Activities
Activities 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)
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    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).
    Sat. 21 April Fly to the Sky-1
    Location: Almere-Hout
    5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - Beautiful weather, high temp., sunny, no clouds 2-3Bft.
    - 57 launches.
    - Egg rocket simultaneous launch. 8 participants, 4 eggs scrambled.
    - Fried egg sandwich with ham / lettuce, HotDog sandwiches.
    - 1 certificationsflight, this was approved.

    Sat. 12 May Fly to the Sky-2
    Location: Almere-Hout
    5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - Beautiful weather, high temp., sunny, no clouds 2-3Bft.
    - 40 launches.
    - HotDog Buns.
    - 1 certificationsflight, this was approved. Gertie became PAR certified. Congratulations!

    Sat. 9 June Fly to the Sky-3
    Location: Almere-Hout
    5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - Beautiful weather, high temp., sunny, no clouds 2-3Bft.
    - 36 launches.
    - A lot opf visitiors, 15 members (total of ±50pers.).
    - HotDog Buns/cookies.
    - 1st contest day 2018.

    Sat. 14 July Fly to the Sky-4
    Location: Almere-Hout

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

    Particular details:
    - Sunny and clouds 3Bft.
    - 62 launches.
    - 4 unstable flights, 1 streamer ripped off.
    - DRRA streamer launched. Motor EstB6-4 from 1993(25jr old!). Model, more than 30jr old!
    - HotDog Buns/cookies.

    Sat. 11 18 25
    Sun. 26e aug.
    Fly to the Sky-5
    Location: ALMERE_HOUT

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

    Particular details:
    - Sunny and high clouds 3Bft. More wind after 15.00
    - 53 starts, of which 6 faulty, 3 starts for certification - okay.
    - Weather was better then expected. Less wind.
    - Launch of a 6- and 12-cluster!

    Sat. 8 15 Sept. Fly to the Sky-6
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)
    Cancelled, due to wheaterconditions.

    Sat. Sept. 22 Wolsummer Fly
    Location: Wolsum

    Alas this day is cancelled due to weatherconditions

    EXTRA POSSIBILITY
    Sat. Sept. 29th
    Fly to the Sky-Laren 5,..4,..3,..2,..1,..We had liftoff!

    Particular details:
    - Sunny 1-2Bft.
    - 49 starts.
    - Spectacular 12-cluster launched.
    - 2x streamer model for contest launched.
    - 1x TG-1 boostglider for contest launched.
    - 1x Big Brute for contest launched.
    - 3 models ended up in trees. All models recovered, 1x altimeter (with nosecone and chute) gone....

    More rockets, more members, more fun!

    Sat. 13 20 Oct.
    Fly to the Sky-7
    Location: Almere-Hout (see link above)

    Also launching for DRRA CHAMPIONSCHIP 2018

    Want to know more about the interesting and fun
    model rocket hobby? Curious and just want to have a look?
    Would you like to launch on our launch day, but your'e not a member?
    Come and see or join us.

    Start: 11.00uur (buildup / help welcome).
    Start launching: ± 12.00 o'clock.
    End: ±17.00 o'clock.
    Free to launch*

    Dates 2018 Meetings
    Sat. 17 Feb. What: DRRA General Meeting/Members Meeting
    Where: Zutphen

    This day is only for DRRA members (18 participants).
    Sat. 17 March What: Building- and Info-day DRRA, Zutphen - Free entrance
    For anybody interested in model rockets!

    *
    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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