Members and Friends,
Mile High Mayhem needs to be cancelled.
After much listening, discussion, and careful consideration, NCR has been told to make the difficult decision to cancel Mile High Mayhem. Given the reality of COVID-19 and the unknown impacts on a large launch like MHM, NCR and the USFS believe this is the correct decision. The health and well-being of rocketry participants, spectators, and staff is our top priority.
NCR is a dual affiliated NAR Section and TRA Prefecture and therefore must follow NAR and TRA guidelines in order to hold sanctioned and insured launches. Current Covid-19 Policy recommends that “sections follow all applicable national, state, and local requirements, restrictions, and recommendations for the physical location of the event(s) to keep flyers, spectators and volunteers safe.”
The Executive Board of NCR has been looking for our opportunity to get back to launching rockets while complying with all applicable state, local public health orders and Forest Service Fire restrictions. As it stands right now, there is not a way to comply.
Please understand that the NCR Board is looking for other ways to get back to launching. We’re all itching to fly the projects we’ve been working on. Many of us are going stir crazy cooped up at home. NCR’s primary obligation must be the safety, health and welfare of its members and the people who attend our events. Before we know it we’ll be punching holes in the sky again.
Please stay safe everyone.
Jeffrey JOE Hinton