Launches typically run until 4:00 or 5:00 pm depending on weather and demand. Check this page before each launch for the location and launch status. For last minute updates, dial 913-669-8608.
There is a $5 launch fee per adult or family per day for non-KCAR members (accompanied youth fly free), and a $3 launch fee per person or family for KCAR members. In both cases the launch fee is good for an unlimited number of launches that day.
Since we launch in an open field be prepared to protect yourself against sunburn and insects. You might want to also bring chairs and/or tables. We launch through the lunch hour so you may also want to bring food or be prepared to drive somewhere for lunch.
When we launch at Shawnee Mission Park we are limited to a launch weight of 3.3lbsor less with no more than 4.4oz. of propellant.FAA class 1 model rockets.
The Pattonsburg Launch site is quite a ways from any restaurants, so be prepared to bring a lunch.
We use FRS channel 14 with CTCSS tone 15 for range operation. FRS (Family Radio Service) radios are relatively inexpensive, require no license, and can be purchased at almost any store that sells sporting goods.
Meetings are normally held at 2 P.M. at the Trails West Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (11401 E 23rd St, Independence, MO).