Next Launch is ESL 265 on February 20-21, 2021 at Higgs Farm

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Higgs Farm Launch

Higgs Farm
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 04:00 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.

Holiday Inn Express in Easton, Md is offering MDRA members discounts. Book through this link here to receive $99.00 rate for January 2020 – March 2020 or call them at 410 819-6500 .
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
No Camping
Take your trash with you
Be safe
Ask questions
Have fun!

Announcements for this launch:
Road Kill Cafe will NOT be onsite, please be prepared to pack your food, drinks, and snacks
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.
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