Let’s fly some rockets. Tripoli Colorado is GO for launch on Sunday, April 28th. You can stay informed by checking their website at http://www.tripolicolorado.org or Facebook Tripoli-Colorado (public group), or checking your e-mail.
And the District Ranger says NCR may proceed as planned for our Space Race Celebration, subject to the normal precautions. Spring may have finally arrived on the prairie. Please pay attention to the weather forecasts. We have a GO for launch Friday, May 3rd, Saturday, May 4th and Sunday May 5th from the North Site. Expect the range and waiver (20,000’ AGL) to be operational from 8 AM until 6 PM on Friday and Saturday and 8 AM until 3 PM on Sunday. ALL High Power fliers will be expected to provide proof of Certification and current membership in the NAR and/or TRA.
NCR is an Authorized Permitee of the Pawnee National Grassland. A morning orientation briefing for participants will be held and will include a discussion of safety and emergency procedures, fire conditions and instruction, applicable rules and regulations, and what is expected of participants with regards to the use of NFS lands under our special use permit.
Please note that all launch events will be conducted using nationally approved/accepted range safety practices. The launching of rockets on NFS land is normally prohibited under a Forest Service Region 2 fire regulation. The issuance of NCR’s permit allows launches to take place by exempting the Holder from that regulation for approved launch events only. All launches, other than those conducted by the Holder during approved launch events, are outside the scope of this permit and are prohibited by Forest Service regulations.