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Launch Calendar
The dates below have been nominated for Canberra Rocketry Group launches - both scheduled and complete.
These dates are subject to change, so please check back from time to time to confirm, or drop us a line at canberrarocketry@ozemail.com.au

Fire Bans & Inclement Weather

All rocketry activities (except perhaps water rockets!) are prohibited during periods of total fire ban.  Where possible, details will be posted against the relevant dates below, however participants (and visitors) are encouraged to follow @CBRocketry on Twitter (subscribe to SMS alerts on your mobile) for up-to-the minute news.
Please keep an eye on sites such as the NSW Rural Fire Service if you are unsure.

In cases of inclement weather (high winds, rain) cancellations or postponement details will be posted below and tweeted.
Low and medium-power launches are scheduled for the first Sunday of each month at our Manton Road, Yass, NSW site.
High-power lauches are scheduled for the nominated dates and take place at our Ardlethan (Beckom) NSW site.

Special launch dates (competitions etc) may be announced from time to time - these will be published here and on the News pages.

As all of our launch sites are on private property, there will be no launches or related activity outside of these dates, unless specifically approved by the landowner/s.

NEW! - download our entire 2021 launch calendar as an .ics file.  Just open the file linked here in your favourite calendar application and you'll have our entire 2021 launch program at your fingertips!  Big thanks to https://ical.marudot.com/

2021
Model & Mid-Power
@ Yass
Sundays, from 0830 on-site
Model, mid & high-power
@ Ardlethan
across the weekend

Countdown:

Notes
7 March Cancelled


Due to heavy dry grass cover on the landowner's site, the fire risk at the moment is unfortunately too high to allow for a launch. Apologies to all who were planning on attending. Hope to see you in April.
4 April Held

A fantastic start to our 2021 season.  Thanks to all who attended and have joined the group. Welcome aboard.
16 - 18 April

Held
A perfect weekend of awesome weather and some fantastic low, medium and high-power flights.
2 May
Held


6 June
Held


14 - 19 June

Held

4 July
Cancelled

The developing COVID-19 situation in NSW and other states has brought us to the unfortunate decision to cancel this month's launch.
1 August
Cancelled

Cancelled due to the evolving Covid situation in NSW.  Apologies to all.
6 - 8 August

Cancelled
Cancelled due to the evolving Covid situation in NSW.  Apologies to all.
5 September
Cancelled

Covid lockdowns strike again I'm afraid. Our AGM is on the following weekend though - 0900 on 12 September.
17 - 19 September

Cancelled
Covid lockdowns strike again!
3 October
Cancelled
As above......  And I though this year would be a smooth run!
7 November
Subject to fire risk assessment




Previous years' calendars:

2020
Model & Mid-Power
@ Yass
Sundays, from 0830 on-site
Model, mid & high-power
@ Ardlethan
across the weekend

Countdown:

Notes
1 March
Held

An excellent , warm day - a bit windy later on, but an excellent group attending - thanks all for kicking off the year so well.
5 April CANCELLED


A great virtual catch up for the team. Thanks to all for jumping in.
17 - 19 April
CANCELLED
The Tripolic Rocketry Association has extended its moratorium on launches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more info, see our News page.
3 May CANCELLED

As above
7 June CANCELLED

And still.....
8 - 14 June
CANCELLED
While movement around NSW is opening up again, logistics and prudence considerations have us deferring our 'Return to Flight' to next month (July)
5 July Held

A quiet and a little breezy day to get the 2020 season back on its feet.  Thanks to all for coming out.
2 August CANCELLED


See the News pages please.
9 - 15 August
CANCELLED

Another COVID bust I'm afraid.
6 September Held


4 October Held

Perfect conditions!  Some great flights & welcome to Andrew & team as guests.
1 November Held

Another bust due to weather I'm afraid. It has been quite the year!

2019 Model & Mid-Power @ Yass
Sundays, from 0830 on-site
Model, mid & high-power
@ Ardlethan
across the weekend
Countdown:
Notes
3 March CANCELLED

Fire risk.
7 April Held

An excellent, if not a little windy day to kick off our 2019 season. Thanks to all who came along - hope to see everyone back in May.
26 - 28 April
Held
2 1/2 days of  rocketry goodness was had.  A little windy at times, but mostly clear skies.  Congrats to Che S on his successful L1 attempt.
5 May
Held

Great flights, some drama, but good times!
2 June
Held


7 July
Held

Fantastic flying conditions and a great turnout again - thanks everyone for coming along.
3 - 4 August

Held

Good conditions and a spectacular flight of David B's 1/2 Scale Patriot on an M2080.
11 August
Cancelled

Cancelled due to the rather ordinary weather conditions.....
1 September
Held


16 - 20 September

Held
Unfortunately, some pretty average flying conditions curtailed most of the activities, but a big thanks to all who made the journey in any case!
6 October
Held

A great morning - winds held off nicely and some great flights.
3 November
Cancelled

Cancelled due to forecast unsuitable conditions.

2018
Model & Mid-Power
@ Yass
Sundays, from 0830 on-site
Model, mid & high-power
@ Ardlethan
across the weekend

Coundown:

Notes
March 4
Held

What a great start to the 2018 rocketry season!  We had a great turn out - a special welcome to Rayan, Che & friends & congrats on some spectacular & successful flights.  We hope to see you back soon.
April 1
Held

A great turnout for a great morning's flying. Good conditions, although the wind did pick up a little.  Great to have our guest Harald with his high-speed photography setup - imaging a test-burn from Mark's Rattworks hybrid. See Pic of the Month.
April 14 - 15

Held
A very windy few days - pretty much blew out most planned flights, but we did get away a few mid and low-power builds.  Points to Marcus S for having a solid crack at an alphabet launch - i.e. A,B,C,D & E motors!
May 6
Held

What a cracker of a day!  Best conditions we've had for a long time.  Clear skies, light winds and brilliant flights!
June 3
Held

A great turn-out!  Congrats to Joe and Graeme on their maiden flights.  Winds were kind initially, but picked up mid-morning.
June 23 - 24

Held
A brilliant weekend of clear skies, light winds and record-breaking flights - see the News section.  Videos of some launches in slo-mo on our YouTube channel.
July 1
Held


August 5
Held

Great turnout for the AGM and some great flights afterward.  The conditions were again 100%.
September 2
Held

An excellent Fathers' Day Launch - light winds and many great flights.  Welcome to the ANU AURC lads too - good luck with all the preparations!
September 10 - 16

Held
A marathon week of ups, downs and great flights. Thanks to all for making it a successful event - here's to doing it all again in 2019.
October 7
Held

Winds up and down a bit, but clear skies and great flights. Congrats to Ethan for the first flight of his Summit, and to Oliver for his first dual-deployment.
November 4
CANCELLED due fire risk

Forecast temps and winds mean we've had to pull the pin on the last launch of the year - apologies to all.


2017
Model & Mid-Power (@ Yass)
Sundays, from 0830 on-site
Model, mid & high-power (@ Ardlethan)
across the weekend
Notes
February 5
Cancelled
Sorry folks - the hot weather has really crisped-up the paddock, so we are officially a no-go for February.
March 5
Held

Paddocks still a bit crispy, but some good flights and even an 'eye in the sky'!
March 25-26

Held Two decent flying days and two days of decent flying. Congrat's to Warren O on his Level-1 HPR certification!
April 2
Held
Cape Manton came through again, with a great range of low and mid-power flights.
May 7
Held
A great turn-out - thanks to everyone who visited.  It was a great day of flights, planning and just good old rocketry chat.
May 27-28

Held The rocketry gods were surely smiling down upon the CRG this weekend!  Some great flights, our first L-motor (thanks Mark) and brilliant weather.
June 4
Held
When the fog eventually cleared (midday!) we had some amazing flights. Congratulations to the St Francis Xavier team who successfully flew Courage 2 twice with a Gear 360 camera!
July 2
Held
A bitterly-cold start, but blue, clear skies and very light winds. Perfect!
July 29-30

Held A brilliant few days of rocketry. The weather was kind and rockets taken = rockets brought back!  Check out a selection of pics and video from the launch.
August 6
Held
Following the AGM we had a few flights, however the blustery conditions put paid to the launch after a short while.  Thanks everyone for coming out!
September 3
Held
A day that started off fine, but had to be cut short due to the gusty NW winds that kicked in.  Congratulations to Emma on the maiden flight of her very nice scale Mercury-Redstone.
September 23-25

Held We lost a day due to the fire ban, but the next two were windy but clear, and saw some excellent flights.
October 1
Held
A clear day (windy still though) but some decent flights.
November 5
Pending assessment of fire risk
Keep an eye on these pages and our Facebook site for updates.
December 3
Cancelled


2016
Model & Mid-Power (@ Yass)
Sundays, from 0830 on-site
Model, mid & high-power (@ Ardlethan)
across the weekend
Notes
February 7
Held
Great start to 2016. Perfect conditions and some magic flights.
March 6
Cancelled
Unfortunately the fire risk at our launch site is too high with recent grass growth. Apologies all!
April 9-10

Held
April 3
Held

May 1
Cancelled
A windy, wet washout!
May 28-29

Held A wet old weekend, but a few flights in on the Sunday morning (plus a bit of messing about in the mud on Saturday arvo....
June 5
Cancelled
Another wash-out I'm afraid!
July 3
Held
A brilliant day with many great rockets and many great rocketeers too!
July 30-31

Held Wet, but we did get some decent flights - see the video highlights here.
August 7
Held
A great launch with our NSWRA colleagues - they even left us a rocket as a gift - albeit 20 m above the ground in a tree!
September 4
Held
A good turnout and some great flights.
September 17-18

Cancelled The very wet season continued, with paddocks way too boggy to allow access.  A few intrepid folks did't waste their time though - the fruits of their labour to be revealed soon!
October 2
Held
The day started with light air and blue skies.  The wind came up a bit (as it does) but not enough to put a damper on a great day in the field. Pics and video to come.
November 6
Held
An excellent gathering - thanks everyone for coming out.  Windy conditions but some great flights, shame about the drifting downwind!
December 4
Held
We snuck one in just before the dry kicked in!  If you missed out, be sure to check the 2017 calendar and we'll hopefully see you then!



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