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 with logistical support given by Hood River Hobbies LLC and Hood River Community Education provides launch sites.
Launches alternate between several sites depending upon availability, Westside Elementary School and Wyeast school (a larger field for larger rockets), and a private residence in Parkdale. Location depends upon the schedule – see Gorge Rocket Club and confirm your attendance via RSVP (via email) in case locations change at the last minute due to sports or maintenance.All launches are weather permitting.
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
Annual fee are $15 per family or $10 per person which includes all the launches for the year. You may register online at Community Ed at this link or at the start of the building class. For building classes, there will be an additional fee for kit and building supplies paid at the start of class. There is no transportation provided to launch site. But please email us to 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 members of the club want to schedule intermediate build sessions prior to that, contact us and we will schedule something.
- Below are dates currently scheduled for launches at Wyeast
- January 20
- February 17
- March 10
- April 21
- May 12
- June 9
- July 21
- August 18
- September 15
- October 20
- November 17
- December 8
Launches generally start at 10 am, but the Gorge Rocket club may be there as early as 9am setting up. For questions about the location, start time, or any details about these launches, contact John Thompson of Gorge Rocket Club