2022 Launch Dates

This page details all of the upcoming scheduled launches for the year. If you are not a KOSMO member and would like to come watch a rocket launch, or would like to launch some rockets of your own, please read the following page regarding spectators and guests.

Spectators and Guests

Spring Fling — Saturday, March 12, 2022

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Lanterman Family Farm, Ellinwood, KS (Launch Site Information)
  • 10,000ft Waiver
  • Alternative dates: Saturday March 19 and Saturday March 26

The Spring Fling launch is one of three launches this year in the Ellinwood area. This is our largest and most open launch area, which means that high power rockets are allowed at this event. We will file an FAA waiver good to 10,000 ft above ground-level. Generally speaking, this will allow up to a K impulse motor. Note that you must be properly certified, or be getting your certification, to fly high power rockets. If you would like to get Level 1 or Level 2 NAR certification, we have members that can help you with that. Please contact us if you have any questions.

While high power rockets are allowed at this launch, most flights tend to be of low and mid power rockets. So do not hesitate to join us even if you are not flying high power.

If there is unfavorable weather on March 12, we are scheduling two possible alternative dates of March 19, and March 26.

Sport Launch — Saturday, April 23, 2022

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Kansas State Fairgrounds Parking Lot, Hutchinson, KS (Launch Site Information)
  • Class 1 sport launches

The parking lot at the State Fair grounds in Hutchinson is our low/mid power field. We do limit flights to Class 1 rockets (which generally means up to a G impulse motor max) that can reasonably be expected to stay within the bounds of the field.

Sport Launch — Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Kansas State Fairgrounds Parking Lot, Hutchinson, KS (Launch Site Information)
  • Class 1 sport launches

The parking lot at the State Fair grounds in Hutchinson is our low/mid power field. We do limit flights to Class 1 rockets (which generally means up to a G impulse motor max) that can reasonably be expected to stay within the bounds of the field.

KRAMO — Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, 2022

This is the 42nd annual Kansas Rocket Aero Modeler's Open. This will be a NAR Rocketry Competition sanctioned event, so any NRC flights will be allowed. Please see the KRAMO Page for more details.

Please note that regular sport launches are allowed and encouraged at this event. So, even if you aren't interested in the competition classes, please join us for some sport launches. Of course, once you see how much fun the competition flying is, you'll want to do that too.

There are no alternate dates schedules for this launch, however if weather is inclement on one of the two days, the launch may be limited to only the remaining day.

Sport Launch — Saturday, August 13, 2022

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Kansas State Fairgrounds Parking Lot, Hutchinson, KS (Launch Site Information)
  • Class 1 sport launches

The parking lot at the State Fair grounds in Hutchinson is our low/mid power field. We do limit flights to Class 1 rockets (which generally means up to a G impulse motor max) that can reasonably be expected to stay within the bounds of the field.

This will probably be mostly a morning launch to avoid the heat of the day that is typical in August. There is no alternate date for this launch.

Final Frontier Fun Fly — Saturday, September 10, 2022

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Lanterman Family Farm (See Maps)
  • 10,000ft Waiver
  • BBQ available at Noon (for a small fee)
  • Alternate dates in case of bad weather: September 24

The Final Frontier Fun Fly launch is one of three launches in the Ellinwood area this year. This is our largest and most open launch area, which means that high power rockets are allowed at this event. We will file an FAA waiver good to 10,000 ft above ground-level. Generally speaking, this will allow up to a K impulse motor. Note that you must be properly certified, or be getting your certification, to fly high power rockets. If you would like to get Level 1 or Level 2 NAR certification, we have members that can help you with that. Please contact us if you have any questions.

While high power rockets are allowed at this launch, most flights tend to be of low and mid power rockets. So do not hesitate to join us even if you are not flying high power.

If there is unfavorable weather on September 10th, we are scheduling an alternate dates of September 24.

Rocket-tober Fest — Saturday, October 8, 2022

  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Lanterman Family Farm (See Maps)
  • 10,000ft Waiver
  • Alternate date in case of bad weather: October 22.

Rocket-tober Fest is one of three launches in the Ellinwood area this year. This is our largest and most open launch area, which means that high power rockets are allowed at this event. We will file an FAA waiver good to 10,000 ft above ground-level. Generally speaking, this will allow up to a K impulse motor. Note that you must be properly certified, or be getting your certification, to fly high power rockets. If you would like to get Level 1 or Level 2 NAR certification, we have members that can help you with that. Please contact us if you have any questions.

While high power rockets are allowed at this launch, most flights tend to be of low and mid power rockets. So do not hesitate to join us even if you are not flying high power.

If there is unfavorable weather on October 8, we are scheduling an alternate date of October 22. However, if we are able to hold the launch on the 8th, the 22nd will be made available for a low-power launch in Hutchinson. Watch for further announcements.

Night Flight — Saturday, November 12, 2022

  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Kansas State Fairgrounds Parking Lot, Hutchinson, KS (Launch Site Information)
  • Class 1 sport launches

The parking lot at the State Fair grounds in Hutchinson is our low/mid power field. We do limit flights to Class 1 rockets (which generally means up to a G impulse motor max) that can reasonably be expected to stay within the bounds of the field.

This launch will be a normal sport launch, starting at 2:00pm and then after dark, we will have the opportunity for a night launch. Any rockets flown after dark, must be lit in some way for the duration of their flight.

Annual Business Meeting — TBD January 2023

In January of each year we have a business meeting. The meeting is open to all club members and those wishing to become members. At this time we elect officers and set the event schedule for the next year. It is also traditional to bring any winter projects that you are working on to show everyone.

Date and location of the business meeting is yet to be determined.