This page was last updated on September 20, 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.
Texas Rocket Launch SitesTexas Burn Ban Map , NAR Launch Calendar


Texas Rocket Launches
Canceled
Saturday
September 22, 2018


Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS)
Model & High Power Rocket Launch, Gunter - 10 AM - 4 PM - map and field information
Canceled to bad weather forecast
September 21-23, 2018

BALLS
is THE premier Experimental Rocket Launch in the Continental US. The event spans 28 years however this year will be the 27th time it is held in the Black Rock Desert, North of Reno, near Gerlach, Nevada.
September 22, 2018
The September equinox (or Southward equinox) is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. Due to differences between the calendar year and the tropical year, the September equinox can occur at any time from the 21st to the 24th day of September. At the equinox, at the equator, the Sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. Before the Southward equinox, the Sun rises and sets more to the north, and afterwards, it rises and sets more to the south. The equinox may be taken to mark the end of summer and the beginning of autumn (autumnal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere, while marking the end of winter and the start of spring (vernal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.[2]
Postponed one week
Sunday
September 28, 2018
Alamo Rocketeers Monthly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM - Weather
There will be a debrief immediately after the launch at Grumpy's Mexican Cafe
Please sign up at on our Facebook page if you are coming to this launch
This launch has been postponed by one week because the field is too wet.
October 6, 2018

2018 Cornfield Classic JROTC Rocket meet at Medina Valley High School in Castroville, Tx 8 AM to Noon
Club members can sign up for this event on our Facebook page.
October 6, 2018 Austin Area Rocket Group (AARG) Tripoli Research Launch at Hutto - Weather
If we're still under a burn ban (likely) would won't allow sparky motors.

This launch will be per Tripoli's Research rules, and we will be able to support both NAR and Tripoli certifications.  Please let us know in advance if you are planning an M/N flight and/or need the large pad.
Range hours will be 9 to 3 this month.  Harry (the Motorman) will not be attending the launch this month.  Remember that Tripoli and NAR are no longer allowing motor-deploy-only VMAX motors.  Sparky motors are not going to be allowed for this launch because Williamson County is still under a burn ban.
Please bring your NAR/TRA membership cards with you for registration, and be sure to put your membership number on both the sign-up sheet and your flight cards.  Very important!  If you don't have a NAR/TRA membership, that's OK - we just need to know. We will have a porta-potty available this month, and donations to help us keep it are welcomed.  We can always use more hands to help set up and tear down. Usually it takes 30-60 min to do both.  Setup starts at 8.
WAIVER:  We are currently allowing flights to 10,000 AGL. THIS IS A "N" IMPULSE FIELD
FEES:RANGE FEES FOR THE DAY: $10.00, DISCOUNTED FEES: AARG MEMBER $7.00; AARG MEMBER PERFORMING RANGE DUTY $5.00, FAMILY RATE: Children fly free with paying Parent/Guardian.
EDUCATIONAL GROUP RATE: If you have an educational group activity for participation at the launch, for special consideration please contact Jim Jarvis prior to the launch at:


SPECIAL NOTE FOR CHILDREN: ************
We wish to emphasize safety on the range and we are particularly concerned about the safety of the children that we welcome and enjoy at our launches. Children enjoy model rocketry and often are very excitable, particularly when endeavoring to chase their rocket after it has landed.

Parents and Guardians should pay special attention to their youngster and be mindful that often the range is still active after the launch of any particular project from the pads. Please remind your young ones to wait at the flight line until the LCO, Parent/Guardian (or other mindful adult) indicates that it is safe to leave the flight line (for any reason).

While the pads are active and flights are occurring, participants and spectators need to pay attention to any flights that are occurring, and rockets that are coming back to earth. Participants should be at the flight line and observing the pads as launches are being performed.

Children are very interested in the little buttons at the Launch Control table. If your child is inclined to permeate informal/social barriers, please be mindful that the operations area of the Field is responsible for range safety and is NOT a play area.

Special attention should be paid to the attire of your children, as they are particularly vulnerable to unprotected feet and legs, and the heat (less surface area per body mass is less efficient in cooling the body). "Crocs" are NOT recommended. Children treat rocketry as a track and field event!
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Posted by: jim.jarvis@urs.com

Sunday
October 7, 2018

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch, Arlington - 10 am - 2 PM - map and field information
Tuesday
October 9, 2018


Build Session at Dallas Makerspace - 7 PM to 10 PM
October 13,2018

Tripoli Houston (TH2) Tripoli Research Launch at the Texas Double T Ranch
October 20, 2018

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS)
Model & High Power Rocket Launch, Gunter - 10 am - 4 pm - map and field information
Saturday
October 20, 2018

Alamo Rocketeers Night Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 6 to 10 PM - Weather
Please sign up at on our Facebook page if you are coming to this launch
Sunday
October 28, 2019
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.
Wednesday
October 31, 2018

Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, but Halloween today is less about the fear of ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts, who used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, also believed that the change of seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. Over the centuries, Halloween transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and sweet treats for kids and adults.
Sunday
November 4, 2018


Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) Model Rocket Launch, Arlington - 10 am - 2 PM - map and field information
Tuesday
November 13, 2018


Build Session at Dallas Makerspace - 7 PM to 10 PM
November 17, 2018

Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS)
Model & High Power Rocket Launch, Gunter - 10 am - 4 pm - map and field information
Sunday
November 18, 2018


Alamo Rocketeers Monthly Model Rocket Launch at the Kitty Hawk Flying Field - 9 AM to 1 PM - Weather
Please sign up at on our Facebook 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.
Sunday
December 2, 2018


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

Second 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

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 & MARAM-61 at  Muncie, Indiana
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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