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Directions to RIMRA Launch Field

Launch Location

RIMRA secured a launch site a 3000ft x 1500ft sod farm located in West Kinston Rhode Island.  The field owned by University of Rhode Island and operated by a private farmer both of which have granted approval to launch at .

We are a low-power and high-power club and can fly any rocket to 1,500 feet.  Anything over 1,500 feet to 3,000 feet we need clearance from TF Green’s tower who has final right of refusal.

At this time, launches will be held monthly  on second Saturday of each month, with Sunday reserved as a Rain Date. 

Launch dates will be posted to the Calendar along information.

When the field is wet the farm manager wants us to stay off the field with cars. So parking will need to be in the spots at the farm buildings or along what appears to be a horse riding ring just north of the buildings.  We all will have to walk in from there.

Please read launch Protocol  http://www.rimra.org/launchsite/launch-protocol/

We have received FAA waiver and National Association of Rocketry (NAR) members are covered under the NAR insurance  We highly  recommend you become a member of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR)  http://www.nar.org/NARjoin.html

The launch site is located on University of Rhode Island Property. The Launch field is located across Rt138 from the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center parking lot at the end of Peckham Farm Road.

Address of Launch Site: Peckham Farm – 55 Peckham Farm Rd West Kingston, RI 02892

Google Map reference:

From the South Take I-95 North to Exit 3A (Route 138 East). Continue east on Route 138 for about 11 miles to the University past the outdoor marquee and Boss Ice Arena. Turn right onto Peckham Farm Rd.

From the North Take I-95 South to Exit 9 (Route 4 South); follow Route 4 to Route 1 South. Stay on Route 1 until the intersection of Route 138 West. Turn right on Route 138 and travel for about 6 miles. Go straight past  Upper College Road where you see the Large University of Rhode Island stone wall. Continue for about 1/3 a mile and then turn left onto Peckham Farm Rd.

From Newport  Follow Route 138 West over the Newport and Jamestown bridges to Route 1. Take Route 1 South to Route 138 West. Travel on Route 138 west for about 6 miles. Go straight past  Upper College Road where you see the Large University of Rhode Island stone wall. Continue for about 1/3 a mile and then turn left onto Peckham Farm Rd

RIMRA Launch Site

RIMRA Launch Site

GPS Coordinates 41.4769929778, -71.544958301

Directions to the MMMSClub launch field in Berwick, ME

NOTICE:

This is the primary launch field for the Maine Missile Math and Science Club. The club must reserve and pay for the use of the field for specific dates for launches. Any casual launching at other times is by permission of the Harvard Turf Farm, and does not involve CMASS or MMMSClub.
Please note: the maximum speed on the Turf Farm dirt road is 10 mph.

Harvard Turn Farm, Berwick, ME

Directions to the Tuckahoe Turf Farm

305 Hubbard Rd Berwick,
ME 03901 

HUBBARD ROAD IS OPEN AGAIN.

With Hubbard Road open again, these are be the primary directions coming from I-95:

1. Take I-95 N (signs for Portsmouth NH) Partial toll road Entering New Hampshire - 40.3 mi

2. Take exit 4 on the left to merge onto NH-16 N/ toward White Mts - 6.0 mi

3. Continue onto NH-16 N Partial toll road - 7.0 mi

4. Take exit 9 toward NH-9/ - 0.2 mi

5. Merge onto Indian Brook Rd - 0.8 mi

6. Continue onto High St - 2.3 mi

7. Slight right onto Washington St - 0.3 mi

8. Turn left onto Main St - 0.2 mi

9. Continue onto Market St Entering Maine - 0.2 mi

10. Turn left onto Sullivan St - 446 ft

11. Turn left onto Eleanor's St - 82 ft

12. Turn left to stay on Eleanor's St - 167 ft

13. Turn right onto Rochester St - 1.1 mi

14. Slight right onto Hubbard Rd Destination will be on the left - 2.6 mi

 

If you want to travel on Rt 125 from Mass:

Head north on Rt 125 through Epping, Lee, Barrington and Gonic until you reach Rt 16, the Spaulding Turnpike. Stay to the far right,
going under Rt 16 and then on to Rt 16 north.

Continue on up the Spaulding Turnpike (Rt 16) to exit 16, the Rt 11/Rt 202 exit. Keep bearing right towards Sanford ME and Rt 202 east.
Follow Rt 202 east to the NH/ME border. There will be a Cumberland Farms on your right at the four way stop, just before the border.
Continue on through the four way stop on Rt 202 East until you see a Mobil Station on your right. You will have traveled about 3.5 miles
from the Spaulding Turnpike. There is a traffic light at the corner that the Mobil Station is on. Turn right at the traffic light on to
Hubbard Rd. The Tuckahoe Turf Farm will be on your left (2.9 miles).

 

Directions to Davis Field in Sudbury

Directions to Davis Field In Sudbury

 

NOTICE:

The club must reserve and pay for our use of the field for specific dates for our launches. Any casual launching at other times is by permission of the town of Sudbury, and does not involve CMASS.

 

Davis Field, Sudbury MA

This field is owned by the town of Sudbury and managed by their recreation department. It is located on the south side of Rt 117 (North St) between Sudbury Rd and Pantry Rd. There is a sign at the entrance to the parkiing lot off Rt. 117. Here are some pictures of the field and the entrance: Pictures of Davis Field.

You can find the field on a map (e.g., Switchboard or Google) by searching for: "200 North Rd, Sudbury, MA".

 

Directions From the West:

  1. Take Route 117 east, thru Maynard into Sudbury.
  2. Go thru the light at Pantry Road on the right and then just past Windmill Drive.
  3. 500 feet down you will see the parking lot to the field on your right.

 

Directions From the East:

  1. Take Route 117 west thru Lincoln into Sudbury.
  2. Continue thru the light at Sudbury / Concord Road past the Nashawtuc golf course on the left.
  3. Go aprox 1.5 miles and just past Northwood drive on the right you will see the parking lot on the left.

 

Directions From the North or South 495:

  1. Take I-495 to Rt. 117 East.
  2. Follow Directions from the West.


Directions From the North 128 (I-95)

  1. Take exit 29B to merge onto Cambridge Turnpike/RT-2 W toward Acton/Fitchburg.
  2. After 3.5 miles turn left to stay on RT-2.
  3. Go 2 miles and turn left onto Sudbury Rd.
  4. Go 2 miles and turn right onto RT 117
  5. Follow directions from the East.

Directions From the South on 128 (I-95)

  1. Take exit 26 to merge onto US-20 East toward Waltham.
  2. Stay to the right to go towards Waltham (not back over 128).
  3. Go 1/2 mile and take a Sharp left at Stow St.
  4. Go 1/3 mile and turn left onto RT 117
  5. Go aprox 8 miles and follow the directions from the East.

Directions to the Acton launch field

   

Directions to the launch field at the

School St. soccer fields in Acton

 

NOTICE:

The club must reserve and pay for our use of the field for specific dates for our launches. Any casual launching at other times is by permission of the town of Acton, and does not involve CMASS.

 

School Street Soccer Fields, Acton MA

These fields are owned by the town of Acton and managed by their recreation department. They are located just south of Route 2 near the Acton-Concord line. The fields are visible from Route 2. You can find the fields on a map (e.g., Switchboard or Google) by searching for: "341 school st, acton, ma".

 

Directions From the West:

  1. Take Route 2 east, past the Newtown Road and Rt. 27 exits in Acton.
  2. Make a right turn onto School St.
  3. The soccer fields are on the left just before the houses.

 

Directions From the East:

  1. Take Route 2 west.
  2. Continue all the way through Concord, past the rotary next to MCI Concord.
  3. The next traffic light is 2 miles west of the rotary.
  4. At that light (Piper Rd.) and make a U-turn back onto Rt. 2 East.
  5. Take the second right onto School St.
  6. The soccer fields are on the left just before the houses.

 

Directions From the North or South:

  1. Take I-495 to Rt. 2 East.
  2. Follow Directions from the West.
OR
  1. Take Rt. 128 to Rt. 2 West.
  2. Follow Directions from the East.

Directions to the Amesbury launch field

Directions to the Launch Field in Amesbury, MA

 

NOTICE:

This field is not available for casual use. The Amesbury site is town property and must be reserved by the club for specific dates for our launches. Launching at other times by other people is not authorized.

Woodsom Farm Park, Amesbury, MA

Woodsom Farm Park is a huge, 500 acre, town-owned field located near the seacoast on the MA-NH border. The field is the one of the best available in New England, allowing us to launch up to J motors. We usually have to schedule our launches around the mowing of hay, but it is worth the hassle.

Amesbury launch field

Above is an aerial photograph of the 370 acre Woodsom Farm Park field. Our launch site is located at the end of the dirt road in the top center of the picture.

The entrance to the field is at 213 Lion's Mouth Road. Look for the lion statue and turn in to the driveway. Drive slowly past the soccer field parking lot and drive up the dirt road to the launch site. Keep your speed down to about 10 mph to avoid raising dust clouds and road damage. We can not park on the field this year so you will drop off your equipment at the launch site and then drive back to the soccer field parking lot and park there. A shuttle van will bring you back to the launch area. This unfortunately is a part of our use permit from the city of Amesbury. NOTE: Vehicles are not allowed to venture off the dirt road to the flight line but you may turn around on the grass next to the dirt road. You will ned to carry / cart your equipment a short way from the dirt road to the flight line.

The field is not open to the public and is reserved by the club for specific dates for our launches. Launching at other times by other people, club members or not, is not authorized.

If the weather looks questionable, please check the home page of the CMASS website at: http://www.cmass.org. You can aslo call the CMASS Launch Line at (857) 242-6277 (85 72 4CMASS) before heading out to the field after 8:00 AM on the morning of the launch for the launch status. Please do NOT call the above number for schedule date/times changes which are posted at http://www.cmass.org.

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