2020-01 Atlas Launch

April Launch – North Site

Spring may have finally arrived on the prairie. Please pay close attention to the weather forecasts. If the weather cooperates, we have a GO for launch on Saturday and Sunday April 7th and 8th 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 till 3 PM on Sunday. Please advise ASAP if a “window” will be required for any flights.

This launch opportunity is designated a Tripoli Research launch. Note that all NAR members are now welcome to attend Tripoli Research launches; you are no longer required to join TRA to attend and may fly commercial motors (up to your certification level) with proof of current NAR membership. All flyers must be ready to verify current membership status.

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.

Feb. 3 Launch – GO!

We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday, February 3rd at the ATLAS SITE. The current weather forecast, subject to change, predicts un-comfortable temps and probable windy conditions for flying. Range and waiver are expected to be ready for operation starting at 9 AM and lasting until 3 PM or until we run out of motors, lose interest or the weather 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 foot AGL ceiling.

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, help is greatly appreciated with range set up, operations and clean up. 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
Hope to see you out on the range.

Go For Launch: Jan 6, 2018

Members and Friends,

HAPPY NEW LAUNCH YEAR!!!!  Resolve to launch more rockets in 2018, beginning on January 6th.

We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday, January 6th at the ATLAS SITE.  The current weather forecast calls for clear and cold conditions for flying, starting at 10 AM and lasting until 3 PM or until we run out of motors, lose interest or the 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 foot AGL ceiling.

As always, help is greatly appreciated with range set up, operations and clean up.   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.

A Quick reminder:  NCR Membership Business and Swap Meet Meeting will happen, snow or shine, on the 13th of January, 2018, at the VFW Hall in Ault.  PLEASE ATTEND.  The Agenda is full and NCR needs your input.   Doors will open about 11 AM and the meeting will start by 1 PM.   Please RSVP (reply to this email Yea or Nay for a lunch headcount) if you haven’t done so already.  Lunch should be ready at approximately noon.

Back by popular response, this meeting will also provide the opportunity for members and friends to acquire or dispose of unwanted/extra rocketry related items.  Come prepared to barter, buy or sell some real bargains.   NCR will once again host a SWAP MEET.   Got something rocketry related to sell or trade or give away?  Bring it to the meeting.

Hope to see you out on the range.