Launch Fields



Manchester
Horning's Fields:

 
Horning’s Field was set up with an FAA Waiver for 3,000 feet A.G.L. (for anything flying to that altitude please notify JMRC Officers for Approval and Weather Conditions).  The Waiver allows us to call 48 hours in advance to allow the controlling tower (Lansing) to post a NOTAM (Notice to all Airmen) regarding our flight hours for our open window.  We still perform a visual check of the airspace for each flight and must suspend the flights if the tower calls with a notification of an inbound flight of an aircraft.  We stay in contact with Metro Approach the day of the launch.  The Horning's harvest Hay from the field we fly from, this is done every 28 days during the summer depending on weather. Due to the type of field we only have access to the field for 1 week after the harvest which limits the notice we can give for availability.

Directions to Horning #1:

From the East
1. On I94 East take exit 167 for Baker Rd
2. Turn left onto Baker Rd
3. Take the 1st right onto Jackson Rd
4. Go 1.1 mi then turn left onto S Parker Rd
5. After 5.5 mi Parker turns into Pleasant Lake Rd
6. Continue on Pleasant Lake Road as it curves west
7. In 3.9 mi turn left onto Reno Rd
8. In .5mi turn right onto Ernst Rd
9. Launch site is .25 mi on the left

From the West
1. On I94 West take exit 159 for M-52 S toward Manchester
2. Turn left onto M-52 S/Chelsea Manchester Rd. Continue to follow M-52
S
3. In 7.2 mi turn left onto Pleasant Lake Rd
4. In 3.8 mi turn right onto Reno Rd
5. In .5mi turn right onto Ernst Rd
6. Launch site is .25 mi on the left

From M52 South
1. Follow M-52 N
2. Turn right onto E Austin Rd
3. In 3.2 mi turn left onto Ernst Rd
4. In 3.6 mi the launch site in on the right

GPS Coordinates (degrees, decimal minutes):
N42 11.998
W83 58.013


Horning #2:

The new field is about 2.5 miles from the original Horning field.

To get there just continue south on Ernst Rd. for another 1.5miles from Horning's #1.

Turn left onto Bethel Church Rd.

Drive 0.9 miles east bound on Bethel Church Rd. to the launch field on the right. Take the two track to the center of the field for parking.


GPS Coordinates (degrees, decimal minutes):

N42 10.841
W83 57.020




M.I.S. (Michigan International Speedway):


 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.


We rent a Porta John for each launch that is held in the off-season months and have use of the bathroom facilities during racing season.  Launch pads are supplied by the club. A playground and covered picnic area are also available.


M.I.S. permanent FAA Waiver Altitude will be held to 3,000 feet A.G.L.  The Waiver allows us to call 48 hours in advance to allow the controlling tower (Lansing) to post a NOTAM (Notice to all Airmen) regarding our flight hours for our open window.  We still perform a visual check of the airspace for each flight and must suspend the flights if the tower calls with a notification of an inbound flight of an aircraft.  We stay in contact with the Lansing and Jackson towers the day of the flight.
   

Set up 8:00 a.m. Launch begins @ 10:00 a.m. Concludes @ 5:00 p.m.