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NOTE - the Google Calendar is a quick reference.  For full event details, SCROLL DOWN to the list below!

 

Please take note that dates, times and locations are subject to change on short notice.  Launches are subject to cancellation or postponement due to weather and other factors beyond our control on short notice.  Launches may not last as late into the day as the times listed on this page; if you arrive late in the afternoon, you might find an empty field.
We STRONGLY recommend that you check back here right before an event for the latest updates.
"Sparky" type motors, such as Aerotech Metalstorm, CTI/AMW Skidmark, or any other brand of motor that emits showers of sparks, are NOT ALLOWED at any MASA launch.

  • Launch
    Date:   Saturday, July 1 [NOTE CHANGE OF DAY/DATE!]
    Time:
       10am - 2pm
    Location:
      Elk River / Otsego VFW soccer fields, Google Maps Link
    Themes:   
    Special Events:
       
    Contests:
       
    Notes:
      RANGE INFO:  Community pads and launch system for model rockets will be provided.  You may also set up your own pad and controller in Misfire Alley.
    SPECIAL NOTE - RSO INSPECTIONS: Under MASA rules, the following cases require RSO inspection and approval before flight: clusters, 2-stage rockets using "D" or larger motors, 3-stage rockets, all rockets weighing more than 1 lb, all rockets using an "E" or larger motor, any scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight. This approval must come before the flyer signs up for a launch pad.
    If you plan to launch something that falls into the category of "scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight," you must bring documentation to support a safe flight (such as RockSim or Open Rocket print outs, hand-written calculations, etc.).
    Although RSO inspection is not required for rockets weighing less than 1 lb, single motor - "D" or smaller, 2-stage with both motors "C" or smaller, or built from a commercially-manufactured kit, the RSO may inspect any such rocket at his/her discretion or upon flyer request.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As always, we are looking for LCO and RSO volunteers.  Range safety officers must be MASA members and NAR members.
    Rules particular to this launch:

    Maximum rocket lift-off weight of 16 ounces.
    Maximum motor size of "E". (May be limited by the RSO to smaller motors depending upon wind speed and direction)
    Clusters allowed only at the discretion of RSO.
    Multi-stage flights allowed only at the discretion of RSO.
     

  • Meeting
    Date:
      Thursday, July 6
    Time:
      7:00 to 9:00 pm
    Location:
      
    Topics: 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Date:   
Time:
   
Location:
   Elk River / Otsego VFW soccer fields, Google Maps Link
Theme:  
Contest:  
Notes: RANGE INFO:  Community pads and launch system for model rockets will be provided.  You may also set up your own pad and controller in Misfire Alley.
SPECIAL NOTE - RSO INSPECTIONS: Under MASA rules, the following cases require RSO inspection and approval before flight: clusters, 2-stage rockets using "D" or larger motors, 3-stage rockets, all rockets weighing more than 1 lb, all rockets using an "E" or larger motor, any scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight. This approval must come before the flyer signs up for a launch pad.
If you plan to launch something that falls into the category of "scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight," you must bring documentation to support a safe flight (such as RockSim or Open Rocket print outs, hand-written calculations, etc.).
Although RSO inspection is not required for rockets weighing less than 1 lb, single motor - "D" or smaller, 2-stage with both motors "C" or smaller, or built from a commercially-manufactured kit, the RSO may inspect any such rocket at his/her discretion or upon flyer request.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As always, we are looking for LCO and RSO volunteers.  Range safety officers must be MASA members and NAR members.
Rules particular to this launch:

Maximum rocket lift-off weight of 16 ounces.
Maximum motor size of "E". (May be limited by the RSO to smaller motors depending upon wind speed and direction)
Clusters allowed only at the discretion of RSO.
Multi-stage flights allowed only at the discretion of RSO.

  • Launch
    Date:   
    Time:
       
    Location:
     
    Themes:   
    Special Events:
       
    Contests:
       
    Notes:
    RANGE INFO: This launch will be misfire alley, but the range will be under RSO and LCO control at all times. A few community pads and a launch rail will be available. FAA waiver will be in effect permitting high power flights to 4,500 feet agl. Field size supports up through J motors.
    SPECIAL NOTE - RSO INSPECTIONS: We will have a separate RSO table at this launch. Under MASA rules, the following cases require RSO inspection and approval before flight: clusters, 2-stage rockets using "D" or larger motors, 3-stage rockets, all rockets weighing more than 1 lb, all rockets using an "E" or larger motor, any scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight. This approval must come before the flyer signs up for a launch pad.
    If you plan to launch something that falls into the category of "scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight," you must bring documentation to support a safe flight (such as RockSim or Open Rocket print outs, hand-written calculations, etc.).
    Although RSO inspection is not required for rockets weighing less than 1 lb, single motor - "D" or smaller, 2-stage with both motors "C" or smaller, or built from a commercially- manufactured kit, the RSO may inspect any such rocket at his/her discretion or upon flyer request.
    HPR FLIGHTS: Any high power flight requires proof of current NAR or TRA membership, plus current NAR or TRA high power certification, plus MASA membership. Make sure you bring your NAR or TRA membership card and MASA badge!

 

RANGE INFO:  Community pads and launch system for model, large model, and high power rockets will be provided.  You may also set up your own pad and controller in Misfire Alley.  FAA waiver will be in effect permitting high power flights to 4,500 feet agl. Field size supports up through J motors.
SPECIAL NOTE - RSO INSPECTIONS: Under MASA rules, the following cases require RSO inspection and approval before flight: clusters, 2-stage rockets using "D" or larger motors, 3-stage rockets, all rockets weighing more than 1 lb, all rockets using an "E" or larger motor, any scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight. This approval must come before the flyer signs up for a launch pad.
If you plan to launch something that falls into the category of "scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight," you must bring documentation to support a safe flight (such as RockSim or Open Rocket print outs, hand-written calculations, etc.).
Although RSO inspection is not required for rockets weighing less than 1 lb, single motor - "D" or smaller, 2-stage with both motors "C" or smaller, or built from a commercially-manufactured kit, the RSO may inspect any such rocket at his/her discretion or upon flyer request.
HPR FLIGHTS: Any high power flight requires proof of current NAR or TRA membership, plus current NAR or TRA high power certification, plus MASA membership. Make sure you bring your NAR or TRA membership card and MASA badge!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As always, we are looking for LCO and RSO volunteers.  Range safety officers must be MASA members, NAR members, and certified Level 1 (or higher).
 

  • Meeting
    Date:
     
    Time:
      7:00 to 8:30 pm
    Location:
      
    Topic:
     

Location:  McMurray Field, located at Lexington and Como in St Paul, Google maps link
 

Location: Netrix IT, 1285 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 190, Eagan, MN https://goo.gl/maps/NcoDDQrRtiF2
 

Location:  Jackson Middle School Observatory, 6000 109th Avenue N, Champlin, MN 55316  Google maps link
Directions:  From 94/694, take 169 north 5.3 miles, take a right at the traffic lights onto 109th. Follow that to the east, 1.5 miles, and take a left onto Douglas Drive (at the Holiday gas station.) Take the third right onto 111-1/2 Ave, then a right on Zane, and then a left onto 111th. Take a right onto Yates and drive into the back parking lot. From here follow the sidewalk/path (it is ok to drive on) to the observatory. Enter through the door on the south side of the building.

Location:  Hennepin County Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305  Google maps link
The meeting will be held in the Ridgedale RHR (Robert H. Rohlf) meeting room on the first floor.

Location:  Hennepin County Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, 55430  Google maps link
We will be in Meeting Room C, which is near the front entrance of the library

Location:  Hennepin County Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue, Edina, MN 55435  Google maps link
The library is located near the Galleria Mall, just a few blocks south of the Southdale Mall.  We will be in the Ethel Berry Room, which is located on the second floor of the library.

Location:  Hennepin County Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55446  Google maps link
We will be in the large meeting room.

Location:  Hennepin County Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305  Google maps link
The meeting will be held in the Ridgedale RHR (Robert H. Rohlf) meeting room on the first floor.
 

Location:  Roseville Library, 2180 North Hamline Ave, Roseville, MN 55113 - Google maps link
We will be in the Community Program Room.

RANGE INFO: This launch will be misfire alley, but the range will be under RSO and LCO control at all times. A few community pads and a launch rail will be available. FAA waiver will be in effect permitting high power flights to 4,500 feet agl. Field size supports up through J motors.
SPECIAL NOTE - RSO INSPECTIONS: Under MASA rules, the following cases require RSO inspection and approval before flight: clusters, 2-stage rockets using "D" or larger motors, 3-stage rockets, all rockets weighing more than 1 lb, all rockets using an "E" or larger motor, any scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight. This approval must come before the flyer signs up for a launch pad.
If you plan to launch something that falls into the category of "scratch-built, unusual, or unproven design making its first flight," you must bring documentation to support a safe flight (such as RockSim or Open Rocket print outs, hand-written calculations, etc.).
Although RSO inspection is not required for rockets weighing less than 1 lb, single motor - "D" or smaller, 2-stage with both motors "C" or smaller, or built from a commercially-manufactured kit, the RSO may inspect any such rocket at his/her discretion or upon flyer request.
HPR FLIGHTS: Any high power flight requires proof of current NAR or TRA membership, plus current NAR or TRA high power certification, plus MASA membership. Make sure you bring your NAR or TRA membership card and MASA badge!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As always, we are looking for LCO and RSO volunteers.

Eagle Lake Community Building at Thoresen Park, 6259 Eagle Lake Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369; google maps link

Location:  Elk River / Otsego VFW soccer fields, Google Maps Link
Notes:  Misfire-alley (Bring your own pad & controller, or arrange to share with someone else.  No "community pads" will be set up.)
Rules particular to this launch:
Maximum rocket lift-off weight of 16 ounces.
Maximum motor size of "E". (May be limited by the RSO to smaller motors depending upon wind speed and direction)
Clusters allowed only at the discretion of RSO.
Multi-stage flights allowed only at the discretion of RSO.