Activies History

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)
    Immediately go to the area map
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    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.

    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
    30th of September

    Launchday takes place!

    Join us, sign in! (see Forum) Want to now how a modelrocket can be build?
    How a modelrocket works?
    Want to launch but you're not a member?
    Take your friends and feel free to take a look at our launchday.
    You're welcome.

    Location: Almere-Hout. See above this table.
    (Kievitsweg, Almere, Just before S104 drive into the sandy terrain through the (opened)fence, or take exit S104 on the A6 and drive in the direction of Almere-Hout). In that case the fence is on the right side.
    Start: 11.00. (the build-up / help welcome)
    Start launch: 12.00.
    End: 16.00.
    Terrain entrance: north-east side of the terrain (at the gate).
    Free to launch*

    Hotdogs at 13.00

    It speaks for itself that you abide by our rules and instructions.
    Of course, you can also join our Association, doing so, you support the hobby!

    More rockets, more members, more fun!

    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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