Feb 122014
 

Hello Everyone!

First a Quick Note:

We are aware that NARCON is being held the same weekend as Our March 1st Launch and some of you are going.  If you are, have a great time and if you are not,  our First Saturday of the Month General Launch is still on!  See you at Vista View Park!

It that time again for our Mid- Month  “Misfire Alley” Event.

Get complete information about the “Misfire Alley” Launch is at this link:

http://narbars.org/misfire-alley-launch-information/

Very Important: Please read all about this event before you come out to the field.

The weather is looking fantastic!

Partly sunny     Partly sunny   75°F  wind speed: 7 mph NNE  wind gusts: 9 mph

The Launch is run and supervised by the BARS Launch Crew.

 

 MCS_7580 (Large)The Launch is open to NAR members and sponsored guests
(Any NAR member registered to launch can sponsor a guest)

Bring your launch equipment (or arrange with someone to use theirs) Your own equipment should include a Launch Pad, Launch Controller and a battery to power it all.

Again please note that to fly at this special event, you must be a NAR Member. You can become a member at http://nar.org

We will also have NAR Applications at the field if you want to sign up on the Launch Day.

 See you all on Saturday, The BARS Launch Crew!

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Oct 092013
 

Update:

I am sorry to report that Scott Carpenter, 2nd Mercury Astronaut to Orbit the Earth, has passed away at age 88.

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Photo from the Associated Press

 

 

Hello Everyone!

Here is what’s happening with Broward Area Rocketry.

On Saturday October 12th, 2013  The Cub Scouts are having a “Cub Scout Fun Day” at Camp Elmore which is adjacent to Vista View Park.  The theme is “OUT OF THIS WORLD” and we have been asked to participate in this event.   Anyone who would like to Volunteer, please contact Marc at  info@narbars.org. or during business hours at 954-922-8627.
 

Will be be displaying our hobby to several hundred Scouts, Parents and Visitors.   This will be another opportunity for us to support our local community and to show what we do to many other people.  This is a great way to get more people into Model Rocketry.

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Our Booth and Launch Area is located just to the right at the Yellow Circle at the bottom of the photo. 

We will be setting up at about 8:00 to beat the Event Traffic. 

The address of the Camp is Camp Elmore   3551 SW 142 AVENUE DAVIE, FL 33330

 

Directions:   Travel as you were going to our Launch at Vista View Park,  pass the Park Entrance and keep going till you see the second set of gates to Camp Elmore.  Just follow the road around till you see us.   If you any trouble finding us, please call Marc at 954-922-8627

 

We will be setting up our Launch Rack and Flying A and B motors for the many Scouts and Parents who will at this great event!

If any of our Flyers would like to Volunteer, please let us know or come by Camp Elmore on Saturday.  Bring your Rockets and Motors and any thing else you think the kids would be interested in, to put on display.

The weather is looking very good with no rain at all in the forecast.
 
Intermittent clouds
Partly sunny
86°F
wind speed: 9 mph NNE
wind gusts: 13 mph

The BARS Launch Crew will be getting to Camp Elmore between 7:30AM and 8:00AM to setup the Tent, the Launch Equipment and Pads. Everyone is invited to help and it is very appreciated.

This is a NAR Sanctioned Event. All NAR Rules are in EFFECT! Let’s have a SAFE DAY!

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Apr 232012
 

Hello Everyone!

A Big Thanks to Mike West for this Video from our April 7th Launch!

You can see more of these Video’s at http://www.youtube.com/user/NARBARS/feed

Anyone can add their Pictures and Videos by getting or using their Dropbox.com Account and we will add you to our Bars Online Folder.

You can get you own free Dropbox Online Account by using this link

Here is our Mid Month Update!

Please meet our New Range Safety/Launch Control Officer and all around great guy, Scott Siedler.

If you don’t know who Scott is already, he is one of our long time members who thankfully has found the time to join the group every month and has volunteered to share some of the duties that I have been handling since we started. Considering on how we have grown from a few flights to well over 100 at each of our Launches, Scott’s help has long been needed to keep everything organized and safe.

Please say hello to Scott at our next Launch. You will find him running back and forth between the Pads and the Launch Table helping everyone he can. Also take a look at some of the rockets he has built. We can all take some notes on his excellent building and finishing techniques.

And I don’t want to forget Marty, Mike and Bernie and all of our members who always give so much to the group.

Vista View Park News
Vista View Park has confirmed our next three Launch Dates:
Saturday May 5th, 2012
Saturday June 2nd, 2012
Saturday July 7th, 2012
At this time they have nothing scheduled to hold up our monthly Launches uhttp://www.youtube.com/user/NARBARS/feedn on top of the hill.

Local Rocketry News.
This coming Saturday April 28th, The Florida Spacemodeling Association (FSA) in West Palm Beach will hold their monthly Launch at 11:30 AM. For more information please click on the following link http://fsa-twp.webs.com/

The next BARS Launch will be on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 starting at 9:00AM.

There is also a Launch slated for the Homestead Public Rocketry Club (HPRC) on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 12:30 P.M.
For more information please click on on the following link https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/210199112414304/

The Homestead Launch is run by a bunch of really great kids. Most are students at Homestead High school and build most of their rockets out of paper towel and larger paper and cardboard tubes. They even make their own nose cones by rolling them out of heavy paper.

If you intend to go to their Launch and have anything to contribute to them such as kits, model rocket parts or cardboard tubing, Etc., please bring it with you or you can also drop off anything at our May 5th Launch and I will get it to them.

Thank you to all of you who continue to donate to our Launch Fund. We will continue to offer a free Model Rocket Kit while supplies last for a $10.00 or higher Donation. (If you want to donate and not take the kit that is OK too) Your voluntary donations help cover our equipment and permit costs and it also allows us not to have to charge Club Dues or monthly per person flight fees which most Rocketry Clubs do. Your continued Donations helps to keep us going by making it possible to get new equipment and keep our current equipment maintained and upgraded.

As I mentioned in the last few E-Mails, We have a big surprise hopefully coming in for our May Launch. I am still not going to give it away just yet but your Donations have made this surprise possible and I thank you all!

We do urge you to join the National Association of Rocketry http://nar.org The NAR does a lot to keep our hobby alive and they can use your support as well.

If you do join the NAR, please let them know that NAR # 21632/NAR Section # 717 Sent ya! For every new NAR membership that is recommended by BARS, the club Launch Fund gets $5.00 from the NAR. Every little bit helps!

And please forward this E-Mail it to anyone you may think would be interested in joining us.

For Directions: http://narbars.org/launch-site/

If you need to purchase motors for our next Launch, please see Bernie who usually shows up at the local launches. Please email him in advance at BENBUZZBOY3@AOL.COM to make arrangements. Bernie is a Dealer for Cesaroni and Aerotech Motors and Hardware. Bernie also carries some parts such as Launch Buttons and other much needed accessories.

P.S. For anyone who is taking digital photos and would like them posted on this site, please contact Marc at info@narbars.org

P.P.S. Please check out our Vendor list at the top of the page. These Vendors support us and if you can, please support them.

That is all for now. Please keep an eye out for our emails which always lets you know of the local launches.

We will catch you all soon! Marc and Scott

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Mar 292012
 

Hello Everyone!

Here is what’s going on with Rocketry in South Florida

Florida Spacemodeling Association (FSA)
There is a Launch in West Palm Beach  which is being hosted by the Florida Spacemodeling Association at Dyer Park this Saturday, March 31st.  Click on the link for more information.

Broward Area Rocketry News
The Next BARS Launch is scheduled for Saturday,  April 7th, 2012 starting at 9:00 AM.

I have already checked with Vista View Park and we have been told that Saturday April 7th and Saturday May 5th, 2012 are open for us to have a Launch.

Also, please remember that we are going to start using our new Flight Log Sheets.  Your cooperation is welcomed.

Launch Equipment Upgrades!
BARS is in the process of upgrading its Ground Support Equipment to give all our flyers a better Flight Experience.

One of the issues we have been having was the inability to point the Launch Rods due to changes in wind position.  Bending the Rods were just not the right way to do this.

I am just putting the finishing touches on our Red Six Pad Launch Rack by adding a Swivel Base to each of the Six Pad positions which will allow us to individually point each rod at the correct angle for each launch.  I think you will all like this new modification.

We have more surprises set for the May Launch, so stay tuned in!

We have a new Vendor as part of the BARS family and it is Black Dog Rocketry. BDR carry’s many Rocketry Products and Accessories including Rocketflite Magnalite Igniters.

I ask that our Flyers please click on the Vendor Links at the top of the page and support them as they support us.

I will be sending out our usual Launch Reminder next week so please keep a lookout for this email. And please forward it to anyone you may think would be interested in joining us.

Once again I want to thank all of those who continue to make donations to BARS.  This keeps us going by making it possible to get new equipment and keep our current equipment maintained and upgraded.

Take Care,

Marc Schlesinger

P.S.
Being in Rocketry more than likely makes some of  us Star Trek fans and just wanted to mention that both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy have both turned 81 in the past two weeks.  Happy birthday to Kirk and Spock!

P.P.S.
And to add one more very cool thing that proves that yesterday’s Science Fiction turns into today’s Science.

The Tricorder Project

Mar 152012
 

Hello to all of our Flyers.

I can’t thank all you enough for making our Launch Days the success that they have become.We are now getting well over 100 flights plus new faces every month!

When we were a small group, it was much easier to make sure everyone was safe and that our Safety Rules were being followed.  Because our group has gotten so large, I find that Broward Area Rocketry has to put some more controls in place to make sure that all of our flyers and spectators remain safe and that our group continues to have a 100% Safety Record.

Starting at our next Launch on Saturday April 7th, 2012 we will be adding a Sign-In Sheet for all people who want to fly a Rocket.

On this sheet we ask you to please to list your Name, Rocket Type/Name  Motor Type and Number of Motors  and let one of the Range Safety Officers/Launch Control Officers  (RSO/LCO) inspect the Rocket to make sure it is safe to fly. We will help you through this new requirement.

When the Pad is ready, I will call a number of people to place their Rocket on a  designated Pad Number.

No flyer is to go to any of the Launch Pads with out the OK of  one of the Range Safety Officers/Launch Control Officers  (RSO/LCO) permission to do so.

I will then call the Owner of the next Rocket that is ready to launch to the Launch Table and after the 3-Count they can Launch their Rocket(s).

The the RCO/LCO  will let the Flyer know when they can go recover their Rocket.

Under no circumstances whatsoever will anyone attempt to catch their Rocket before it lands on the ground. This has always been stated in our Safety Rules.

And please note: We ask that no spectators, unless they are helping their child or children  at the Pads,  be allowed past the main tent on  or roam around the field.

This is a big change of how we were doing things and  I ask everyone to help make these extra safety regulations work.

We all know that Model Rocketry is one of the safest hobbies that there is and none of us would want to have someone get hurt. This includes a rocketry injury or even someone running around and falling.  If that was to happen, we would lose our use of Vista View Park and that would be that.

Also starting at our next event,  there will be two RSO’s/LCO’s at the Launch Controller Table that is located under the tent, Myself and Scott Siedler.  I am sure most of you have either met or seen Scott who has been an incredible help to our gatherings and has volunteered to keep us all safe and help the group out.

Again,  I want to thank you all profusely for your support.

 Sincerely Yours,

Marc Schlesinger
Scott Seidler

Feb 272012
 

Just wanted to thank all of you who volunteered their own time to help out a really great event on Saturday February, 18th, 2012

Broward Area Rocketry hosted a tent at the Scout event which included some of the nicest Rockets ever seen that were built by our members and guests.

I have to thank the following people with whom this event could not have happened.

First of all, I have to thank Glenn Guarner who got this all going to begin with and none of this would have happened without his help and guidance.

I also have to thank Scott Seidler who went above and beyond helping to setup, breakdown and kept the booth going all day. Scott also came with several of his beautifully built and finished Rockets which our spectators watched fly all day long. Scott was also our photographer of this event and they will be posted in our Gallery Section

A big thanks to Martin Kuck who brought a Static Motor Test Stand which allowed up to show our visitors how a Rocket Motor works at the ground level. 

Both Marty and Scott join our monthly launches at Vista View Park and are always helping out.  I can’t thanks these two guys enough for all of their help.

Another big thank you to to Mike West and his family for helping out during our day.

And last but not least, a thank you to Mr. Joe Valone who is an educator at Plantation High School who brought some of his students and their TARC and SLI Rockets to show what Mid Power Rocketry is all about.

 We also had some excellent Vendor Support From those good people at Flis Kits and Quest Aerospace.

And thanks to the Scouts, Scout Leaders, the people who put on this huge event and Markham Park/Broward County for giving us the opportunity to bring Model Rocketry to all of us here in South Florida!

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Hello Everyone!

BARS NEWS!

Here is what’s happening in South Florida Rocketry.

Vista View Park has confirmed for our Saturday March 3rd, 2012 launch date.

As you can see from our headline, the next BARS Launch will be on March 3rd, 2012 starting at 9:00AM. I usually get there between 8:00AM and 8:30AM to setup the Tent, the Launch Equipment and Pads. Your help is appreciated.

Vista View Park allows us to fly 1/4A’s to G motors.

Our Ground Support Equipment includes custom 1-pad, 3-pad and 7-pad Launch Controllers, a Six Pad Rack with 1/8″, 3/16″ and 1/4″ Launch Rods and a Quad-Pod for those of you whose Mid Power Rockets need a Launch Rail or a 1/2″ Rod. We are covered for just about anything you can launch in our field.

Thank you to all of you who continue to donate to our Launch Fund. We will continue to offer a free Model Rocket Kit for a $10.00 or higher Donation. Your voluntary donations help cover our equipment and permit costs and it also allows us not to have to charge Club Dues or monthly per person flight fees which most Rocketry Clubs do.

All NAR and Vista View Park Safety Rules are in EFFECT! Let’s have a SAFE DAY!

You can join the National Rocketry Association http://nar.org

If you do join the National Rocketry Association, please let them know that NAR # 21632/NAR Section # 717 Sent ya! For every new NAR membership that is recommended by BARS, the club launch fund gets $5.00. Every little bit helps!

For Directions: http://narbars.org/launch-site/

For all Launches, please remember to bring water, sun screen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. Please remember even in the Winter months, you can still get fried! Chairs, small covered tents and tables are welcome as well.

If you need to purchase motors, please see Bernie who usually shows up at the local launches. Please email him in advance at BENBUZZBOY3@AOL.COM to make arrangements. Bernie is a dealer for Cesaroni and Aerotech Motors and Hardware.

P.S.  Bernie if you can,  please bring the controllers we were talking about.

P.P.S. For anyone who is taking digital photos and would like them posted on this site, please contact Marc at info@narbars.org

That is all for now. Please keep an eye out for our emails which always lets you know of the local launches.

We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday! Marc

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Aug 042011
 

Well it looks like Tropical Storm Emily has decided not to grace us with its presence!

For now unless anything changes, we are a go for our Saturday August 6th Launch!

Please check the NARBARS Site for Launch Updates.

See you all there.

A quick note: The September Launch falls on the Saturday before Labor day. As of now, I would like to have a Launch that day.

I have posted a Poll to find out how many people plan to be there on Saturday September 3rd, 2011.

Your answers will help make a decision for that day.

See you all this Saturday!

Take Care, Marc