Launch update – Friday, January 14 @ 1:30 PM

Tomorrow’s launch is a GO! However, the range WILL CLOSE at 2 PM in order to get out of there before the rain/weather arrives.Temps will be on the cool side – expect low cloud ceilings (well below waiver limit) and wind gusts up to 17-18 miles per hour.

See you on the field!

Launch update – Wednesday, January 12 @ 9 PM

The forecast is not very favorable for Saturday’s launch; rain is expected to move in between noon and mid-afternoon, with surface winds on the high side at 10-20 mph.

The officers will continue to watch the weather and make a go-no go decision later this week.

Saturday’s (December 11) launch is scrubbed!

Due to forecast rain and thunderstorms passing through the area late Friday night and early Saturday morning, the officers have decided to cancel Saturday’s launch.

Sunday is also out due to muddy field and lack of personnel to operate the range

HARA on a Roll

As the weather came up favorable HARA pulled off two back to back monthly launches in both October and November skies to start the fall flying season. Both launches tested the new wireless control system, which apart from new operator familiarization, worked great. The first launch had 51 total flights of all sorts of motors as is typical of the HARA family and friends. The Geezer TARC contest brought out 4 competitors. Duane won with a new record score of ‘5’, followed by Bill with 166, Doug with 724, and Vince getting the flying pig trophy with 803, a new record bad for Geezer.

The November launch was a true high power day that had 46 flights with only 4 non HPR models lofted. It was a chilly day in Woodville and the cloudless sky favored the big motors. Many flyers came from surrounding states to certify at new levels or practice with their student team rockets, or both. They flew right up to sunset when the waiver expired and the range crew hustled to get the trailer packed before dark. Will the weather in December hold out for a third in a row scheduled launch and the Trash Panda Contest? Watch this page.

Launch update – Friday, November 12 @ 4 PM

Launch is GO!

However, the land owner has advised us that the field (Jackson 5) is muddy so keep your vehicles on the gravel. Might want to wear some boots…

Also, be sure room is made on the road so grain trucks can get in and out during the day.

Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Launch update – Thursday, November 11 @ 8 PM

Saturday’s launch is GO! Flying begins at 10 AM.

Field will be Jackson 5 – see http://hararocketry.org/hara/monthly-club-launches/ for details.

We would appreciate some folks arriving early to help set up the range. Also some help closing things down would be very beneficial.

See y’all on the field!

Launch status – Friday, October 8 @ 3 PM

Tomorrow’s launch is go!

Our prefect checked the field and the road is safe.
PLEASE BE AWARE, the field itself will be very muddy. Prepare with boots and clothes that can get dirty.
DO NOT let your vehicle leave the stone road and pad by the silos. Keep it on the hard road.
We always can use extra hands with the equipment.
We’ll be out there by 8:30 to set up, airspace opens at 10, airspace closes at 5pm or sundown and we usually start packing up stuff by 4 that we don’t need.
Allen Owens, HARA President

Operational

The HARA trailer has been cleaned out and all the range equipment inspected and restored for the first launch of the season on October 9. Officers and members spent a day checking clips, derusting blast plates and sorting cabling. The big test will be of the new club built wireless firing system for the distant high power pads.

Pictures of Rockets

The best picture of a rocket is the moment of liftoff. The second best is a nice static pose after the decals are on and before it’s worn by flight. That’s what’s here of various finished kits. Can you match the name with the model? Arcon Hi, Astro-1, Avenger, Honest John, Outlander, Photon Disrupter, Protostar, Red Shift and Skonk Wulf.

Foggy TARC Finals reap Fifth, Ninth place for Alabama

It was a foggy morning June 12 when the launch began but the ten finalist teams from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee attended and made all twenty allowable flights. When all the scores were tallied nationally Russellville High School Team One from Russellville, Alabama came in fifth and won $8500. Tharptown High School, also from Russellville, made ninth. Alabama was the only state besides California to have two teams finish in the top ten. Hosted by the Birmingham Rocket Boys NAR section and led by President Ronald Dunn plenty of volunteers were on hand to set up, run the range and score the flights. It was an admirable performance by NAR to complete the TARC program for the pandemic year by spreading the finals out to ten regional fields. HARA was represented by Vince, Bill and Duane, who had fun with various timing and scoring duties. No eggs were broken by the teams, but two flights ejected the motors and unfortunately had to be disqualified.

 

 

Here are the finals scores of the schools at the Birmingham launch.

Place            School            City        State  Total Flight 1  Flight 2

5 Russellville City Schools (Team 1) Russellville AL 23.6 21 2.6
9 Tharptown High School Russellville AL 25.56 4.74 20.82
32 Creekview High School (Team 1) Canton GA 56.68 7 49.68
35 Russellville City Schools (Team 2) Russellville AL 62.68 31.56 31.12
41 Winfield City High School Winfield AL 68.48 36 32.48
44 Hackleburg High School Hackleburg AL 75.62 54.62 21
46 Creekview High School (Team 2) Canton GA 77.7 20.62 57.08
62 Lincoln High School Lincoln AL 113.82 73.38 40.44
88 Stone Memorial High School Crossville TN 9.24 DQ 9.24
89 Hewitt Trussville High School Trussville AL 13 DQ 13