August 26, 2018 at 7:08 pm #73868
Jeffrey Joe HintonModerator
If you aren’t going to AIRFEST, Please consider joining us this coming Labor Day weekend – Saturday and Sunday – September 1-2 at the North (Main) launch site. NO Launch on Labor Day – Monday, September 3rd. With no fire restrictions currently in place in Weld County or on the Pawnee NG, the PNG Ranger has “green lighted” NCR for the event, subject to normal precautions.
We have a GO for launch from the North Site. Expect the range and waiver (20,000’ AGL) to be operational by 8 AM. If you are wanting a higher altitude “window”, please advise me ASAP.
Remember Range Etiquette. If you find a gate closed, close it behind you. Stay on the authorized roads (Foot recovery only) and please don’t park more than 100’ off the road at the launch site. Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Afternoon thundershowers should be expected.
Please treat our National Grassland with respect. As is typical with visiting or camping in most public areas, we are required to remove all of our trash. Port-a-Potties have been ordered. Be considerate and responsible. If you bring it, be prepared to leave with it. Please clean up your parking and prep area before you leave and take all of your stuff with you.
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.
As always, volunteers are needed to help with range set up, operation and clean up. Hope to see you out on the range.August 27, 2018 at 9:44 am #73869
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