Welcome to DARS

 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

Good Launch at Prairie Hill, But...

Outreach with about 370 middle schoolers...

We will fly modrocs at Caddo Mills on Sat.Nov.19

updated: Sunday 2016-11-13 1pm

##: Upcoming DARS Launch activity:

Next monthly club launch:
Modrocs on Sat.Nov.19, 10am-4pm
location Caddo Mills Airport
How to get to Caddo Mills airport.
and where to find the Launch Site.

Turkey Launch Trot! Sat.Nov.26, 10am-4pm
at the Gunter Modroc flying site.
Directions to our Gunter site.

##: Next High-Power Launch...

Prairie Hill, on Sat.Dec.17   10am to 4pm
Class-2, K motor and 10K AGL
Here is the long to Prairie Hill Launch site.

##: Next business meeting:

will be Sat.Dec.03 at the
Coppell Family YMCA   starting about 1:00 pm.
The meeting will be in the Teen-Center downstairs

Bring rockets to build, show, talk about or sell...

##: For updates and DARS news:

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And (or) join in the DARS-General discussion forum; on Yahoo-Groups.

We are one of the largest, and the oldest Texas chapter, of the NAR (National Association of Rocketry.) Operating since 1972, we have been promoting sport and hobby rocketry throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex nonstop for over 40 years. While launching/flying rockets is our primary activity, our presence also reaches out into the community in other ways.

Our outreach programs work with the Scouts, YMCA, 4H, as well as many local schools and educators, to encourage the next generation of Texans to pursue their interest in science, math, aerospace or engineering. And, kids always fly free!

The general public is always welcome to attend any of our launches, bring your rockets and join in the fun. Our members will help you fly everything, from the smaller Estes and Quest model rockets up to custom built high-power rockets reaching altitudes in excess of a mile.

So if you're interested in rocketry, contact us and we'll be happy to introduce you to the hobby.
Or check out our calendar and stop by the next event.

The picture above is of a scale model Saturn-V vehicle from the Apollo missions. Flown by Warren Benson (of Houston) at a DARS launch, the kit is from Apogee Rockets and is 1/70 scale. It flew successfully on the core Aerotech G-64 motor (even though the four outboard Estes E-9 motors failed to ignite.)