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 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

TARC deadline Nears, Weather NOT helping! ===>>

Saturday (Mar.24) may allow a Launch

Winds south, a bit high. Noon to 5pm

at Scott Johnson Middle School, McKinney

updated: Wednesday 2018-03-21 08:45am

##: Upcoming DARS Launch activity:

Next Monthly Modroc Launch
Third Saturday of April Sat.Apr.21
at our Gunter Launch Site.
Start about 10am, fly until 4pm.

##: Next High-Power Launch

We'll setup for HP at GunterSat.Apr.21
{plan to stay under 3K AGL and K motors}

##: Next business meeting:

at the Coppell Family YMCA   starting about 1:00 pm.
The meeting will be in the Teen-Center downstairs
Building Spork-rockets, all sizes come and join in.
Bring rockets to build, show, talk about, trade or sell...

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We are one of the largest, and the oldest Texas chapter, of the NAR (National Association of Rocketry.) Operating since 1972, we have been promoting sport and hobby rocketry throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex nonstop for over 40 years. While launching/flying rockets is our primary activity, our presence also reaches out into the community in other ways.

Our outreach programs work with the Scouts, YMCA, 4H, as well as many local schools and educators, to encourage the next generation of Texans to pursue their interest in science, math, aerospace or engineering. And, kids always fly free!

The general public is always welcome to attend any of our launches, bring your rockets and join in the fun. Our members will help you fly everything, from the smaller Estes and Quest model rockets up to custom built high-power rockets reaching altitudes in excess of a mile.

So if you're interested in rocketry, contact us and we'll be happy to introduce you to the hobby.
Or check out our calendar and stop by the next event.

The picture above is of a scale model Saturn-V vehicle from the Apollo missions. Flown by Warren Benson (of Houston) at a DARS launch, the kit is from Apogee Rockets and is 1/70 scale. It flew successfully on the core Aerotech G-64 motor (even though the four outboard Estes E-9 motors failed to ignite.)

      This is STILL cool!
Watch this very-well-made-video of a DARS montly launch, showing the people side of model rocketry. It wonderfully highlights the fun we find in the hobby.
Thanks to Cap'n Kris Kirk

(one of the Team Amick Dads.)
Good work indeed!