Broward Area Rocketry is now able to host NAR Level 1 Certification flights.
Starting with our October 6th General Launch, our members will be able to go for their NAR Level One Certification right here at beautiful Vista View Park .
What is a Level 1 Certification?
A NAR Level One Certification Flight consists of using a High Power Motor with a matching Rocket.
As you already know, we are currently allowed to use any motor from a 1/4 A to an E (BP) for Low Power, an E, F or G (Composite) for Mid Power. An Composite H Motor brings you to the next level in Rocketry, High Power.
Try to figure out a good balance of Rocket and Motor size.
A Loc Precision Minnie-Magg with a Cesaroni H-90 motor will fly to 781 feet which is just about perfect for our field. On an H-125 you will get about 1530 feet. You can also fly this Rocket on high G Motors too.
Remember that high altitude is not a factor in a Level 1 Certification Flight. The point is to build a HPR Rocket properly, Launch It and get it back undamaged ready to fly again.
Broward County and the Officials at Vista View park have graciously allowed us to do Level One Certification Flights with the following rules:
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must be a current NAR Member with a NAR Membership Card
- Your Rocket must be inspected by the BARS Launch Crew to check for Flight Worthiness
- Your Rocket can use either 1010 Rail Buttons or a 1/2″ heavy duty Launch Lug
- Your Rocket must use a Motor Retainer for Positive Motor Retention.
- Your must supply either a Rocksim or Open Rocket Profile for the Flight.
- You must let us know by email at least 14 days before we can schedule your flight.
There will be a $10.00 Launch Fee for a Level One Flight attempt.
If everything is in order, you will be given a Launch Window to get your rocket on our High Power Quad-pod Launch Pad, Launch it from our Controller and return it undamaged to one of the Launch Crew for inspection and the signing of your paperwork. Your Rocket must be ready to fly again to qualify for your Certification. Minor damage and minor Zippers are allowed.
We all have to thank the Park Administrator, Chris Deal and Broward County for allowing this opportunity which is not available anywhere else in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County’s.
Our Level 1 Launch Window is between 2:30 and 4:00PM but you must be there at least an one to two hours before to prep your rocket and have it inspected.
There will be a limited amount of Launch Spots available per month so please Register. You will see our Registration Link on the right side of the page.
To purchase an H Motor for your Certification Flight, Please contact Bernie in advance at BENBUZZBOY3@AOL.COM to make arrangements. Bernie is a dealer for Cesaroni and Aerotech Motors and Hardware. Bernie also carries many parts such as Rail Buttons and other accessories.