Syracuse Rocket Club, NAR Section #566

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Welcome to The Syracuse Rocket Club

The Syracuse Rocket Club promotes and encourages safe hobby rocketry in the Central New York area

Next Club Meeting: Monday August 5, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Walt's Hobby. At this meeting we will prepare for the August family picnic and night launch.

Next Sport Launch: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Weigand's Field. The launch theme is US Manned Space Flight. Bring your scale models of rockets from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs to fly and display. The contests for this month's launch are Lunar Spot Landing and B Streamer duration. The launch is ON for Sat. July 20. Use the Turner Rd. entrance.

Gusty winds kept some members at home for the June launch, but 14 intrepid fliers completed 55 successful launches. The theme was multi-staging. Despite the wind, 11 two-stage and one three-stage flights were completed. Dennis Friend maintained a firm lead in the annual competition for the most flights and motors. Tim Catterson took the lead in total impulse for the season. Tom Butler increased his lead in the contest standings after taking 1st place in this month's 2-Stage Spot Landing contest and B-Streamer Duration contest.

July Apollo 11 Celebration: 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NAR Sections around the country will commemorate this historic event with special launches on July 20, 2019. Syracuse Rocket Club will have many scale Saturn V rockets, and other scale models from the US space program to launch at our July 20 launch. If you are interested in building a Saturn V rocket to fly, see the April and October issues of our newsletter Whats Up for some suggestions on where to find a kit. You can order one of the new Estes Saturn V kits from Walt's Hobby.

2019 Rocket Raffle: Support the Syracuse Rocket Club by buying tickets for our Rocket Raffle. Tickets will be on sale at our monthly meetings and launches through August 24.

  • 1st Prize: Revell 25th Anniversary 1:96 scale Saturn kit from 1994 (Static Model, not a flying rocket). New in box.
  • 2nd Prize: Out of production Estes Space Shuttle starter set. Only produced in 1980 and 1981. Box is distressed, parts are complete and in sealed packaging.
  • 3rd Prize: Estes Prowler Pros Series II kit with E launch pad and controller. New in box.
  • Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.
  • Drawing will be held on Sat. Aug. 24, 3:00 PM at our annual family launch and picnic.
  • Need NOT be present to win.

The Syracuse Rocket Club welcomes families and anyone interested in the hobby to attend our launches. We have rockets available for children to fly and take home. We will teach new flyers how to prep and fly their rockets. Join us at our next monthly club meeting or launch.

Check this web site the evening before the launch to confirm launch status.

Save time at the launch by filling out your flight cards at home. Click here to download the SRC flight card.

Join us at our next launch. Find out how much fun hobby rocketry can be for the whole family.

Newsletter: Check out the January 2019 issue of our club newsletter What's Up

Questions about SRC? E-mail us at Want to join SRC? Click here for membership application!


Syracuse Rocket Club  2002, 2019

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