Join the Gorge Rocket Club for exciting Rocketry information and flying, building and joining others in this fun hobby. . This is a sanctioned club through the National Association of Rocketry and logistical support is given by Hood River Hobbies LLC for logistics and Hood River Community Education provides launch sites.
Launches alternate between two sites, Westside Elementary School and Wyeast school (a larger field for larger rockets). Location depends upon the schedule. Sometimes school locations change at the last minute due to sports or maintenance. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming and we will inform you if there are any last minute changes.
Participants are expected to bring their own rocket and engines, but may launch them on the club launcher. We may also schedule periodic build sessions.
All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required for children and all attending the launch must respect safety protocol and are responsible for maintaining safety rules.
Further details are also available at www.gorgerocketclub.com
Fees for each season are $15 per family or $10 per person which includes all the launches for the season. You may register online at Community Ed at this link
You may also bring a check or cash and fill out the form at Hood River Hobbies or at the launch. For building classes, there will be an additional fee for kit and building supplies..
Dates for the 2017 season. Start time is 10am. Please let us know via email if you are coming so we can inform you of any last minute unexpected location changes or cancellations due to weather or illness info(at)hoodriverhobbies.com.
Most launches will be led by John Thompson of Gorge Rocket Club and this class is run through Hood River Community Education. Builds will be led by Zed Ruhlen of Hood River Hobbies LLC. If you have a group (scout group, school group) that would like to schedule a special build session please contact Zed at Hood River Hobbies.
- Sat April 29 – Wyeast
- Sat May 6 – Wyeast
- Sat May 13 – May st Elementary
- Sat May 27 – Wyeast
- Sat June 10 – Wyeast
- Sat June 24 – 11 am Build event at Hood River Hobbies (entry level rockets) followed by launch 1pm at Westside- entry level rockets. Location may be Wyeast if there is a conflict with sports events.
- July 15 Wyeast
- July 29 Wyeast
- Aug 12 Wyeast
- Aug 26 Wyeast
- Sept 16 Wyeast
- Sept 30 Wyeast
- Oct 14 Wyeast
- Oct 28 Wyeast
- Nov 4 Wyeast
- Nov 18 Wyeast
- Dec 2 Wyeast
- Dec 16 Wyeast