This page was last updated on November 30, 2019
NOTE: If anyone knows of a field that could be used for rocket club launches, please contact me directly at rocket877@aol.com with the location and owner's name and contact info.  Even a field that is available only once a year or during a particular season can be useful.  I'll do a primarily evaluation, contact the owner about access and pass on the info to the appropriate Texas rocket club officers.
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Texas Rocket Launches
December 7, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers Family-Friendly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM
New rocketeers and families are always welcome.  There are no membership requirements or fees, however we gratefully accept donations to help pay the field-use fees.   There will be a debrief immediately after the launch at Grumpy's Mexican CafeSign up on Facebook if you're coming to the launch.

December 7, 2019

Austin Area Rocketry Group (AARG) Tripoli Research Launch at Hutto
December 8, 2019
Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch at Arlington - 10 AM to 2 PM - map and field information
December 14, 2019

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket and HPR Launch at Gunter - 10 AM to 4 PM - map and field information
December 14, 2019

Tripoli Houston #002 (TH2) Tripoli Research Launch at the Hearne Municipal Airport - 9 AM to 5 PM
December 21, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers Family-friendly model rocket and HPR rocket launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, Texas - 9 AM to 1 PM
This is a family-friendly NAR model rocket and HPR launch. Rocketeers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. The FAA waiver is 13,500 feet and K is the impulse limit unless you bring your own launch equipment. Certified motors only. This is an active airport and ALL direction signs must be followed especially those near the active runway. When approaching the runway all traffic must stop and not proceed until directed by airport safety personnel. We will take a 15 minute break at 10 AM for a Safety briefing and other announcements. Contact Art Applewhite at rocket877@aol.com if you need rocket motors or other supplies. The "debrief" is at El Restuarante Azteca on K Street in Hondo immediately after the launch. Sign up on Facebook if you're coming to the launch.
December 23, 2019

Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season.

Festivus for the rest of us.

2020 - Year of the Metal Rat
January 1, 2020

New Year's Day, also simply called New Year or New Year's, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. In pre-Christian Rome under the Julian calendar, the day was dedicated to Janus, god of gateways and beginnings, for whom January is also named. As a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, which is still observed as such in the Anglican Church and Lutheran Church.  In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year's Day is probably the most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. Other global New Year's Day traditions include making New Year's resolutions and calling one's friends and family. 

Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) instituted the concept of celebrating the new year in 2000 BC and celebrated new year around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. The early Roman calendar designated March 1 as the first day of the year. The calendar had just ten months, beginning with March. That the new year once began with the month of March is still reflected in some of the names of the months. September through December, our ninth through twelfth months, were originally positioned as the seventh through tenth months. (Septem is Latin for "seven"; octo, "eight"; novem, "nine"; and decem, "ten".) Roman legend usually credited their second king Numa with the establishment of the months of Ianuarius and Februarius. These were first placed at the end of the year, but at some point came to be considered the first two months instead.[6]
January 4, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-Friendly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM
New rocketeers and families are always welcome.  There are no membership requirements or fees, however we gratefully accept donations to help pay the field-use fees.   There will be a debrief immediately after the launch at Grumpy's Mexican CafeSign up on Facebook if you're coming to the launch.
January 5, 2020

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch at Arlington 10 AM to 2 PM - map and field information
January 18, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-friendly model rocket and HPR rocket launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, Texas - 9 AM to 1 PM
This is a family-friendly NAR model rocket and HPR launch. Rocketeers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. The FAA waiver is 13,500 feet and K is the impulse limit unless you bring your own launch equipment. Certified motors only. This is an active airport and ALL direction signs must be followed especially those near the active runway. When approaching the runway all traffic must stop and not proceed until directed by airport safety personnel. We will take a 15 minute break at 10 AM for a Safety briefing and other announcements. Contact Art Applewhite at rocket877@aol.com if you need rocket motors or other supplies. The "debrief" is at El Restuarante Azteca on K Street in Hondo immediately after the launch. Sign up on Facebook if you're coming to the launch.
January 18, 2020

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model & High Power Rocket Launch at Gunter - 10 AM to 4 PM - map and field information
February 1, 2020

Alamo Rocketeers Family-Friendly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM
February 2, 2020
Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch at Arlington 10 AM to 2 PM - map and field information
February 15, 2020

Alamo Rocketeers Family-friendly model rocket and HPR rocket launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, Texas - 9 AM to 1 PM
February 15, 2020
Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model & High Power Rocket Launch at Gunter - 10 AM to 4 PM - map and field information
March 6-8, 2020

National Association of Rocketry's (NAR) National Convention NARCON  at Tucson, Az
Hosted by Southern Arizona Rocketry Association (SARA), Event Director is Steve Lubliner
March 7, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-Friendly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM
March 8, 2020 Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch at Arlington 10 AM to 2 PM - map and field information
March 21, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-friendly model rocket and HPR rocket launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, Texas - 9 AM to 1 PM
April 5, 2020 Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch at Arlington 10 AM to 2 PM - map and field information
April 6, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers TARC Last Chance Practice and Qualification Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field Noon to 6 PM
April 11, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-Friendly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM
April 18, 2020 Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model & High Power Rocket Launch at Gunter - 10 AM to 4 PM - map and field information
April 25, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-friendly model rocket and HPR rocket launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, Texas - 9 AM to 1 PM
May 2, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-Friendly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM
May 3, 2020 Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch at Arlington 10 AM to 2 PM - map and field information
May 16, 2020
Alamo Rocketeers Family-friendly model rocket , HPR, and CanSat rocket launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, Texas - 9 AM to 1 PM
May 16, 2020 Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model & High Power Rocket Launch at Gunter - 10 AM to 4 PM - map and field information
June 6, 2020 Alamo Rocketeers Family-Friendly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM
May 22-25, 2020

National Association for Rocketry (
NAR) National Sport Launch (NSL) hosted by San Luis Valley Rocketeers,(SLVROC, NAR#774) at Alamosa, Colorado
Event Director Matt Abbey
July 25-31, 2020
National Association of Rocketry (NAR) NARAM-62 at the National Warplane Museum in Genesceo, NY
Hosted by Monroe Aeronautical Rocket Society (MARS, NAR#136) and Syracuse Rocket Club (SRC, NAR#566)
Contest Director: Dan Wolf, Sport Launch Directors: Bill & MaryBeth Clune.
Events: 1/2A B/G*, 1/2A SD*, 1/2A HD*, 1/2A PD*, 1/2A ALT*, 1/2A Flexwing, B Payload*, D SuperRoc Altitude altimeter, Sport Scale, R & D. (*NRC Events)
United States Model Rocket Sporting Code


Texas Rocket Clubs with regular launch windows (Check Club websites for details)

1st Saturday

Austin Area Rocket Group at Hutto Tripoli Research launch (winter) or Apache Pass (summer)

1st Saturday

NASA/Houston Rocket Club at JSC - NAR High Power

2nd Saturday

South Texas Aerospace Club at Beeville Municipal Airport - NAR High power

2nd Saturday

Tripoli Houston Rocket Club at Hearne Municipal Airport - Tripoli Research

3rd Saturday

Boots & Chutes at Hutto, Texas - NAR Model rockets - 10:30 PM - 1:30 PM

3rd Saturday

NASA/Houston Rocket Club at JSC - NAR High Power - September through May

Monthly
Alamo Rocketeers at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - Family-Friendly, NAR model rocket launch, once a month, alternating Saturdays and Sundays - See schedule above
Monthly
Alamo Rocketeers at the South Texas Regional Airport in Hondo, Tx - Family-Friendly model rocket and TRA research launch, one Saturday a month - See schedule above
Texas Amateur Rocket Launch Sites - Burn Ban Map
Note: Most of the fields listed below are on private property.  Permission to fly at these fields is given only to the clubs listed.  No individual should attempt to launch rockets at these fields without first consulting with the club contact.

Name of the field

Location as Longitude, Latitude
 (NOT GPS) + Elevation. 

County

Club Website

Normal Launch
Window

Current Weather

FAA Waiver (if applicable)

Impulse Limit

Range Fees

Contact

Apache Pass Airport

30*40'47"N, 97*08'33"W, 402'

Milam

AARG

1st Saturday

Rockdale

10,000/14,000

N

$10 Adults /$7 Members/$5 Range

Jim Jarvis

Arlington

32*46'50"N, 97*07'25"W, 531'

Tarrant

DARS

3rd Saturday

Arlington

N/A

D

None

Jack Sprague

Beeville Municipal Airport

28*21'40"N,97*47'29"W, 272'

Bee

STAC, THCT#089

2nd Saturday

Beeville

15K with call-ins to 24.5K

M

None

Bill Yates

Boots n' Chutes

30*37'29"N,-97*32'44"W, 612'

Williamson

Boots n' Chutes

3rd Saturday
10:30AM to 1:30PM

Hutto

N/A

D

$1 Members
$2 Non-members

Donna  Johnson

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch

35*31'53"N,-102*15'15W, 3190'

Oldham

POTROCS

Varies

Tascosa

18K feet

Unknown

$5 members
$7 Non-members

Barre Wheatley

Corsicana

32*05'45.0"N,96*16'18.0"W, 362'

Navaro

DARS

Varies

Corsicana

9250 feet AGL

M

Modroc $5, HP $10 members
$20 non-member

Chuck Crabb

Gunter

33*25'10"N, 96*48'50"W, 649'

Grayson

DARS

Varies

Gunter

1 mile AGL

J

Members HP $10, Non-mem HP $20
Adult Modroc $5

Jack Sprague

Hearne Municipal Airport

30*51'39"N,96*37'16"W, 285'

Robertson

TH2

2nd Saturday

Hearne

12.5K feet
call-ins to16k feet

M

$5/day MR
$10/day HPR

Andy Burger

Horizon City
31.73173 N, 106.134496 W,
El Paso
HCR
Varies
Horizon City
13,900 feet
Unksown
Unknown
Michael Lynch

Hutto

30*36'49" N,-97*29'51"W, 650'

Williamson

AARG

1st Saturday, September-March

Hutto

10,000' AGL

N

Members $7
Others $10

Jim Jarvis

Johnson Space Center (JSC)

29*33'30"N,-95*05'51"W, 16'

Harris

NHRC

1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday

Houston

2K feet

H

NHRC membership required

Warren Benson

Kitty Hawk Flying Field

29*37'25"N,-98*16'15"W, 735'

Comal

Alamo Rocketeers

Varies

Garden Ridge

N/A

G

Donations gratefulyl accepted

Art Applewhite

Lake Wichita Park
33*50'42.7"N, 98*33'32.5"W, 976'
Wichita
NTAC#818
TBD
Wichita Falls
N/A
G
???
Doug Underwood

Prairie Hill

31.635857,-96.787907, 565'

Limestone

DARS

Varies

Prairie Hill

2.5K feet

K

???

Jack Sprague

Roberts Ranch

29*21'06"N,-95*51'38"W, 75'

Fort Bend

Old Rocketeers

4th Sunday

Needville

N/A

G

None

David Montgomery

Rust Field
29*57'25"N,-98*47'25"W, 1331'
Kendall
Alamo Rocketeers November to March
Waring
17.5K MSL
G
None
Art Applewhite
South Texas Regional Airport
29*21'33"N,-99*10'39"W, 930' Medina
Alamo Rocketeers 4th or 5th Saturday
HDO
13.5K MSL
J
Donations gratefully accepted
Art Applewhite

Texas Double T Ranch

30*12'28"N,-97*11'36"W, 523'

Bastrop

AARG

2nd Saturday

Paige

17.5k MSL

???

???

Jim Jarvis


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