  Additionally, Keith Packard has handed the TRA prefect reins over to Erik Mckee!  Congrats Erik, and thanks Keith for your service!

The club is planning some exciting things this season, including record tracking, more contests, and theme launches! So get your rockets built, get your GSE prepped, and see you at the launch sites!

2017 Flying Season is Complete

The Oregon Rocketry flying season for 2017 is now complete. We had a great Rocketober high power launch on October 27-29 (delayed one week due to bad weather). We had some of the best flying weather ever on the last weekend in October this year. Three days of sunshine, blue skies, and temperatures in the mid-60s. We had 127 flights – one of the highest totals ever for Rocketober. Thanks to all who participated and made it a great launch. There are now some pictures from this year’s Rocketober posted on the multimedia page – check them out.

Our last model rocket launch for the year was completed on Nov. 4th at Garden Home Park. Thanks to Stefan Jones and George Rachor for making this year one of the best ever for model rocket flying in the Portland area. Model rocket launches will resume on the first Saturday in May at Garden Home Park.

The next monthly meeting of Oregon Rocketry will be on Dec. 7th at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Beaverton starting at 7:30 PM. We will be discussing launch activities in 2018 and selecting our slate of candidates for the 2018 board of directors. The annual meeting for Oregon Rocketry will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4th, at Giovanni’s. Join us for elections, free pizza, and a kickoff for the 2018 season.