Maryland Delaware Rocketry
Association Inc.(MDRA)

[Directions]    [Hotel info]    [Site info]    [Parking]

Next MDRA launch at Higgs Farm starts in:
Expected Vendors for ESL #198:

   Launches at Higgs Farm, Price, Maryland   
  January 17-18, 2015
9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday.
February 21-22, 2015
9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday.
March 14-15, 2015
9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday.

April 10-12, 2015
9:00am to 5:00pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Our launches are not Tripoli Rocketry Association, (TRA) or National Association of Rocketry, (NAR) sponsored.    However, you must hold the required high powered rocket certification from TRA or NAR to use and fly rockets using H or higher impulse motors. You must show your TRA or NAR Membership Card at the Registration Table for verification of your current membership and certification level.

All flyers and vendors attending an MDRA launch:
  • Must obtain and/or use rocket motors in compliance with Federal, State and Municipal laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Shall be solely responsible for compliance with all Federal, State and Municipal laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Will indemnify and hold harmless the Maryland Delaware Rocketry Association, Inc and it's officers from and against any loss, expense, damage or injury caused or occasioned directly or indirectly by their failure to comply with the provisions of the said laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations and requirements.

To fly at our launches you MUST join Maryland Delaware Rocketry Assoc. to be covered under Maryland Delaware Rocketry Assoc. Insurance. Membership fee is $25.00 for the year (January through December).

Important: Please take a moment to read MDRA's Insurance FAQ.

Launch Site Info:
  • Our waiver is for 17,000' MSL, 16,900' AGL.
  • The waiver will run from 9am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday.
  • Help with setup and/or take down on is appreciated.
  • Launch Fees for both days are $10 for MDRA members.
  • Spectators may watch for free.
  • Our Launch System can handle up to 24 pads. So bring one if you have one.

MDRA Higgs Farm Back Field

(click to enlarge)
  • This is a rocket launch, enter at own risk. You are responsible for your own safety.
  • Tune in to 88.9 FM in you car radio for flights in progress.
  • Please STAY on the road.
  • Please drive slowly on the dirt road to the field.
  • Please be aware of children and adults retrieving rockets.
  • Park ONLY in designated parking areas (green areas.)
  • Absolutely no vehicles in the fields.
  • Questions are always welcomed at the registration/RSO tables.

Virtual Tour of Higgs Farm Back Field
(Requires Google Earth Plug-In)
Parking images and Google Tour by Peter Abresch & Bill Cann

Recovery Zones

Rockets coming to rest outside of the white boundaries will require permission before recovery.
Please honor the landowner and seek a MDRA BOD member before venturing outside of these boundaries.

Street Address:
250 Ell Downes Road
Henderson, MD 21640
Field GPS coordinates:
N 39 deg 4.7125 min   -   W 75 deg 52.58075 min

From the Baltimore/Washington area, take US 50 east across the
Bay Bridge. After 9 miles MD 301 splits from US 50. Follow MD 301 north to
MD 405 (Price, Maryland). Turn right (south) on MD 405 and go about 2 miles
and turn left onto Murphy Road. Follow Murphy to the "T" intersection
with Roe-Ingleside Road. Turn left onto Roe-Ingleside Road. Go about 1/4 mile
and turn right onto Bridgetown Road. Continue about 1/2 mile and turn left onto
Ell Downes Road. Turn in at the first driveway on your left.

From points North: Take 95 south to the Rt 896 exit (last exit before toll.) Follow signs to 301 south through Middletown DE. Pass into MD after about 17 miles. After passing Pfalzgroft Road get in left lane. Make next left onto 544. Follow to the end, About 200 yards then right at stop sign to 313 south. Pass through Sudlersville, through Barclay (last place to eat at RR tracks in Barclay.) After about 4+ miles from Barclay make HARD right onto Ell Downes Rd. Second driveway is the field.

See map below.

Zoom controls are in the upper left corner   ··   Drag the map to scroll   ··   Click the waypoints for directions


Hotels and Motels for MDRA Launches.

Comfort Inn  410-820-8333
8523 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD, US, 21601
Comfort Inn  410-827-6767
3101 Main St.
Grasonville, MD 21638
Chesapeake Motel 410-827-7272
Route 50 & 301
Grasonville, MD 21638
Holiday Inn Exp  410-827-4454
Route 50 West
Grasonville, MD 21638
Atlantic Budget Inn 410-822-2200
Route 50
Easton, MD 21601
Days Inn 410-822-4600
Route 50
Easton, MD 21601
Econo-Lodge  410-820-5555
Route 50 East
Easton , MD 21601
Holiday Inn Exp  410-819-6500
8561 Route 50 West
Easton, MD 21601
Holiday Inn Express 410-778-0778
150 Scheeler Rd
Chestertown, MD 21601
Comfort Suites  410-810-0555
Chestertown, MD
Best Western  410-479-8400
521 Fleetwood Road
Denton, MD
Slo-Horse Inn 410-634-2128
Ridgely, MD

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