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It willl be held as usual at theÂ ToowoombaÂ AmateurÂ Radio-controlledÂ ModelÂ AircraftÂ Club’s (T.A.R.M.A.C) field just 10km south of Toowoomba on the New England Highway. (If you get to the Drayton Connection Road, you’ve gone too far).Â GPS Site coordinates;Â Â 27deg.40’29″SouthÂ Â 151deg. 54’45” East
Driving directions from Toowoomba:Â Drive south along Ruthven Street, proceed through Hodgsonvale, then 3-4km further (past “The Outlook” on your left) Then look out for the windsock at the field and the TARMAC sign on your right. Then, checking 100kph trafficÂ in front and behind,Â signal a right turn and drive inÂ at the “TARMAC” sign, proceeding through the open gate and alongÂ the flying-field track to the large parking area.Â No charge !Â It’s all free. Facilities available on siteÂ + Refreshments.Â Â
Come, bring family too, (and a few folding chairs or a blanket), soak up the sun and relax, enjoy as you count down and watchÂ some dozens ofÂ lovingly-crafted rockets zoom up into the clear blue skies and float backÂ with open parachutes to the delight of children and parents alike. Great fun! Some rockets may reach 1000 feet!
These rockets come in all shapes, coloursÂ and sizes and have been made by members of the Space Pilots’ Club and sometimes by their family members, even grandparents, and “behave” differently (sometimes ‘spectacularly’) on launching. Great to see, and the friendly atmosphere comes as a bonus.
The next “Launch” is scheduled for Saturday, 19h August…. hopefully the weather will be perfect!