HUVARS conducts launches and meetings on a regular schedule and are open to anyone age 10 or older, members and non-members alike. If you are not a member and would like to stop by at a meeting or launch to find out what we're all about (building and flying rockets, of course!), then we would love to meet you!
Here's what we have planned for 2014:
Field Trip - Saturday, March 15 - Field trip to the U.S. Air Force Museum - Dayton Ohio
This is an annual rocketry competition and exposition, to be held at Oswego East High School in Oswego, IL. You can find details here. Great Lakes Cup - June 21-22 - Oswego, Illinois
NSL - May 24-26 - National Sport Launch - Muskegon, Michigan
This year's National Sport Launch is hosted by the Muskegon Michigan Area Rocketry club (MMAR), and will be held May 24-26 in Muskegon, MI. Check out MMAR's event page for details.
NARAM 56 - July 26 thru August 1 - National Meet - Pueblo, Colorado
The National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet (NARAM) is the NAR's annual model rocketry championship. This is THE big national meet, where NAR members from around the world gather for a week-long rocketeers' reunion. NARAM-56 will be held July 26 - August 1 2014 in Pueblo, Colorado.
Maker Faire - July 26-27 - Do-It-Yourself Fair - The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan
This has been a huge success the past couple years, and a lot of fun for those who participated. 2014's Maker Faire will be held July 26-27 at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI.
We team up with the Jackson Model Rocketry Club (JMRC).
World Spacemodeling Championships - August 22-30 - Kaspichan, Bulgaria
This is the annual World Championships for Space Models, sponsored by the International Air Sports Federation (FAI). For more details look here.
Post-Holiday Holiday Party
January 2015. Because of the difficulty in scheduling yet another party during the busy Christmas/Holiday season, we have our holiday party later, in January. Watch this space and the email list for when and where.
Sorry, folks, there will be no HUVARS-sponsored contests in 2014
Please check out our sister NAR section/club SMASH's schedule here
"Fun Fly" Launch/Picnics
All fun launches are held at Lyon Township Park, New Hudson, MI. They always include picnicking too, so bring charcoal and something to grill (the park has grills) and/or something to share. If you are a visitor, then please don't feel obligated to bring food to share. Just come out with your kids and rockets and have fun!
Also note that all are weather permitting, so watch the email list to make sure we're really going to be there.
We have scheduled the following fun fly/picnic dates. All are Saturdays
Also, if the weather looks good during any other free weekend, then feel free to organize impromptu fun launches via email to our list server. You should also contact us via email before making the drive to ensure that someone will actually be there.
Meetings are held either at fun fly launch/picnics (see schedule above) or at CAE, Inc., in Hamburg, MI. Often at meetings at CAE we have some activity scheduled, such as build sessions or kit bashes. Members and non-members are welcome. We'd love to have you stop by for a visit!
January - no meeting
February - no meeting
March - no meeting; see field trip to USAF Museum in Dayton, OH above
April - meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 26th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
May - meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 17th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
June - meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 14th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
July - meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 19th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
August - meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 16th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
September 25 (Thursday) - no meeting.
October 15 (Wednesday) - meeting cancelled
November 13 (Thursday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.
December 10 (Wednesday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.