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

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!

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

The Tricorder Project