Aug 262011

Hello Everyone!

We had out biggest turnout yet for a Launch! By the end of the day, we had over 100 people (both spectators and Rocketeers) pop in and join us.

We did have a few hardware issues with our Launch Equipment and I can’t thank everyone enough for their patience! All the issues should be taken care of now and we will a “GO” for next Saturday.

Thank you all who continue to donate to our Club Launch Fund to help cover the costs of our club expenses which includes all of the Ground Support Equipment! We still have a few Alpha III’s left for you $10.00 or higher Donations.

Here is what’s happening in South Florida Rocketry.

As you can see from our headline, the next BARS Launch will be on Saturday September 3rd, 2011 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 a custom 1-pad, 3-pad and 7-pad Launch Controller from Pratt Hobbies, 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.

South Florida Rocketry News

One of our South Florida’s long time Rocketeers, Rick Boyette (RocketRik) has re-birthed the West Palm Beach NAR Club.

When: Saturday, September 24th – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Northwest of Model Airplane airport, Dyer Park
Fire: Model rockets – up to G motors (commercial only)
Water: Water rockets made from 2 liter soda bottles
Rules: AMA and NAR rules apply
Who can fly: AMA and NAR members & guests

Sponsors: RC Bush Pilots
Price: FREE! BYOR (Bring Your Own Rocket!)
Permission: Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation
Contact: Phil Bederka,
Contact: Rick Boyette

We highly recommend you check this group out as you will meet some of the best known Rocketeers in the Area!

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

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

PS: Bernie is not going to make this months launch because of a previous commitment. If you need motors, please check out some of the local Hobby Shops and On-Line Vendors. Bernie should be back at our October 1st Launch.

Anyone needing further information please contact us at

We will catch you all soon! Marc

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