June 3rd & 4th Sod Farm Launch Cancelled
Late last week & over the weekend, MDRA and the owners of the Central Sod Farm were served by Queen Anne County stating that a permit is required to host a rocket launch. In the meantime, launches need to cease until a permit is in place. The permit process takes time. Therefore, the June 3rd & 4th launch at the Central Sod Farm has been cancelled. We are working with the county to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Please keep an eye on the web site and club emails for the next launch date. Thank you for your patience.
Next Launch TBD.
Under no circumstances should anyone ever trespass on any flying field outside of an active launch event. Never trespass on any surrounding field ever. If a rocket lands off the flying field, MDRA will try to seek proper permission whenever possible to retrieve rockets. Violators will be prosecuted by local authorities and can face expulsion from MDRA.
Please do not arrive at the Sod Farm prior to 11:30 AM on Saturdays as the Sod Farm is still conducting business.
The waiver will be adjusted as necessary depending on field conditions and wind direction
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 03:30 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 11:30 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 outside an ESL window.
Please contact MDRA BoD prior to planning any large flights from the away cell (L motors or above)
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
Take your trash with you
Be safe, ask questions, and most of all have fun!
Announcements for this launch:
There will be no food vendor onsite, please plan accordingly.
Take advantage of MDRA pre-printed flight cards
Waiver is adjusted accordingly based on wind direction and weather conditions. However, due to surrounding trees, we recommend staying below 4,000ft.
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 and field conditions. Please monitor this web page or emails from MDRA for updates.