Model Rocket Club, Section #139
Serving Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area
2000 - 2001 and 2003 - 2004 National Championship Section
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Sport Launch - Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD
Sport launches are held on the third Saturday of every month, weather permitting. Anyone who wants to fly is welcome. Launches are open to the public, but schedule varies by month. Check the calendar for specific times. A launch controller and pads are provided for low power flights. Six-position launch racks are set up with launch rods of 1/8" and 3/16" diameters. Also available are 10x900 mm micro rails.
Mid power flights can be launched from standalone away pads. NARHAMS provides a 1/4" rod, a 72-inch 1010 rail, and a 48-inch 20mm rail.
Any NAR certified motor that does not require high power certification to purchase may be flown at Mt. Airy.
Note that the launch site is located adjacent to soccer fields. When there is a game in progress on the adjacent field, flights will be limited to D impulse, with no clustered or staged flights allowed. The Range Safety Officer may choose to impose other restrictions based on activity on nearby fields.
Public Launches - Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt, MD
Public launches are held at 1 pm on the first Sunday of every month, weather permitting, at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, MD. Anyone who wants to fly is welcome.
Launch limitations established by NARHAMS and NASA for our scheduled club launches at the Goddard Visitors Center
Meetings - Virtual
Meetings are held virtually on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 7 pm. Invites to the WebEx meeting are typically sent out a few days before the meeting. Contact Sarah Jackson if you would like to attend.
Holiday Party - Greenbelt Community Church, Greenbelt, MD
NARHAMS holiday party is an annual event, held in place of the December business meeting. It is held in the basement of the Greenbelt Community Church. Since it is a large open space, people often bring their radio-controlled aircraft to fly before dinner begins. The dinner is pot luck, so please bring a dish to share. Once we get a critical mass of people and food, we sit for dinner. Afterward is an auction of various rocketry related (some more so than others) items donated by fellow club members. Tickets are available for $1 each. We also run a separate auction for a more expensive kit or other prize donated by Hobby Works, with those tickets going for $2 each.
Address: 1 Hillside Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770
East Coast Regional Meet - Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD
NARHAMS is hosting ECRM-48 at Old National Pike Park in Mt. Airy, MD, June 18-19, 2022.
Sport Scale entries are now judged online by a committee. Contestants should contact the NAR Contest Board Chair here to request access to a Google Drive to upload scale data and photographs of the model.
In addition to the above contest events, any NRC or FAI US Team Qualification flights can be flown.
There is no fee to enter, but we do expect participants to support the contest by performing range duty. Ribbons and door prizes will be awarded to the top places.
There is no official meet hotel. In the past, we have used Days Inn at 5646 Buckeystown Pike. There are several other options available nearby as well.
There is no official meet hotel. In the past, we have used Days Inn, 5646 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Maryland.