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National Association of Rocketry: Section 308           Dallas / Fort Worth / North Texas

American Rocket Challenge - Special Launch

  moved to Saturday! (Sat.Feb.24) instead of Sunday!

Sunday looks to be non-flyable, so be flexible. 10am to 1pm

modrocs and contest ONLY! See you there,

[PLEASE check this page again BEFORE leaving for the launch.]


Flippin GIF Pictures


### Next business meeting ###

The next club meeting will be Saturday, Mar.01
Come out, talk rockets, ask questions. Network the club !!!
Cross Timbers Family YMCA in Flower Mound; begins around 1pm.
at 2021 Cross Timbers Road. {west from 35E on 1171 (Main St. Lewisville), east of 2499 and Morris Rd.}


### Upcoming DARS Launches ###

A Special Launch Window for the American Rocketry Challenge will be available
this Saturday Feb 24. 10am until 1pm. at our Gunter launch site.
This will be for model rockets and Contest Teams ONLY!   No high power waiver for this launch window.
AND No Portable Outhouse! Nearest toilet is back in Gunter.

next Arlington Model Rocket Launch  
Scheduled for Sun.Mar.02
Launch operations will be 10am until 2pm
D-impulse and below ONLY.
At the Arlington Launch Site.

our monthly launch at Gunter will be Saturday.Mar.16
normal launch times, 10a thru 2p.
As usual, when we launch at Gunter, we also fly Hi-Power.
Expect to stay under 3.5K AGL, unless you get more approved beforehand.
Directions to the Gunter flying field.


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### DARS-Discussion-Forum, and Push-Notifications ###

Join in our Discussion Forum:
Our forum is now under the NAR site at { https://groups.nar.org/g/DallasAreaRocketSociety" }
Click the link above, and join up.... Keep up with other members and interests.

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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 50 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.)
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      This is STILL cool!
Fricso-Launch
Watch this very-well-made-video

of a DARS monthly launch, showing the people side of model rocketry.
It wonderfully highlights the fun we find in the hobby.
Thanks to Cap'n Kris Kirk
(one of the Team Amick Dads.)
Good work indeed!

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Or look at this...
vid2
Club member featured

in a STEM promotional video clip.

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