Friday, March 18, 2016

New Entrance Procedure at MIS!



MIS has a new security group in place and with that they have asked us to enter Graves Campground through a different location off US 12.

We will no longer be able to enter the Graves Campground site directly. Please enter into the main MIS parking lot ~1/2 mile west of our normal entrance.

 Follow the signs for "Check In". Be Sure to stop at the guard shack and sign the MIS Waiver Form. Once you're through the gate you'll proceed forward 100 to 200 feet. Turn to the right. The road will take you to the Tram # 9 station. From there you will see the tunnel that goes "under" US-12, follow that to the Graves Launch Site. 

At the end of the day, you may leave the way that you entered.
Drive back to the MIS Security building.
You'll see a Yellow grid painted on the asphalt. Drive up to that point & the gate will open so that you can leave for the day.

It was repeated to us multiple times that this new procedure has nothing to do with our group, MIS has not had an issue with the JMRC and they do not foresee an issue since we leave the grounds in better shape than we found it... so huge thanks to everyone that has helped in that regard! 

Monday, March 14, 2016

March 19th launch moved to MIS


Too much rain! So we will have to move the launch to MIS. Bring rockets! Have fun!

2016 Launch Dates.


Here are the launch dates and locations for the rest of 2016:

March 19       at MIS
April 9           at Horning #2
April 23-24    NAR Spring Fling at Horning #2
May 14-15     Crap Shoot launch, Muskegon
May 28           at MIS or Horning #2
June  18          at MIS
July 9              at MIS
August 6         at MIS
September       TBD
October  8       at MIS or Horning #2
November 12  at MIS or Horning #2

NAR Spring Fling Regional Contest

April 23-24, 2016 at Horning #2

  NAR Regional contest. Bring your own equipment. Port-a-john located on the field. Nearest restaurants are 5+ miles away. Sport flying encouraged. 3,000′ waiver. $5.00 contest fee.


B Boost Glider Duration
B Helicopter Duration
E Eggloft Altitude - with altimeter
Giant Sport Scale

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Next launch March 19th.

Our next launch and the first of 2016 is planned for March 19th at Horning #2. If the Horning field is not available we will move to the Michigan International Speedway.

Set up at 8:30am. The launch will be from 10:00am -5:00pm. Flights up to about 3000' are fine.