SOLAR Launches

Next Lauch: April 1-2, 2017 - Winnsboro, LA 

NOTICE: Until we can secure another local launch site, SOLAR is actively flying with our sister club, Tripoli Louisiana (

First and most importantly, all of our monthly launches are FREE, open to the public, and very family oriented.  


At our typical monthly launches, the type of rockets most often flown are the same type sold from the shelves at your local hobby shops, and stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and even Walmart and Target.


Attendees on a regular basis range in age from about 3 or 4 years on up.  The majority of our members are adults, mostly those who flew rockets as a kid and then rediscovered the hobby years later as an adult, usually through their kids when they became curious about them.  Although the regular attendance is usually mostly adult, we always welcome young rocket enthusiasts and will be more than happy to provide assistance to them.  We simply ask that there be an adult with them at all times. 


Although our launches are run in a very casual and informal manner, the rules and guidelines set forth in the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code as well as the High Power Safety Code are strictly enforced and adhered to.


There is always plenty of launch equipment that can be used if you do not have your own.  Even if you do not have your own rocket(s), if you just think you want to see or learn more about what the hobby is about, you are more than welcome.  At most launches with kids in attendance, the club will have a free drawing for a rocket kit or two for the kids.