Next Launch is ESL 302 at the Central Sod Farm.

Saturday, July 27th from ~noon to 5PM
Sunday July 28th from 9:00 AM to ~3:30 PM

Please be aware of safety items via link below.


Please do not arrive at the Sod Farm prior to 11:30 AM on Saturdays as the Sod Farm is still open and conducting business.

We need HELP at every launch with pad management, registration, and RSO (need to be L2 or L3 for RSO).  Please volunteer at the registration area.

Central Sod Farms Inc
920 John Brown Road
Centreville MD 21617

The sod farm is a working farm until 12:00 Noon. Members are reminded that the launch does not start until noon on Saturdays. Setup  starts no earlier  than 11:30 AM.  Any assistance with field setup and tear down is always appreciated. There is not much shade at the sod farm and members are encouraged to bring their own shade, sunscreen, and plenty of liquids. Spectators are welcome but do so at their own risk.

There is no trespassing on any fields, including the launch field when a launch is not in progress without explicit permission from MDRA BoD. Trespassers can face prosecution. Please reach out to the MDRA BoD so we can work with the proper landowners if rocket recovery is necessary.

Please contact MDRA BoD prior to planning any large flights from the away cell (L motors or above)
Max altitude is 3600ft but only in ideal conditions.  Winds from the N/NW and S/SW lower the max altitude drastically due to the tree lines.   Please plan your flights accordingly.
Please print out the pre-printed flight cards to minimize activity at registration and RSO  tables. The pre-printed flight cards are also available under “flyers Info” menu item.
Please bring your MDRA membership card to the launch for verification
Please bring your TRA/NAR card if flying level 1 or above flights
No RC aircraft or drones allowed
Please maintain 10 mph down the driveway and be extra careful of children playing
Please be aware of children and adults retrieving rockets
Park ONLY in designated parking areas
No driving on any field under any circumstances
Do not wander off the property without getting permission from MDRA BoD
No Camping
Take your trash with you
Be safe
Ask questions
Have fun!

* Launch times are approximate due to weather, field conditions, flyers, and airspace. Please monitor this web site for updates.