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Canberra Rocketry Groups HPR Launch at Ardlethan

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:58 pm
by Voyager
Canberra Rocketry Groups 1st high power launch for 2017 will take place on the weekend of the 25th and 26th March at our Ardlethan launch site weather permitting.

The High Power launch site has a ceiling of 15,000 feet and is located in wide open paddocks with few trees. We will also be launching low and mid power rockets.

All rocketeers are welcome to come along and fly to their certification level. Launching will kick off about 8:30 each morning and will wrap up about 5pm on the Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. If you would like to come along, let us know through either a message on Facebook or through email to

CRG has the launch equipment to launch low, mid power rockets on rods and high power rockets on 1010 rail (up to 3 metres long) and now 1515 rail (3.6 meters) on a reinforced frame. We have some hybrid launch capability, but rocketeers are more than welcome to bring along their own launch kit to supplement ours or to launch their own rockets if they need something that we do not have. Contact us via our email address and we can discuss if our kit fits your system.

Interstate flyers interested in launching with us at Ardlethan are most welcome and should contact us for further details by emailing

Ardlethan is about 3 ½ hours from Canberra, 4 ½ hours from Sydney and about 5 hours from Melbourne. Head to the CRG website ( and go to the High Power page for more details on the site. Click on the following link for a Google maps link showing the location of Ardlethan –

Accommodation in Ardlethan is at the London Hotel with both motel style and pub rooms available. To book accommodation give Jason a call on 02 6978 2300.There is also a B&B operated by Del Garett that people can stay at – Del can be contacted on 0457 905 005

Hope to see you at Ardlethan.

Re: Canberra Rocketry Groups HPR Launch at Ardlethan

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:57 am
by Voyager
CRGs' first high power launch for 2017 at Ardlethan went well with some great flights, in spite of the dry conditions. We are lucky to have a one of the best landowners for our HPR site. He turned up with a tractor to clear a few large areas of stubble for our launch pads. To add to that, we had a real fire tender in attendance - just in case.

Congratulations to one of our newer members, Warren, who passed his L1 HPR certification!

Check out the CRG Face Book page at ... =3&theater

to see some of the action. More will be added soon.

Re: Canberra Rocketry Groups HPR Launch at Ardlethan

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:59 am
Looks like a great day was had by all, thanks for sharing....