Our next launch is rapidly approaching! We are scheduled to fly again this coming Saturday October 10, 2015. The range will be open to low, mid and high power fliers from 9am to 4pm, with our 5000 foot FAA waiver in effect.
We will also be holding the Open Skies 2015, NAR competition. Featuring 5 fun events, its a great opportunity to pit your rocketry skills against your fellow rocketeer through some friendly competition. Even if you have never competed before, there should be at least one event for which you probably already have a suitable rocket. Though only active NAR members will receive points towards their national standing, all are welcome to fly and have fun! Here are the events:
Streamer Spot Landing – Fly any rocket with a streamer for recovery and be the one to land it closest to a designated spot on the field.
B Streamer Duration – Fly any rocket on a B motor, using a streamer for recovery and see if you can be the one whose rocket can stay in the air the longest.
A Parachute Duration – Fly any rocket on an A motor, using any size parachute for recovery and see if you can be the one whose rocket can stay in the air the longest.
B Boost Glide Duration – Fly a boost glider on a B motor and see if you can be the one whose glider stays in the air the longest.
F Egg Lofting Duration – Fly a single large egg (we supply the egg) in any rocket using an F motor. The goal is to keep your rocket in the air the longest and then safely land it without breaking the egg.
Scores are accrued for each event based on several factors including the relative complexity of the event. Awards are given for winners of each event, and the overall competition winner. As you see, you probably already have a rocket which can get you in the game, so come on out and have some fun. To learn even more about these events and other upcoming NAR competitions be sure to talk to our club Contest Director, Steve Flynn.