HARA meeting this Thursday, May 2, @ 7:30 PM…

Rockets and Pants

Last June we told about HARA’s project to help Levi’s jeans do a photo shoot for a fashion ad- http://hararocketry.org/hara/vintage-rocketeer-jeans/ and promised to post the pictures when they came out. Well, the spring collection is released and here are some representative shots from the portfolio, mainly ones with our rockets in them. It’s a nice homage to the ‘rocket boys’ style of the fifties and the amateur dreams of spaceflight.


Six Alabama TARC teams going to Finals in Virginia

Congratulations to these teams who will be representing our state at the TARC finals May 18 at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA.

Team Number, Team Name, City

19-5573, Cullman Area Technology Academy, Cullman

19-4984, Rogers High School, Florence

19-5089, Lincoln High School, Lincoln

19-4727, Tharptown High School, Russellville

19-4998, Russellville High School (Team 1), Russellville

19-5000, Russellville High School (Team 2), Russellville

HARA would like to salute the eight Huntsville area teams for their efforts. It’s been a tough year – not only were the design goals for this TARC challenging with three eggs to fly, but there was also the fight against some very persistent wet weather. Despite the rain, the local teams managed to complete many practice flights and all got qualified scores.


19-5055 , HOPE Christian Academy , Huntsville

19-5135 , St. John Paul II C.H.S. , Huntsville

19-5136 , St. John Paul II C.H.S. , Huntsville

19-5137 , St. John Paul II C.H.S. , Huntsville

19-5530 , Bob Jones High School , Madison

19-5439 , James Clemens High School , Madison

19-5704 , James Clemens High School , Madison

19-4885 , Liberty Middle School ,  Madison


Thanks to the rest of these state schools for registering and participating in TARC. We hope you all had a prodigious “rocket boys” experience.

19-5781 , Hewitt-Trussville High School , Trussville

19-5782 , Hewitt-Trussville High School , Trussville

19-5329 , Wetumpka High School , Wetumpka

19-5297 , Winfield City High School , Winfield

19-5523 , Coppinville Junior High School , Enterprise

19-5576 , St. Michael Catholic High School , Fairhope

19-4825 , Central High School , Florence

19-5274 , Goshen High School , Goshen

19-5027 , Alabama School of Mathematics and Science , Mobile

19-5236 , Muscle Shoals Career Academy , Muscle Shoals

19-4722 , Phil Campbell High School , Phil Campbell

19-4999 , Russellville High Schools , Russellville

19-4726 , Tharptown High School , Russellville

19-4728 , Tharptown High School , Russellville

19-4996 , Rogers High School , Florence

19-4997 , Rogers High School , Florence

Launch update – Friday April 12 @ 5:30 PM

Launch is a GO! The field is in good shape.

However, bear in mind that there could be up to 1/2″ of rain before launch time tomorrow, so be careful where you park – we do not have the capability to pull stuck vehicles from mud. Also, the launch could be interrupted or cut short by scattered showers or storms, so please be weather aware.

It’s time to fly!

Launch update, Friday April 12 @ 10 AM

The forecast for tomorrow morning/afternoon continues to improve – club officers will evaluate the field conditions this afternoon and a no go/go decision will be announced soon thereafter.

Stay tuned – things look more promising.

Launch update – April 10, 7 PM

Weather forecast for Saturday continues to get worse – plus the rain anticipated on Friday could create unacceptable field conditions. A no-go/go decision will be made mid-day on Friday.

Not looking good right now, but stay tuned…

April 13 launch update – posted on April 8

We will be launching at the Butler Mill field (see http://hararocketry.org/hara/high-power-launches/ for directions).

No on-site vendor, so bring your stuff!

Weather forecast iffy at this time – stay tuned for further updates.

HARA launch – Saturday, April 13

HARA meeting – this Thursday April 4 @ 7:30 PM

TARC March Madness continues

On this beautiful 23rd day of March, 13 teams made 50 flights at the UNA regional challenge. Vince and Allen provided HARA launch and scoring services for the contest held at the Russellville field. Cullman HS did the best with a ‘15’ and might be up for the finals with that qualification score. Rogers, MASE and Central HS also qualified with the rest of the schools flying just for regional points. They opted to keep tweaking before they use another attempt turn, so the March madness of TARC continues.