Thursday, November 7, 2019

Launch for November 9, 2019 is cancelled

Well, it looks like winter has hit us in a hurry. So due to the cold and the forecast of high winds the launch scheduled for this Saturday, November 9, 2019 is cancelled. 

We will most likely not fly again until March but we might try to get in a launch if we get some spring like weather over the winter.

Thanks to everyone that has come out to our launches and we'll see you all next season!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Launch is on!

We know,
it will be a bit windy
and not so warm
but we will be there anyway!

So put on a coat and use a smaller parachute.
Oh, and pack a lunch, the cafe will not be open.
Always good to hang out with our JMRC friends no matter what the weather!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Next launch October 12, 2019

Our next launch will be October 12, 2019.

We will be back at MIS at the Graves campground site.

Check the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions to the fields.

Windy but Great September launch!

114 rockets launched into the sky on Saturday but because of the winds a few of them never made it back to the ground and are stuck in the trees at MIS.

Maybe they will find there way home some day.

Thanks to all that came out. We had a great time!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Next Launch September 14, 2019 at MIS

Our Next launch will be September 14th at MIS. Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions.

If the guard is not at the gate when you arrive just call the phone number for security that is posted on the guard shack door and they will come let you in.

A Great August Launch!

After some strange winds and cloudy skies in the morning it turned out to be another great day of flying. 117 rockets took to the sky and a good time was had by all.

Thanks to all that helped with setup and tear down. All the help made things easy.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Another Great Maker Faire!

A special and big "THANK YOU" to those that helped out at the 2019 Maker Faire. Although the crowd at the Faire was not as large as in past years we still managed to fly about 250 rockets over the two day weekend.

Lots of smiling faces!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Maker Faire this weekend July 27-28!

We will once again be at the Maker Faire at the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI!

This is a Make it - Fly it - Take it event right out on the lawn in front of the museum bell tower.

Build a small rocket and fly it on an 'A' motor using our low power launch rack.

So come on out and have a blast!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Launch thus Saturday, July 13, at MIS!

Yes indeed!

We will be holding our July launch this Saturday, July 13, at MIS,

Looks like we will be a little shorthanded so if anyone can come a bit early to help setup it would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Launch for Saturday, June 15, is canceled

Sorry folks but due to the predicted bad weather for tomorrow, June 15, the launch has been canceled.
We are not able to set a rain date so our next launch will be July 13, 2019 at MIS.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Launch update

Weather doesn't look so good for Saturday so just wanted to let everyone know that we will make a final decision to have the launch or not by noon tomorrow (Friday, June 14).

Friday, June 7, 2019

Next Launch June 15, 2019 at MIS

Our next launch will be June 15, 2019 at MIS. Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions to the field. Flights to 3000' are approved!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Launch on May 4th will be at MIS

Too much rain to use the Horning field so we will be back at MIS this Saturday.

Looks to be a better weather day than our April launch so bring out those rockets and have some fun!

And remember, it is Star Wars day so bring whatever you have to defeat the Empire!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Windy but still a great launch!

Thanks to all that came out to MIS for our first launch of 2019. We had to fight the wind but were still able to gets lots of rockets in the air. And a special thanks to the students for coming out, Many Jr. L1s were had.

Our next launch will be May 4, 2019. Star Wars day! If you have any Star Wars themed stuff bring it out.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Launch this Saturday, April 13, at MIS

We will be at the Michigan International Speedway, Graves Campground for our first launch of 2019 this Saturday, finally!

Flight to 3000' are approved.

Please enter at the Main Gate on M12 between Brooklyn Rd. and M50. Sign in at the guard shack, turn left and proceed to the tunnel that goes under M12 then continue to the launch site. Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for details.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Maintenance day!

A big THANK YOU to all those that came out to help get things ready for the 2019 flying season!

Lots of soldering and cleaning plus some talking and eating. (ok, maybe a lot of talking and eating...)

And a special thanks to Fred for taking a few of the launch pads back for a little much needed TLC. Some of you folks are hard on the equipment.  ;)

We're ready, see you all in April.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

2019 launch Calendar

Ok folks, here is the launch calendar for 2019
Location will be either at Horning #2 or MIS. Please check back closer to the launch date for the final location.

April 13
May 4 (Star Wars Day!)
May 25-26 Crap Shoot joint launch with MMAR and SMASH               at the Muskegon waste water treatment facility
June 15
July 13
August 17
September 14
October 12
November 9

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Maintenance Day March 24th

With our flying season soon to begin we need to do some work on our launch equipment. So we have scheduled a maintenance day for Sunday, March 24th. We needed to do Sunday because the Man has Roger working his tail off!

Please let us know if you are able to attend. We will need to do some cleaning and soldering.

Lunch is on the JMRC! 

We will be at Roger's house at 4788 Moon Lake Rd. Jackson, MI. We'll start about 10:00am and work until we get done or the food is all gone...

Come on Spring!

Crap Shoot May 25-26

Our joint launch with MMAR and SMASH is scheduled for May 25-26 (Memorial day weekend) at the Muskegon waste water facility. Details to follow but one thing for sure, bring bug spray...

Other launch dates coming soon.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Lots of fun at the Grotto

A very special thanks to all of you that came out to our meeting/potluck at the Grotto.
Officers were reelected.

Finances are good.

Maker Faire is on (pending formal approval from the Henry Ford) July 27-28, 2019.

We will be raffling off a new edition Estes Saturn V to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Joint launch with MMAR (Crapshoot) will be Memorial day weekend (May 25-26)

Raffle, auction and white elephant gifts were a great success!

And, there was much food and fun as well!

We will try for a launch in March depending on weather.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

A reminder that our annual party/business meeting set for January 12th

A reminder that our annual party/business meeting set for January 12th at the Grotto Club , 102 E. Washington Ave, Jackson, MI.
Setup at 12:00 noon, eat about 1:00pm then party on until 5:00pm
This is not just your boring club business stuff, although we need to take care of that.

It is a potluck lunch with tons of great food (as long as you bring a dish to pass)!

Raffle and auction of cool stuff (please bring something to donate)!

Drinks are on the JMRC!

We can talk about winter builds and plan for warmer weather.

Also a great time to renew your membership. Remember, members fly free!

If you plan to attend you can sign-up and list what you plan to bring here:!/showRSVPSignUp/60b0e4fa5a62babfc1-annual1
White Elephant Rocket Gift Exchange
  • If you wish to participate bring a wrapped rocket related gift in the $10 price range. Can be something useful, or maybe not..   ;)
  • Rules will be explained at the party

We are looking for some great ideas for us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Let us know what ya got.