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 2016:
National Sport Launch - NSL - May 27-29 - Manchester, Tennessee
The Huntsville Area Rocketry Association (HARA) is excited to host NSL 2016, Memorial Day Weekend in Manchester, TN for three days of exhilarating rocket launches and time with friends. The NAR established the National Sport Launch (NSL) as the premier annual sport rocketry event in our nation. Whether you are a veteran rocketeer or just launching your hobby, NSL is a must attend.
National Meet - NARAM 58 - July 23 -29 - Walnut Grove, Missouri
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. It is an opportunity for NAR members from around the world to gather and enjoy all aspects of model rocketry.
NARAM 58 will be held near Walnut Grove, Missouri from Saturday, July 23 to Friday July 29, 2016. The event is being sponsored and organized by a consortium of volunteers from Midwest NAR sections and Tripoli prefecture.
Maker Faire - July 30 & 31 - 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. 2016's Maker Faire will be held July 30-31 at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI.
We team up with the Jackson Model Rocketry Club (JMRC).
Post-Holiday Holiday Party
January 2017. 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 2016
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
May 1 WEATHER CANCEL
May 28 Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
June 25 Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
July ? Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
August 27 Fun Fly - Lyon Township Park
September 24 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.
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 (Wednesday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.
April (Thursday) - Meeting canceled - Fly with JMRC Saturday April 23rd and Sunday the 24th at Horning's #2 Click here for directions
May - Meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 1st or 28th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
June - Meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 25th 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 27th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
September - Meet at this month's fun fly/picnic at Lyon Township Park on the 24th instead (see fun launch schedule above)
October 19 (Wednesday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.
November 17 (Thursday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.
December 14 (Wednesday) - Meeting at CAE, 7:00 p.m.