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Event Details


Sport Launch - Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD

Sport launches are held on the third Saturday of every month, weather permitting. Anyone who wants to fly is welcome. Launches are open to the public, but schedule varies by month. Check the calendar for specific times. Launch controller and pads are provided for low power flights off 1/8" and 3/16" rods. Mid power equipment is occasionally available, so if you need 1/4" or larger, consider bringing your own pad. Site is currently limited to G impulse.

Note that the launch site is located adjacent to soccer fields. When there is a game in progress on the adjacent field, flights will be limited to D impulse, with no clustered or staged flights allowed. The Range Safety Officer may choose to impose other restrictions based on activity on nearby fields.

Directions
Address: 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Take I-70 to Exit 62 (MD Route 75 North toward Libertytown, about 8 miles east of Frederick). Turn right at the second light on to Old National Pike (MD Route 144). Park entrance is about 2 miles on the left (there is a large sign on the left). Follow the main road to the back of the park. Launch area is about 300 yards from the parking lot. If the gate is open, you may drive on to the field to unload, but you must still park in the parking lot.


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Sport Launch - Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD

Additional sport launches are held several times a year at the Carroll County Agricultural Center. Launch controller and pads are provided for 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" rods. Site is currently limited to G impulse.

Directions
Address: 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, MD 21157
On arriving at the Ag Center, follow the rocket launch signs around behind the main building, Shipley Arena.


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Public Launches - Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt, MD

Public launches are held at 1 pm on the first Sunday of every month, weather permitting, at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, MD. Anyone who wants to fly is welcome. Due to the limited recovery area, no multi-stage models or motors larger than D power. Maximum altitude is also limited to 2000 feet.

Contact Information
NASA Goddard Visitor Center - 301-286-8981

Directions
Address: 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Take I-495 to Exit 23 (Greenbelt Road - Kenilworth Avenue) to Kenilworth Ave (MD 201) South. Exit at Greenbelt Roat (MD 193) East. Stay on Greenbelt Road for about 3 miles, past the main gate to Goddard on your left and the shopping center on your right. Turn left on ICESat Road. Take the first left into the Goddard Visitor Center.


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Meetings - Wallace Presbyterian Church, College Park, MD

Club business meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month. Anyone who wants to attend is welcome, but only current members may vote on actions. Meetings start at 5:30 pm with a building session or discussion until 7:30 pm. Then the real business gets taken care of until 9 pm. Any leftover items get discussed over a late dinner at Ledo's.

While there is construction at College Park Airport, meetings have been moved to Wallace Presbyterian Church.

Directions
Address: 3725 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD 20740
On entering the facility, navigate through the parking lot that runs parllel to Metzerott Road. There are two small adjoining buildings at the left side of the drive as it turns back toward the large sanctuary. We meet in the building on the north side (closest to Metzerott Road). There is a small parking lot behind the building, or use any of the other open lots.


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Holiday Party - Greenbelt Community Church, Greenbelt, MD

NARHAMS holiday party is an annual event, held in place of the December business meeting. It is held in the basement of the Greenbelt Community Church. Since it is a large open space, people often bring their radio-controlled aircraft to fly before dinner begins. The dinner is pot luck, so please bring a dish to share. Once we get a critical mass of people and food, we sit for dinner. Afterward is an auction of various rocketry related (some more so than others) items donated by fellow club members. Tickets are available for $1 each. We also run a separate auction for a more expensive kit or other prize donated by Hobby Works, with those tickets going for $2 each.

Address: 1 Hillside Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770


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East Coast Regional Meet - Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD

NARHAMS is hosting ECRM-41 at Old National Pike Park in Mt. Airy, MD, June 21-22, 2014.

Events are:
A Parachute Duration
A Streamer Duration
A Helicopter Duration
A Rocket Glider Duration
Concept Scale
Open Spot Landing

Contest entry fee is $5 for A/B division, $10 for C/T. Trophies will be awarded to the top places in each event. If you wish to eat at the picnic on Sunday, there is a $7 per person fee (or $25 for a family of 4 or more) to cover the cost of the food.

In addition to the contest, this will also be an practice session for the US World Spacemodeling Championship team.
We have requested permission from the NAR Board of Trustees for WSMC team members to fly European motors for practice flights, but approval has not yet been granted.
All ECRM-41 contest flights must use NAR-approved motors.
There is no fee for non-contest flights, but donations will gladly be accepted.
We will have at least one landing zone setup for S8 flights, but do not plan to have any formal contest for S8.

Schedule:
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Range open for duration and sport flights
12:30 - 1 pm: Lunch - no flights
1 pm: Turn-in deadline for concept scale models
1 - 5:30 pm: Range open for duration and sport flights
7 pm: Optional dinner at Golden Corral, 5621 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, Maryland
Sunday
9:30 am - 2 pm: Range open for all flights
3 - 5 pm: Picnic and awards presentation

There is no official meet hotel. In the past, we have used Days Inn, 5646 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Maryland.

Contact Information
Chris Kidwell

Directions
Address: 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Take I-70 to Exit 62 (MD Route 75 North toward Libertytown, about 8 miles east of Frederick). Turn right at the second light on to Old National Pike (MD Route 144). Park entrance is about 2 miles on the left (there is a large sign on the left). Follow the main road to the back of the park. Launch area is about 300 yards from the parking lot. If the gate is open, you may drive on to the field to unload, but you must still park in the parking lot.