We are GO for Launch on Saturday, February 1, at the Atlas Site, subject to normal precautions. Let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates. Expecting partly cloudy skies, winds 8 to 12 mph, gusts up to 18 mph, and maybe the temperatures will reach into the fifties. The current weather predictions appear favorable for flying rockets. The waiver and range should be open at 9 AM and last until 3 PM or until we run out of motors, lose interest or the wind and cold chases us away, whichever happens first. This launch opportunity will be for commercially approved motors only and all flights must remain under the 12,000’ AGL ceiling.
For those of you driving a long ways to visit our launch, I’d recommend checking in with your favorite weather report or call the Greeley-Weld County Airport’s automated weather line at 970-352-3511.
An 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 respect 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 Forest Service regulations. The issuance of our permit allows launches to take place for approved launch events only.
As always, volunteers are needed to help with range set up, operation and clean up. Hope to see you out on the range.