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 2017:
National Sport Launch - NSL - May 26-30 - Alamogordo, New Mexico
Hosted by FLARE and SMRA, the
National Sport Launch will take place in Alamogordo, NM – near the White
Sands Missile Range, heart of the American Space program. If you are
interested in Science, Space Science, Rocket Science, or Astronomy, you
will not want to miss a visit to The Land of Enchantment. This airspace
is coordinated with Holloman AFB. We will accommodate HPR Launches.
Single N or complex M (maximum of 10,240 N-secs of total impulse for the
sum of all installed motors in clusters and stages).
Rocketry Festival and National Meet - NARAM 59 - July 29 - August 4 - Muskegon, Michigan
Rocketry Festival 2017 will be held July 29 (Saturday) through August
4th (Friday), 2017. It is an opportunity for NAR members from around the world to gather and enjoy all aspects of model rocketry. An
FAI World Cup event is also planned, along with high power and other
The National Association
of Rocketry Annual Meet (NARAM) is the NAR’s annual model rocketry
championship. This is the culmination of the NAR contest year. Contest Director for NARAM will be Robert Alway.
Launch site will be Muskegon, Michigan Wastewater treatment facility, at the same site as NARAM-54.
Maker Faire - July 29 & 30 - 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. 2017's Maker Faire will be held July 29-30 at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI.
We team up with the Jackson Model Rocketry Club (JMRC).
Post-Holiday Holiday Party
January 2018. 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 2017
Please check out our sister NAR section/club SMASH's schedule here
"Fun Fly" Launch/Picnics
Fun Fly launch dates may change at the last minute. Launches are subject to weather conditions and park schedules. Always check this website before leaving for a launch!!
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
May 27 Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
June 24 Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
July 29 - 30 Maker Faire at the Henry Ford Museum
August 26 Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
September 23 Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
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.
Meeting dates may change at the last minute. Meetings are subject to weather conditions and the availability of our meeting room. Always check this website before leaving for a meeting!!
You are now notified of the possibility of last minute changes -- no more whining!
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!
March 22 (Wednesday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.
April 13 (Thursday) - Canceled
May - Meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 27th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
June - Meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 24th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
July - Maker Faire event - Make it, fly it and take it. We need volunteers to man the building tables and run the range.
August - Meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 26th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
September - Meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 23rd instead (see fun launch schedule above)
October 18 (Wednesday) -- Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.
November 16 (Thursday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.
December 14 (Wednesday) - Meeting cancelled