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Laünch Crüe, NAR Section 519, is a rocketry club based in Holland, Indiana and supports the rocketeers of southern Indiana, as well as the surrounding tri-state region. Laünch Crüe members are all ages, and come from all walks of life, but still have one common interest. Most are very active in the operation and enjoyment of the club and launch regularly. Every month, Laünch Crüe has a business meeting and a sport launch. In addition to the regularly scheduled launches, they also host four larger regional rocketry events that include competition as well as sport and high power flying. Rocketeers regularly come from all over the Midwest to launch with Laünch Crüe. Laünch Crüe members enjoy all aspects of competition, sport, and high power rocket activities and regularly obtain 10,000' FAA waivers and allow flights of up through "J" class motors at the Laünch Crüe home field. Laünch Crüe also sponsors rocketry demonstrations and workshops for all ages interested in learning more about the exciting hobby of model and high power rocketry. Laünch Crüe encourages you to visit soon and discover what you’ve been missing out on. Feel free to contact any of the Laünch Crüe officers to learn more. The Laünch Crüe website is at http://www.geocities.com/launchcrue/index.html.


HISTORY

Laünch Crüe has been a chartered section (club) of the National Association of Rocketry since July 1990. The club was founded by five local rocketeers; four high school students and an interested father. Laünch Crüe has grown much since that time, have had many members, and have made an impact on the hobby of rocketry, both locally and nationally. Laünch Crüe has done many local demonstrations and have been launching at the same location since they were first chartered. Laünch Crüe has run over 200 launches and continues to have monthly events. In addition, Laünch Crüe has won five National Championship titles over the past decade or so and has several individual National Championship winners as well.


LAUNCHES

Laünch Crüe continually hosts year round monthly rocket meetings and launches at their home flying site located near Holland, Indiana. Laünch Crüe launches are open to the public and they welcome anyone to attend. They have all necessary equipment for launching rockets from small model rockets up through "L" motor vehicles. Laünch Crüe uses a state of the art 12 pad launch system with pads that will support almost any size rocket, whether it uses a rod, rail, or tower for launch. All you need to bring is the rockets to fly! The launch field is located at 8991 W, 900S, Holland Indiana.[1]


OTHER EVENTS

Each month Laünch Crüe has a business meeting, where they make decisions on upcoming events, discuss trips, competition, demonstrations, and other necessities. These meetings generally last about an hour, but on occasion run longer if they have several upcoming events planned. During summer months they have cookouts combined with the rocket flying. This is a great time for members to relax and just sit back and talk rockets, while enjoying a burger. In addition to their own launches, members attend out of state rocket launches, including national events. Laünch Crüe welcomes everyone to come watch, learn, and launch rockets anytime.


MEMBERSHIP

Laünch Crüe invites you to come to a launch and see what their members do. They would love to have you as a member, and when you're ready to join, membership dues are only $10 per year. All we require is that you are a current member of the National Association of Rocketry when you join. You may also download a membership form from the website.

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