Mar 172011

Hello Everyone!

What a great Day we had at our last BARS Launch! We had on and off rain and heavy wind and we still all managed to fly till after 5:00PM!

I cannot thank those of you enough who donated to our Club Launch Fund for what you all did (you know who you are!). As Broward Area Rocketry is not charging any membership or launch fees for the time being, your very kind donations will go far in helping us upgrade our Launch Systems.

For this coming Launch on Saturday April 2nd, every person who makes a donation of $10.00 or more to our Launch Fund, (it can be more, I won’t complain) you will get a FREE Estes Alpha III kit (18.98 retail). Supplies are limited and only one per person please.

For the moment, this is the only Model Rocket Launch Venue available in the South Florida area. Lets all make the most of it! Rocketry is just not all High power! We can all enjoy flying anything from 1/2A’s to G motors.

New Items:
1) New Multi-Pad Launch System
We are still waiting to hear back from Pratt Hobbies on our new Multi-Pad Launch Controller to go with our launch Rack. Each Controller will handle 3 Pads. I am hoping to have them as soon as possible.

I apologize for the long wait for these new units. I will hopefully have an update from our vendor at the next posting.

2) Boy Scouts
Hopefully with better weather, Local Boy Scout Pack #441 in Pembroke Pines will be joining us with their Scout Leaders to fulfill one of their requirements to earn their Scientist Activity Badge. Lets all of us old-timers give a warm welcome to these great group of scouts! This is what Model Rocketry is all about!

3) Plantation High School Team America Rocketry Challenge and Student Launch Initiative
The T.A.R.C. and SLS Teams from Plantation High School is continuing to qualify with their Teacher and Advisor Mr. Joe Vallone.

For more T.A.R.C. information, please go to

For more SLS. information, please go to

Here is what’s happening in South Florida Rocketry.

As you can see from our headline, the next BARS Launch will be on Saturday April 2nd, 2011 starting at 9:00AM. We will be there between 8:00 and 8:30AM to setup the Tent, the Launch Equipment and Pads. Your help is appreciated.

Vista View Park allows us to fly A – G motors.

All NAR and Vista View Park Safety Rules are in EFFECT! Let’s have a SAFE DAY!
If you want to join our club, the only prerequisite is that you are a NAR Member.

You can join the National Rocketry Association

For Directions:

For all Launches, please remember to bring water, sun screen and head covering to protect yourself from the Sun. It is hot out there! Please remember even if it is overcast you can still get fried! Chairs, small covered tents and tables are welcome as well.

More Florida Rocketry
Tripoli Tampa will be holding it’s monthly Saturday launch this weekend, March 19th and 20th from 9 am to 6 pm at Varn Road Ranch! Check out for directions and photos. 12k waiver, huge field!

Our use of the High Power Launch Site down in Florida City is not be available till further notice and it would be great if someone knows or has a suggestion for a High Power Launch Field in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County areas. Please email us at with any information.

If anyone is using the Florida City site without permission, please don’t. The owner has asked that no one use the site for the time being and we are going to follow his wishes.

You can also keep up to date at the Tripoli South Florida Website for future Launch dates.

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

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.

As a last but not least, Lee, one of our new attendees sent me this link that I think you will all enjoy.

Lee’s Launch Video’s

Anyone needing further information, please contact us at

We will catch you all soon!, Marc

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