Next Launch is ESL 257 on January 11-12, 2020
12th Annual Christmas Tree Launch
The waiver will be adjusted as necessary depending on field conditions and wind direction
Higgs Farm Launch
Please plan to arrive early and assist with initial field setup.
250 Ell Downes Road
Church Hill, MD 21640
Field GPS coordinates:
N 39 deg 4.7125 min – W 75 deg 52.58075 min
Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM approximate *
Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM approximate *
Higgs Farm is surrounded by other farms. Please be respective of crops when walking through the fields. Also, be aware of hunters on the edges of the fields. Setup usually starts around 09:00 AM. Any assistance with field setup and tear down is always appreciated. There is not much protection from the elements on the farm, please dress appropriately. 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 outside an ESL window.
Please contact MDRA BoD prior to planning any large flights from the away cell (M 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:
Road Kill Cafe will be open serving various Tommy’s delicacies. You kill it, Tommy will grill it
Follow MDRA on twitter @mdrocktry or monitor MDRA live tweets for the latest launch news
Checkout MDRA lost and found and claim what is yours
Take advantage of MDRA pre-printed flight cards
Waiver is 17k 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.
One Bad Hawk will be attending Saturday, November 16, 2019, contact Ted with any needs.
* 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