MDRA is still monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and local ordinances. We hope to have a launch soon.
Next Launch is ESL 259 on August 15-16, 2020
The waiver will be adjusted as necessary depending on field conditions and wind direction
*** Important Covid-19 Restrictions ***
The following restrictions must be adhere to for this launch:
Please email the BoD if you are planning to attend. You can email the BoD here.
MDRA can cancel this launch anytime in order to comply with federal, state, and local restrictions, or to comply with the landowner’s requirements, or to maintain the health of those running the launch as well as those attending. Please keep checking this site, follow MDRA on Twitter, or monitor MDRA Facebook for latest status. Unfortunately, cases of the Covid-19 continue to rise.
Registration Desk will be open to accept flight fees and membership dues.
To comply with current local restrictions, this launch is considered private meaning only MDRA Members and their immediate families should attend. Anyone in attendance is responsible for their own health and safety.
If you are sick, running a fever, or at high risk, or live with someone at high risk, please stay home, future launches are being planned.
MDRA will enforce social distancing and all are expected to comply
Masks for your safety and the safety of others will be required, MDRA will not provide masks. Mask should be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained, such as registration desk, RSO, LCO . . . etc. There will be hand made masks for sale for $5.00 at the launch.
At the Prefect’s, Launch Director’s, or RSO’s discretion, people who fail to protect others by using Social Distancing or masks may be sent away.
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.
Flyers will be required to conduct their own RSO inspection and sign off, The RSO still reserves the right of rejection or conducting additional checks
Please continue to read the normal rules below.
Central Sod Farms Inc
920 John Brown Road
Centreville MD 21617
Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 05:00 PM approximate *
Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM approximate *
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 usually starts around 11:00 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.
Holiday Inn Express in Easton, Md is offering MDRA members discounts. Call them at 410 819-6500 and request the MDRA rate of $119.00 or book your stay here.
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 outside an ESL window.
Please contact MDRA BoD prior to planning any large flights from the away cell (L motors or above)
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
Take your trash with you
Announcements for this launch:
Follow MDRA on twitter @mdrocktry or monitor MDRA live tweets for the latest launch news
There will be no food vendor onsite, please plan accordingly
Checkout MDRA lost and found and claim what is yours
Take advantage of MDRA pre-printed flight cards
Waiver is 6k and will be adjusted according to wind direction and weather conditions
Check out Performance Hobbies schedule and pre-order everything you need for delivery at the field.
Please reach out to the BoD with any questions
* Launch times are approximate due to weather, field conditions, flyers, and airspace. Please monitor this web page or MDRA twitter feed for all the latest news