Jan 292014

Hello Everyone!

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Our next General Launch  will be this Saturday February 1st, 2014 starting at 9:00 AM

The weather is looking very good for this coming Saturday with no rain at all in the forecast.
Forecast 01/04/2014

Mostly cloudy

Intermittent clouds
wind speed: 9 mph ESE
wind gusts: 13 mph
As we have seen, the early mornings have almost no wind and no reason to think it will be any different.

 NAR Level 1 Certification Flights: We already have schedules one  Level I Flights and we have more slots open so if you think you are ready, Lets go for it!

 For full Launch Information,  please read our BARS General Launch Information before you come out to the Park.   https://narbars.org/bars-general-monthly-launch-information/


The National Association of Rocketry had suggested that all Launch Rods be aimed approximately 5 Degrees in the opposite direction of the main spectator area to help avoid your rockets flying or landing in their direction.

This is a first test for  us for this suggestion and lets see if it makes a difference to where our flights fly and land.

As we found in January, the wind direction is really what governs this.  As we have more launches, we will see if this really makes a difference.


The BARS Launch Crew (Scott, Nick, Mike and Marc) get to the field at Vista View Park  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.

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

For all Launches, please remember to bring water, sun screen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. The South Florida Sun is very strong and even on a cloudy day,  you will get fried! Chairs, small covered tents and tables are welcome as well.

If you need to purchase Cesaroni or Aerotech  motors for your upcoming flights,  please contact Bernie in advance at BENBUZZBOY3@AOL.COM to make arrangements prior to Launch Day. Bernie is a dealer for Cesaroni,  Aerotech and Estes Motors and Hardware. Bernie also carries quite a few parts including Rail Buttons and other accessories.

Please remember that Broward Area Rocketry does not charge any per Flight or Yearly Membership Fees for our Monthly General Launch.   We exist solely on your donations.   Don’t forget to throw something in the Donation Jar as you come around to the Flight Table to Sign in.  Thank you all who continue to help BARS offer our Launches every month!

See you all this Saturday,

The BARS Launch Crew