MC2 currently operates a high-power site at Burman Farms in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. We are also fortunate to have a county operated site in the region at Chickasaw Trace Park outside Columbia Tennessee in Maury County.

Burman Farms, Hopkinsville Kentucky

A through M class welcome (N and O with prior approval). FAA authorized ceiling is 10K MSL. To ensure compliance, flights estimated above 8K require approval. We have the option of extending the FAA ceiling to 12K MSL with advanced notice prior to issuance of the NOTAM. Site is within the military Alert Area of Fort Campbell.

Pads to launch low through high power, with rods through 1/4" and rails micro, mini, 1010 (8') and 1515 (12'). Wilson wireless launch controllers. Use of flyer provided controls must be coordinated with the RSO and/or LCO, ideally in advance of the flyer’s meeting. Hybrid launch equipment may also be available, please contact one of the officers for more information.

Parking is located on the large gravel parking lot adjacent to the BIG Building. This is a business so please respect any no parking areas so the workers may move about freely. VEHICLES ARE NOT ALLOWED OFF THE GRAVEL!

The flight line is the north edge of the large parking lot. High power pads will be positioned 1000’ north of that line to maintain adequate separation when the house onsite is occupied. The gravel road CAN be used by flyers to transport rockets to the pads and from the recovery area beyond. Vehicles must stay on the gravel. Contact an MC2 Officer if your rocket landed offsite. IMPORTANT: ALL ROCKETS MUST BE RECOVERED! Leaving a rocket in the field could damage agricultural equipment resulting in MC2's use of the field being terminated. If you need assistance recovering your rocket, contact an MC2 Officer ASAP. No one likes to be walking around in freezing temperatures with a flashlight.

The BIG Building adjacent to the parking area is usually open for shelter and rocket preparation. In cold weather it is likely this area will be heated, therefore HPR motors should remain outside. If the building is open, it will be marked and/or mentioned at the Flyer’s Safety Briefing.

Are permitted behind the flight line, as are folding tables, lawn and folding chairs and coolers. Please bring garbage bags and haul away your own waste. You must set up and take down these items on the day of the launch.

There is a rudimentary indoor restroom at the launch site in the BIG building. Having a restroom onsite is a blessing. Please leave it better than you found it! Restrooms are also located at various retail entablements within 5 miles.

Camping, grilling, open fires, etc… and alcohol are not permitted. Our launches are family events, alcohol beverages at the site is a violation of the safety code. The landowners (typically Mark Burman) are often onsite during the launches so please be professional at all times. If you have the chance to say hello or chat with Mark, I’m sure a “Thank You” would be appreciated.