Jul 312012


Hello Everyone!

Here is what’s happening with Broward Area Rocketry.

 Membership Changes:

As you may or may not know, Broward Area Rocketry is sanctioned by the National Association of Rocketry  (NAR) which supplies us with the Liability Insurance that keeps us all covered in the case of a safety mishap on a Launch day. 

We have been informed by the NAR that all persons who fly with us must be NAR Members to be covered under their Liability Insurance Coverage.

So starting with the October 6th Launch date,  everyone who fly’s with Broward Area Rocketry must be a NAR Member to be covered under NAR’s Liability Policy.   This gives everyone more than enough time to sign up.  When you join, please add to your application that NAR # 21632/NAR Section # 717 sent you.

I have checked with the other Rocketry Clubs in Florida and some from other States and they all follow this policy of having to be a NAR Member to fly with them.

You can sign up at http://nar.org

We will also be formalizing the BARS Membership sign-up web application in that time also.  We will keep you updated.

More BARS News


First Misfire Alley” Launch

Our first “Misfire Alley” Launch on Saturday July 21st  went very well.  Thank you for all who attended.

Scott setup the field for this launch to make sure things went smoothly and everything worked perfectly.  We got some great launches in for the 4 hours we were out on the field and we are going to continue this activity in the coming months!

I want to also give a big thank you to Nick for going above and beyond with his help.  

Our next “Misfire Alley” Launch is scheduled for Saturday August 18th, 2012 for 9:00am to 12:00 Noon.

BTW: We had 24 people say yes to our Poll about wanting to have this extra Launch Day.  Hope to see the rest of you there!


Doing something like this for the first time gave us some good ideas and some changes for the next “Misfire Alley” Launch.    To make things easier, we are dropping the Ticket idea and changing the Flight Fees to a flat rate of $10.00 for the first pad (low or mid power) and $5.00 for each additional pad that you want to setup. for as many flights as you can launch in three hours we are there.

These fees help us cover the large amount of continuing expenses a club like ours has and gives us the ability to give all of its members a great experience on our Launch days.




Marc’s Farside with 2 B6-0’s and an A8-3. The blue top stage is still going somewhere!

 You can see some more of the pictures from that launch on our Facebook Page

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And onto this Saturday’s Launch

Vista View Park has confirmed our access to the Hill for our August 4th, 2012 9:00 A.M. Launch Date.

The Weather is looking pretty good so far for this Saturday but as South Florida goes, we will keep our fingers crossed!

Intermittent clouds   Temp: 91°F    Wind speed: 7 mph ESE   Wind Gusts: 11 mph

I will post a Weather update toward the end of the week.

Scott, myself and a few others usually get there between 8:00AM and 8:30AM to setup the Tent, the Launch Equipment and Pads. Everyone is invited to help and it is very appreciated.

Vista View Park allows us to fly 1/4A’s to G motors.  H and higher motors are not allowed.

(We are always in the lookout for a High Power field. If anyone know of a large open area that we could fly High Power, please let us know)

Our Ground Support Equipment currently includes a custom  10-Pad Relay Launch System, a newly updated and modified Six Pad Launch Rack with 1/8″, 3/16″ and 1/4″ Launch Rods with individual aiming for each Pad 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 $20.00 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.

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

We ask you to join the National Association of Rocketry http://nar.org  As of October 6th, 2012, you must be a NAR Member to fly with Broward Area Rocketry. This include all flyers including parents and their kids.

The NAR does a lot to keep our hobby alive and they can use your support.

When you  join the NAR, please let them know that NAR # 21632/NAR Section # 717 Sent you.

Also please remember that we are now using a Flight Log Sheet (Thanks to Nick for printing these up for us) to schedule each of your Rocket Launches.

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

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

For all Launches, please remember to bring water, sun screen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. As you all know, Summer is here, you will get fried! Chairs, small covered tents and tables are welcome as well.

If you need to purchase motors, please see Bernie who usually attends our monthly 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 quite a few parts including Rail Buttons and other accessories. 

Bernie also is a life long Rocketeer.  If you have any questions out on the field, he is one of the people to ask.

P.S. For anyone who is taking digital photos and would like them posted on this site, please contact Marc at info@narbars.org so I can send you a link to the B.A.R.S. DropBox.

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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