This page was last updated on April 22, 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
April 22, 2019
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On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
April 27, 2019

Cub Scout Pack 226 Rocket Day at McGimsey Scout Park in San Antonio, Tx - 8:00 AM to Noon - Weather
Club members please sign up on our Facebook event page
April 27, 2019
Model Rocket Workshop at the Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79403 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Blast off into learning! Create and paint your own model rockets, then launch them into the sky. Cost is $20 to attend. For more information or to register, please call (806) 775-3049.
Sign up on Facebook

May 4, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers at the 2019 Austin Maker Faire at the Palmer Event Center in Austin, Tx
This is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. The Alamo Rocketeers will have a professional booth with a multimedia presentation, large rockets on display and air rockets for the kids.
If you are coming to the event, please sign up on our FaceBook Event page. Club members please sign up HERE to work our booth
May 4, 2019
Model Rocket Workshop at the Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79403 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Blast off into learning! Create and paint your own model rockets, then launch them into the sky. Cost is $20 to attend. For more information or to register, please call (806) 775-3049.
Sign up on Facebook
Sunday
May 5, 2019

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) NAR Model Rocket Launch at Arlington from 10 AM to 2 PM
Map and field information
May 11, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket and HPR Launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, TX - 9 AM to 2 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 motors up to K impulse are allowed.  Certified commercial motors only and no research 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. Club members please sign up for RANGE DUTY HERE
May 18, 2019

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) NAR Model & High Power Rocket Launch at Gunter from 10 AM to 4 PM
Map and field information
Sunday
May 19, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge, Tx 9 AM to 1 PM - Weather
Fliers of all experience levels are welcome. There are no fees or membership requirements but we gladly accept donations to cover the field use fee.
There will be a "debrief" at Grumpy's Mexican Cafe immediately after the launch.
Sign up on our Facebook Event page is you are coming
June 1, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket and HPR Launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, TX - 9 AM to 2 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 motors up to K impulse are allowed.  Certified commercial motors only and no research motors. This launch will feature a robotics demo and a CanSat launch by teams from UTSA. A crowd of 200+ people is expected, so arrive early to get a good parking spot.  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, please RSVP here if you plan to attend the debrief.  If you are coming to the launch, please sign up on our FaceBook Event page. Club members please sign up for RANGE DUTY HERE or Crowd Control
Sunday
June 2, 2019

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) NAR Model Rocket Launch at Arlington from 10 AM to 2 PM
Map and field information
June 7-9, 2019
NAR National Sport Launch (NSL) 2019 at Lucerne Dry Lake, California
The National Sport Launch is the National Association of Rocketry’s annual sport launch event. NSL hosts hundreds of attendees who come together to launch rockets for fun, it is the pinnacle of sport rocketry.  Micro-Max through M-motor monsters will be on the field. Families with children and serious rocket enthusiasts all share their passion for rocketry. This is the event to attend if you want to fly, fly, fly!
To learn more, visit the NSL facebook page.
June 15, 2019 Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge, Tx 9 AM to 1 PM - Weather
Fliers of all experience levels are welcome. There are no fees or membership requirements but we gladly accept donations to cover the field use fee.
There will be a "debrief" at Grumpy's Mexican Cafe immediately after the launch.
Sign up on our Facebook Event page is you are coming
June 15, 2019

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) NAR Model & High Power Rocket Launch at Gunter from 10 AM to 4 PM
Map and field information
July 4, 2019
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Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
July 6, 2018
Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket and HPR Launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, TX - 8 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 motors up to K impulse are allowed.  Certified commercial motors only and no research 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, please RSVP here if you plan to attend the debrief.  If you are coming to the launch, please sign up on our FaceBook Event page.
Tuesday
July 16, 2019
Global Rocket Launch Challenge at Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 5 to 8 PM
The launch coincides exactly with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 that took the first humans safely to the moon and back. There may be a night launch.
Sign up on Fabebook
Sign up for range duty here
Sunday
July 21, 2019

Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge, Tx 8 AM to Noon - Weather
Fliers of all experience levels are welcome. There are no fees or membership requirements but we gladly accept donations to cover the field use fee.
There will be a "debrief" at Grumpy's Mexican Cafe immediately after the launch.
Sign up on our Facebook Event page is you are coming
July 27-August 3, 2019

NAR Rocketry Festival 2019 & NARAM-61 at  Muncie, Indiana
Click here for a PDF file about this event.
August 3, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket and HPR Launch at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo, TX - 8 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 motors up to K impulse are allowed.  Certified commercial motors only and no research 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, please RSVP here if you plan to attend the debrief.  If you are coming to the launch, please sign up on our FaceBook Event page.
August 17, 2019
Alamo Rocketeers' NAR Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge, Tx 8 AM to Noon - Weather
Fliers of all experience levels are welcome. There are no fees or membership requirements but we gladly accept donations to cover the field use fee.
There will be a "debrief" at Grumpy's Mexican Cafe immediately after the launch.
Sign up on our Facebook Event page is you are coming
August 29 to September 2, 2019
LDRS 38 hosted by Kloudbusters (Tripoli Kansas#34) at Argonia Kansas
What does LDRS mean? Large Dangerous Rockets Ships. And that is what you're going to experience at this launch. This is a gathering of the most avid rocketeers from around the entire U.S.A. and even including Canada and International members. It is a showcase for these rocketry enthusiasts to share their special projects and even for our manufacturers and vendors to bring out the latest products available in our hobby



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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