This page was last updated on November 17, 2018
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
November 17&18, 2018

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS)
Model & High Power Rocket Launch, Gunter - 10 am - 4 pm - map and field information
Note: Sunday may get canceled due to bad weather
Canceled due to bad weather
November 18, 2018


Alamo Rocketeers Monthly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM - Weather
There are no membership requirements or launch fees but we do gratefully accept donations to help pay the field use fees.
Please sign up at on our Facebook event page if you are coming to this launch
Thursday
November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November[1] in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington.[2] It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.[3][4] Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader fall/winter holiday season in the U.S.
Saturday
December 1, 2018
Alamo Rocketeers Inaugural Model Rocket Launch at the Rust Field near Waring, Texas - 10 AM to 2 PM - Weather
There are no membership requirements or launch fees for this launch.  Families and newcomers are welcome.  Please stay on the pavement,
do not drive on the field.
Use the following link for a map to the field: https://goo.gl/maps/Wivp2vbuoSG2
 Please sign up at on our Facebook event page if you are coming to this launch
Sunday
December 2, 2018


Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch, Arlington - 10 am - 2 PM - map and field information
Saturday
December 15, 2018

Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket and HPR Launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, TX - 9 AM to 1 PM - Weather
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.  Commercial motors only and no research or sparky motors. 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. There will be a debrief at El Restuarante Azteca on K Street in Hondo immediately after the launch.  If you are coming to the launch, please sign up on our FaceBook Event page.
Friday
December 21, 2018

Winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.
Tuesday
December 25, 2018
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[8][9] observed primarily on December 25[4][10][11] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.[2][12][13] A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night;[14] in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave.[15] Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations,[16][17][18] is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians,[19] as well as culturally by many non-Christians,[1][20] and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.

2019
March 1 - 3, 2019

National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Convention (NARCON) at Cape Canaveral, Florida
March 23, 2019

at the Central Library from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Sunday
April 7, 2018

Next to Last Chance TARC Qualification launch at Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge - Noon to 4 PM
Monday
April 8, 2018

Absolute Last Chance TARC Qualification launch at Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge - Noon to 4 PM
April 18-21, 2019
Thunda Down Under 2019 is like no other event you have ever seen!  Rocketeers from all over the world will come to Australia and compete against each other to see who can launch their rockets the highest and the fastest! Rockets (big and small) some 30 ft tall, will be launched reaching speeds up to 4,500km p/h as they hurtle towards the edge of the atmosphere. Thunda 2019 will see launches from participants from New Zealand, USA, India, Germany, Netherlands, England, Japan and our very own Aussie Rocketeers plus, this year, Thunda 2019 welcomes the best of the Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) as they invite Universities to compete in the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition (AURC).  This family event has rockets, fireworks, firewalls, parachute displays and aerobatic flights. There is something for everyone at Thunda Downunder 2019, you can even build and launch your own rocket! Come along and camp out, enjoy rockets by day and fun entertainment at night.
April 27, 2019

Cub Scout Pack 226 Rocket Day. Location and time to be determined later.
June 7-9, 2019

NAR National Sport Launch at Lucerne Dry Lake, California
July 27-August 3, 2019

NAR Rocketry Festival 2019 & NARAM-61 at  Muncie, Indiana
Click here for a PDF file about this event.
August 29 to September 2, 2019

LDRS 38 hosted by Kloudbusters (Tripoli Kansas#34) at Argonia Kansas



Texas Rocket Club 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 weekend

Alamo Rocketeers at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - NAR Model Rockets , alternating 3rd Saturdays and Sundays - See schedule above

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


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

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,TH2

2nd Saturday

Paige

17.5k MSL

???

???

Jim Jarvis
Andy Burger


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