OregonRocketry flies from April to November from three locations around Oregon. Every OregonRocketry launch event is conducted under the auspices of either the National Association of Rocketry or Tripoli Rocketry Association, following all applicable safety regulations.
OROC Launch Locations
Garden Home Park
On the first Saturday of the month from May to November, excluding September, we host a low power launch at Garden Home Park. This community park can support small model rocket flights on motors up to a B, with the possibility of flying a C on larger, heavier, models by permission of the on site launch director. Exact launch times vary month to month, so keep an eye on our launch announcements or become a member to receive launch announcements in the week leading up to the launch.
Once a year in September, we host a high power launch in the country side between Sheridan and Perrydale just 45 miles southwest of Portland. This launch, known as Fillible’s Folly, is the premiere family launch for the pacific northwest with a large flight line of low, mid and high power flights in an easily accessible location. This location typically has an FAA waiver allowing flights to over 5000′ above ground level, and a launch layout that can easily support up to L motors.
Five times a year, in April, May, June, July, and October, our members gather in the remote sage brush a few miles outside of Brothers Oregon, approximately 40 miles east of Bend. The Brothers site is Oregon’s premier launch site for large, complex and high altitude rocket projects. A standing FAA waiver to 20,500′ AGL is in place for all launches, with a high waiver available by request to well over 33,000′ AGL. The site layout can support up to an N motor at public launches.