Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


Model rocket launch event set for Sunday at Memorial Park

by: WIKIPEDIA - A model rocket launches from a community park. OregonRocketry is hosting a Model Rocket ;aunch event at Memorial Park in Wilsonville, from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

The range will be open for setup begining at 1:30 p.m.

Pay close attention to new rules, also: Class 1 rockets under the new FAR101 unmanned rocket rules include:

* Uses no more than 125 grams (4.4 ounces) of propellant.

* Uses a slow-burning propellant.

* Is made of paper, wood, or breakable plastic.

* Contains no substantial metal parts.

* Weighs no more than 53 ounces, including the propellant.

Because our launch site is only 800 feet across, NAR safety rules limit this event to class D motors. You must also stay below our altitude limits, which are mostly restricted to 1,000 feet or lower or the cloud deck, based on the most common conditions found at Memorial Park.

So bring the family, bring some rockets and have a great time flying. No RSVP is necessary, just show up. When you arrive at the park, turn to the left and follow the road into the Southeast section of the field.

Wilsonville Memorial Park is located at 8100 SW Wilsonville Road.

This is a sanctioned launch event by National Association of Rocketry through NAR Section 555 OREO.

For more information visit oregonrocketry.com.



Local Weather

Fair

51°F

Wilsonville

Fair

Humidity: 89%

Wind: 6 mph

  • 24 Oct 2014

    Showers 56°F 47°F

  • 25 Oct 2014

    Showers/Wind 63°F 47°F