Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Launch for December 1st is cancelled!

Due to field conditions and the high probability of rain, the launch scheduled for December 1st is cancelled.

We will probably not launch again until March so have a great winter everyone!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Launch postponed to December 1st!

Due to the cold temps and high winds forecast for this weekend we will be moving our launch to December 1st at Horning #2.

Let's hope for a late fall warmup. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Next Launch November 10th at Horning #2

Horning #2 is on Bethel Church Rd. between Ernst and Schneider Rd. northeast of the city of Manchester.

GPS Coordinates (degrees, decimal minutes):

N42 10.841
W83 57.020

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Next Launch October 13, 2018

Our next launch will be October 13, 2018. We will be back at MIS.
Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions. 

A bit windy but a great launch

We had some wind and we had to close the range early but it was another great launch with about 85 flights.
Thanks to all that came out and a special thanks to those that helped with setup and tear down.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Next Launch September 8th at MIS

Join us for our last launch of the summer! This Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Michigan International Speedway. Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for detailed directions.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Maker Faire a Great Success!

We had a great time at the Detroit Maker Faire at The Henry Ford!
With near perfect weather with sunny skies and light winds, more than 300 rockets soared into the sky. Our most ever!
A very special thanks to all those that volunteered. It is a lot of hard work but well worth it for both our club and all those young (and some not so young) rocketeers.
Also, a big "thank you" to HUVARS and the staff of The Henry Ford.
Thanks again!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Maker Faire!

The JMRC will once again be at The Henry Ford for this year's Maker Faire to be held on July 28-29.

And we need volunteers!

This event is a major fundraiser for us and has always drawn a big crowd. On a good weekend we can build and fly some 250 rockets!

We set up right out in the front yard of the Henry Ford.

We will need folks to help run the range, chase down rockets and help with the builds. If we have enough folks we will try to setup an information table inside. 

More information can be found at:

Next launch July 14, 2018 at MIS

Our next launch will be July 14, 2018 at MIS.

Setup starts about 8:30an (please help) and we will fly till 5:00pm (more help for teardown please). 

Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions.

Flights to 3000ft are approved.

Monday, June 4, 2018

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Launch date added! June 16, 2018

We have added June 16, 2018 to our launch schedule. We will be back at MIS.

Setup starts about 8:30an (please help) and we will fly till 5:00pm (more help for teardown please). 

Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions.

Flights to 3000ft are approved.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Launch for May 12th cancelled!

Looks like a bad weather day so we will have to cancel the launch scheduled for this Saturday, May 12th. We will try again on May 26th at MIS. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May Launch Date and Location Change!

Please note that we have changed the date and location for our May launch. 

This Saturday, May 12th, at Horning #2.

The JMRC cafe will not be available so pack a lunch.

We have also set a rain date for May 26th at MIS.

Horning #2 is located northwest of Mannchester, on Bethel Church road between Ernst Rd. and Schneider Rd. 


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Launch Canceled!

Forecast for this Saturday is for rain and high winds so we are going to have to cancel the launch for this Saturday, April 14. We will try again in May.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Next launch April 14th at MIS

Our next launch will be April 14th at MIS.

Please click on the "Launch Fields" tab above for details.
Current weather forecast is calling for rain so watch for updates.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Launch Schedule for 2018

Hi everyone.

Here is our launch schedule for 2018:

April 14 at MIS or Horning's
May 26 at MIS or Horning's
June 23-24 joint launch with MMAR and SMASH at Muskegon waste water
July 14 at MIS
August 18 at MIS
September 8 at MIS
October 13 at MIS or Horning's
November 10 at MIS or Horning's
December TBD

Be there! You'll have a great time with all our JMRC friends.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Next launch ths Saturday, March 17th at MIS!

So we are going to try for our first launch of 2018 this Saturday, March 17th, at MIS. Please remember to enter through the main entrance on M12.

The field (Graves Campground) is located south of Brooklyn off of M12 between Brooklyn Rd. and M-50 just across from the MIS main entrance.  Enter through the main MIS entrance on M12. 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.

Flights up to 3000' are approved!

Click on the map below for a larger version.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Party and meeting date changed to January 27th!

Due to the forecast of bad weather (especially for our friends in Ohio) and other schedule conflicts, we will be moving our party to January 27th. Sorry for the short notice but we don't want folks to have to travel on bad roads. Dang this winter!