The District Ranger says we may proceed as planned, subject to normal precautions. Spring may have finally arrived on the prairie. Please pay attention to the weather forecasts. We have a GO for launch Saturday, May 5th and Sunday May 6th from the North Site. Expect the range and waiver (20,000’ AGL) to be operational from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM until 3 PM on Sunday.
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.
In observance of Cinco de Mayo, a festive Prairie Potluck is being planned. NCR will provide plates, napkins, utensils and something to eat. Moto-Joe will be providing table space and some beverages. Bring something to share. Potluck will start sometime after the waiver closes on Saturday.
As always, volunteers are needed to help with range set up, operation and clean up.