Photos from June 13 Launch, courtesy of Steve Cox

SLRA Member Steve Cox shared these photos from last Saturday's launch in Buder Park. The orange rocket is Heino Pull's 3D-printed Twister of Death, the red and white rocket is Michael Rouse's Heatseeker, and the copper and white rocket is my Mega Mosquito (which cato'ed, but will be repairable). Thanks for the photos, Steve! If anyone else has photos or videos that they'd like to share with the club, please email me at










Buder Park Launch Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who came out to the park to fly rockets with us today! The weather was better than expected (better than I expected, anyway), and, although we unfortunately did sacrifice a couple of rockets to the Meramec River, we met several new club members and everyone had a good time. The range was open from 9:00 am to noon, and we had a total of 24 flights from eight flyers.

I spoke with a couple of people who said they had photos they would like to share with the club. Please email photos to me at and I will post them here. Thanks!

Buder Park launch is still GO

The weather looks as if it's going to be clear through the morning, so the launch is still GO and I will be heading to the park shortly to start setting up the launch equipment. Setup starts at 8:30 and flying should start around 9:00. (Google Maps link for Buder Park)

It will be hot and humid today, so please remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen.

The chance of rain, along with the heat/humidity, increase as we get into the afternoon. We don't set an end time for our launches - we just fly until we're "done" based on weather and what participants want to do. Please arrive earlier rather than later to make sure you get in on the fun!

June 13 Buder Park launch is GO (weather permitting)

At this evening's meeting, we discussed the upcoming park launch scheduled for Saturday June 13, and established that enough club members were going to be present to run a safe launch. Therefore, as long as it is not raining, the launch will be held as scheduled. As always, please check for status updates before going to the park.

Setup will begin around 8:30 am and we plan to start flying around 9:00 am. Launches typically last until early afternoon, as long as people have rockets to fly. The more people who can help set up and tear down, the easier it is on everyone.

Please note that due to our insurance regulations, only current members of the National Association of Rocketry or Tripoli Rocketry Association are permitted to fly rockets at our launches. If you are not a member of one of these two organizations, you can still bring your rockets to the park, but a NAR or Tripoli member will have to supervise the preparation of your rocket and then fly it for you using our launch equipment. NAR membership can be obtained online at Membership is not required if you just want to watch the flights, though.

We should have a good turnout this month, so we look forward to seeing everyone at the park!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 General Membership Meeting Announcement

SLRA is having our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, June 9th, at our  meeting location: Google Map Link

Bandana's Bbq Sunset Hills
11750 Gravois Road
Sunset Hills, Missouri, 63127

We are continuing to meet at  Bandana’s BBQ Sunset Hills. Even though Bandana’s Sunset Hills doesn’t have a minimum food purchase, we are encouraging members to purchase something to support the use of the room. We have the room from 6:30 to 9:00 and we’ll need to leave promptly since 9 pm is the closing time.

The room will be available at 6:30 PM and  the business meeting will start at about 7:00PM. We'll need to be out of the room by 9:00 PM (closing).

If you're a member of SLRA and are registered on the website, you can view minutes of previous meetings here: Meeting Minutes Page, The meeting minutes will be the basis of our "old business" discussion.

The standard agenda for all meetings is as follows:

1. Treasury Status.

2. Recognition of Achievements

3. Recognition of Contributions

4. Members expenses.

5. Old Business - please review minutes for last month's meeting for topics

6. New Business

Online and paper membership forms with payments received by mail to be processed by treasurer and president.

Please comment on this post or email if you have new business for the meeting.