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The launchingdays which are organized by the DRRA have an informal character. Every model rocket hobbyist is welcome* to participate. Even when you are not a DRRA member. Much information and tips are exchanged and the members are always willing to help with solving building or launching difficulties.
Together we make this a fun hobby!

Taking place of a launching day depends on the following factors:
  • The windforce may not exceed 3 Bft (5,5m/sec).
  • The chance for rain may not exceed 40-50%
  • There have to be a few participants

  • Here you can read if the launchingday takes place the evening before the actual date.
    It will be determined at 20.00 at its latest.

      Location launching area: Almere-Hout
    (Zooming in from high altitude)
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    Dates 2018 Meetings
    Sat. 17 Feb. What: DRRA General Meeting/Members Meeting
    This day is only for DRRA members.

    Where:
       Congres- & Meeting space Annapark
       Sas van Gentlaan 10-12stad
       1324 CT Almere
    Sat. 17 March

    What: Building- and Info-day DRRA, Zutphen - Free entrance

    For anybody interested in model rockets!

    Curious, just taking a look or want to have a nice afternoon?
    Want to know more about the model rocket hobby, have any questions?
    We organise an informative meeting to become acquainted with this beautiful, instructive and interesting hobby.
    So, feel free to take a look, it will cost you
    nothing and is very interest
    ing!
    For sure if you are not a member, but also if you are.

    For visitors:
    Public space is open from 11.00uur. Free entrance.
       • What kind of hobby is this?
       • Come and build a rocket yourself ! (± €10,-)
       • How does a model rocket work?
       • From what metarials is a model rocket made?
       • How exactly is a model rocket put together?
       • Want questions on these answers?
    Come to our rocketry Building- and Info-day

    Where:
       D.W.K. building
       Leeuweriklaan 19
       7203 JD, Zutphen, NL
       Parking is free and can be done in front, behind the houses across, or in the neighbourhood.

    For the DRRA members:
    From 10.00 to 11.00 setting up.
    End: ±18.30hr.
    Inclusive collective lunch from 12.00-12.45hr.
    Snacks and drinks in between.
    Soupe with some bread +-17.00hr.

    Build on your ongoing project on this day!
    Ask for a table.
    Show your models or ongoing projects to others.
    So take your hobby gear with you!


    Dates 2018 Planned DRRA launching days (Subject to change)
    2nd Sat. in May-Oct. In April the 3rd Sat(weekend after the planned one, is the spare).

    More rockets, more members, more fun!

    Sat. 21 April Fly to the Sky-1
    Location: Almere-Hout

    Just as in 2017, we start this very first activity with a
    simultaneous egg-rocket launch... and of course,
    the eggs recovered in ONE PIECE we congratulate and crack 'em, to be baked on the spot
    and eaten with a piece of bread!
    The DRRA takes care of the eggs (and I will account for the baking, hahaha. KJ).
    Egg Broken Egg Broken
    So: come on, and sign in!
    A beautiful start of the 2018 launch year.

    Vrolijk, knipoog
    We have these starting rules:
    * The first launchday of 2018 (21 April)
    * Launching with a D12/D9 motor
    * Simultaneously launching(so all rockets start at the same time!)
    * Bring back your egg in one piece and you are a winner!

    ...and the ones with a broken egg...?
    Three rounds walking around the start area perimeter...?
    Sat. 12 May Fly to the Sky-2
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)
    Sat. 9 June Fly to the Sky-3
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)
    Sat. 14 July Fly to the Sky-4
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)
    Sat. 11 Aug. Fly to the Sky-5
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)
    Sat. 8 Sept. Fly to the Sky-6
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)
    Sat. 13 Oct. Fly to the Sky-7
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)

    This year, until now: 218 launches
    Dates 2017 Planned DRRA launching days
    2nd Sat. in May-Oct. In April the 3rd Sat(weekend after the planned one, is the spare).
    Sat. 22 April
    Shifted to 29th
    Fly to the Sky-1
    Due to weatherconditions shifted to the 29th of April.

    5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - One week later, due to weatherconditions.
    - Beautiful weather, no high temp., little wind, sun and clouds. Later on the day even better.
    - 93 attempts to launch, of which 86 succeeded(that's much!).
    - Egg-rocket simultaneous launch. 9 participants, 8 launched.
    - Buns fried egg with ham, Hotdog buns.
    - Apple pie and carrot pie. Thank you ladies!

    Sun. 13 20
    21 May
    Fly to the Sky-2

    5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - Postponed to May 21th Sunday, due to weather conditions..
    - Beautiful weather, nice temp., little wind, sunny and cloudy.
    - 41 launches.
    - An 11 cluster and a 10 cluster were launched.

    Sat. June 10 17
    June 18th
    5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - Launchday a week and a day shifted, due to the weather.
    - Beautifull weather, high temp., little wind, sunny and cloudy.
    - 37 launches.
    - A big V2, Viper III, but also a small little Saki, Ruski and Sky Dart are launched.

    Sat. June 24 Wolsummer Fly 2017-1
    Cancelled, due to weather.
    Too much rain and wind.

    Sat. July 8 Fly to the Sky-4
    Location: Almere-Hout, NL (see link above)

    5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - Beautifull weather, ±24 degrees, little wind in the beginning, after 14.00 a bit more.
       Mostly below 4Bft. Mostly cloudy.
    - 54 launches.

    EXTRA
    Sat. July 22
    Option: Wolsummer Fly
    Cancelled due to weahter and nr of participants.
    Sat. Aug. 12 19 26 Fly to the Sky-5, Aug. 26th Almere-Hout
    Sat. Sept.  9 16  30th Fly to the Sky-6
    Almere-Hout
    30th of September
    Sat. Oct. 14 Fly to the Sky-7

    Dates 2017 Meetings
    Sat. 11 Feb.

    What: Info- and building-day DRRA, Zutphen - Free entrance

    Sat. 25 March What: DRRA General Meeting/Members Meeting

    *
    The safety rules of the DRRA comply even as the directions of members of the executive board or launchmaster.
    Next to it, you are bound to the domestic regulations (Dutch language) of the DRRA.

    Legal responsibility:
    The participants of DRRA launchingdays or activities organized by the DRRA are themselves responsible and liable for eventual damage caused to themselves or to third parties. The DRRA or the DRRA executive board does not accept any responsibility. By taking part in activities organized by the DRRA, the participant states that participant has knowledge of this own responsibility and accepts this own responsibility.
    Visitors/those present, are seen as participants of the launchingdays or activities.
    Before being allowed to launch your models at a DRRA event, a Vrijwaringsformulier has to be signed and handed in to the launchmaster. Ask for this form, or fill it in before taking part in launch activities.



    Here you can read if the launchingday takes place the evening before the actual date.
    Phoning is also possible: 0344-653863 (18.00 - 21.00 hrs) Gerard.
    When occupied: 0575-843749 (18.00 - 21.00 hrs) Klaas-Jan.

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