This page was last updated on February 16, 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.
Texas Rocket Launch SitesTexas Burn Ban Map , NAR Launch Calendar


Texas Rocket Launches
February 18, 2019

Presidents Day
February 23, 2019
Bowie/Del Valle High School Junior ROTC Model Rocketry Competition - 8 AM to Noon
The Alamo Rocketeers will be providing safety oversight and event judging.
Sign up for Range Duty on our Facebook event page
March 1 - 3, 2019

National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Convention (NARCON) at Cape Canaveral, Florida
March 2, 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. TARC teams are welcome. 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
March 3, 2019

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket launch in Arlington, Tx - 10 AM to 2 PM - map and field information
March 16, 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

March 20, 2019
Spring or Vernal Equinox An equinox is commonly regarded as the instant of time when the plane (extended indefinitely in all directions) of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun.[3] This occurs twice each year: around 21 March and 2223 September. In other words, it is the moment at which the center of the visible Sun is directly above the Equator. In the northern hemisphere, the equinox in March is called the Vernal or Spring Equinox; the September equinox is called the Autumnal or Fall Equinox.  However, because the Moon (and to a lesser extent the other planets) cause the motion of the Earth to vary from a perfect ellipse, the equinox is now officially defined by the Sun's more regular ecliptic longitude rather than by its declination. The instants of the equinoxes are currently defined to be when the longitude of the Sun is 0 and 180.[4] There are tiny (up to 1 arcsecond) variations in the Sun's latitude (discussed below), which means the Sun's center is rarely precisely over the equator under the official definition. The two understandings of the equinox can lead to discrepancies of up to 69 seconds.  On the day of an equinox, daytime and nighttime are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. They are not exactly equal, however, due to the angular size of the Sun, atmospheric refraction, and the rapidly changing duration of the length of day that occurs at most latitudes around the equinoxes. The word is derived from the Latin aequinoctium, from aequus (equal) and nox (genitive noctis) (night).
March 23, 2019

San Antonio Mini Maker Faire at the Central Library from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Club members please sign up for booth duty on our Facebook event
April 6, 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. TARC teams are welcome. 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
Sunday
April 7, 2018

Next to Last Chance TARC Qualification launch at Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge - Noon to 4 PM -
Weather
Please sign up here if you plan on being at this launch: https://www.facebook.com/events/2349656725302812/
Monday
April 8, 2018

Absolute Last Chance TARC Qualification launch at Kitty Hawk Flying Field in Garden Ridge - Noon to 4 PM -
Weather
Please sign up here if you plan on being at this launch: https://www.facebook.com/events/696097477429312/
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.
May 4, 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
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
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


The Competition Consortium

NAR CONTEST INFORMATION, TIPS, AND NATIONAL RECORD ANALYSIS

Please send updates and corrections to rocket877@aol.com