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Launch update – Friday, April 8

Tomorrow’s launch is Go!

We will be using the Jackson 5 field – directions at

HARA’s last launch of the 2021-2022 season is Saturday April 9!

HARA will be hosting the last launch of its 2021-2022 flying season this Saturday, April 9 starting at 10 AM. Details and directions are here.

Some additional notes:

  1. There will be no on-site vendor (Chris Short will be at Argonia), so bring all necessary stuff with you or make arrangements in advance with respect to motors, etc.
    2) Field selection (Jackson 5 or Butler Mill) will be made late this week. Choice will depend on conditions after Wednesday’s rain.
    3) Groups, please coordinate certification/test flights with the HARA officers before showing up on the field.
    4) As always, help setting up/tearing down the range is greatly appreciated.

See you at the field on Saturday!

Saturday’s (March 19) HARA launch is scrubbed!

Recent rains have left the ground muddy and the Paint Rock river hitting flood stage tomorrow. There is a 100% chance of rain on Friday, which will further worsen the field conditions. Given this, the officers have decided to cancel this weekend’s launch, with hopes of launching later in March before planting starts on the fields.

Say tuned to this website, the HARA mailing list and the HARA Facebook page for updates.

Launch update – Tuesday, March 8 @ noon

Saturday’s (March 12) launch is scrubbed!

The forecasts are in agreement that it will be quite cold (high around 37) with sustained winds between 10-20 mph. This gives a feels like temperature of 28 degrees plus a good probability of rockets drifting out of the field. In light of these conditions, the officers have decided to postpose Saturday’s launch, with an eye to flying on the next Saturday (March 19).

Please monitor this website, the HARA list or the club Facebook page for updates.

Launch update, Friday, February 11, @ 12:30 PM

Tomorrow’s launch is go! The field will be Jackson 5.

See y’all tomorrow!

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

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 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!