Oct 112019
 

Hello to all of our flyers, spectators, and friends!  WE ARE BACK!!!

We are on for this Saturday October 12th, 2019 at 10:00 AM to setup and get flying.

The administration at Vista View Park has cleared us for the use of “Hill” for the day!

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Park!

As some of you have heard, we were getting within a few months of losing Vista View Park as a Launch Site because of  the new Park Area Construction on the big hill behind us.   Well as plans go, it looks like we will have at least another year or possibly more before it goes into effect and our Yearly Permit has been approved by Broward County for our 2019-2020 Launch Year.

 

 

The weather:

Partly sunny with possible showers   88°F
wind speed: 9 mph E   wind gusts: 16 mph max. UV-Index: 5

We will be at the Field so don’t let the Rain in the forecast keep you away.

Please remember to sign up to our Member/Mailing  List.   You must be on that list to Fly and go out to the Launch Pads at Vista View.

Please note:  Requirements to be able to Fly at Vista View Park.

You must be a NAR Member to go out to the Pads.  Not a NAR Member yet?  Come on out and see what we do.  And bring your Rockets.  A BARS Member will take your Rocket out to the Pads and recover it for you.

You can become a National Association of Rocketry Member by clicking on this link.   Please note on the signup form that NAR Section # 717 sent you.  The NAR likes to keep track.                                                                                            

If you have not already done so, please enter your name in the Flight Form on the Right Side of the page as we have to give this list to the Park a day before the Launch.  

If you have already done this,  please enter it again just to make sure. The Form will tell you if you have already done so and you will not have to do it again.

We fly A through G Motors but no Multi-Stage or Cluster Rockets at this time.

All Rockets and Motors must be inspected before you go out to the Pads.

We will also be asking for people to volunteer to be Spotters on the field.  We will change people around as the day goes on.

We are doing everything we can to stay in the good graces of the Park and the County.

The BARS Launch Crew get to the field at Vista View Park at about 10:00 AM to set up 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, sunscreen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. The South Florida Sun is very strong.  Even on a Cloudy Day,  you will get fried! Chairs, small covered tents, and tables are welcome as well.

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.  Please 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 with our Launches every month!  

See you all this Saturday,

The BARS Launch Crew

Brian, George, Nick, Roy & Marc

Sep 102019
 

Hello to all of our Flyers.

 

We really hate cancelling our Launches especially since we did not have one in August but we had several “Gotch Ya’s” all at the same time and the BARS Launch Crew will not be available for the upcoming Launch.

 

We have some of our Launch Crew unexpectedly out of town and others with some personal goings on which will keep them from being able to participate this month.

As for me, (Marc) I have gotten a serious foot injury and MUST stay off my foot for several weeks while it begins to heal.  Non Weight Bearing is what the Doc said. It makes it very difficult for me to get around at all, let alone at the Field.  

 

Now with the bad news out of the way,  we have some VERY GOOD NEWS……

As some of you have heard, we were getting within a few months of losing Vista View Park as a Launch Site because of  the new Park Area Construction on the big hill behind us.

 

Well as plans go, it looks like we will have at least another year or possibly more before it goes into effect and our Yearly Permit is in the process of getting approved by the County for our 2019-2020 Launch Year.

And we do have of plans of every so often joining our sister club, Homestead Public Rocketry at their site for a change of pace.

Again,  we apologize for cancelling but every so often “Real Life” gets in the way and stops us from doing what we love to do… Launch Rockets.

As a Reminder, The West Palm Club has a Launch up at Dyer Park on Saturday September 28th and Homestead had their next Launch on October 5th 2019.  You don’t want to miss these!

And one last thing,  Our Vista View Park, Park Manager Mr. Chris Deal has been promoted and will be the new Senior Parks Manager at Tradewinds Park.

If you did not know, Chris has been the driving force behind working things out between Vista View Park and Broward County which has allowed us permission to Fly at the Park. 

Chris,  from all of us  THANK YOU! and we all wish you great success in your future endeavors!

And another last thing… We wish to also send a BIG Thank You to Ms. Jessica DeChellis who is watching over Vista View for the coming weeks.  Jessica has been really great to work with and has been kind enough to work with us on the Permit renewal and it all looks good!

Take Care, Everyone and hope to see you all on October 12th, 2019

The Bars Launch Crew

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 072019
 

Posted by Homestead Public Rocketry Club (HPRC) on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Hello to all of our Flyers,

First thing I want to say is thank you to all of the people who came out to fly with us and hosted by our  Sister Club, Homestead Public Rocketry for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

We had a great Launch and perfect weather.   Looking forward to Launching with Homestead Pubic Rocketry again in the future.

Well as the Title said, There will be no Launch in This Month.

August gets really hot and with the high temperatures we have been experiencing,  sitting in the Sun for several hours is not something any of us want to do….  Plus School is starting soon for many of our flyers and families.

So our next Launch will be on Saturday September 14, 2019

The BARS Launch Crew

 

 

Jul 182019
 

To all of our Flyers & Friends,

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s successful trip and Lunar landing, we are holding a joint Launch with our sister club the Homestead Public Rocketry Club (HPRC).

This coming Saturday is the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.  It is time for the final prep of your Saturn 1B/Saturn 5/Lunar Module Builds to commemorate this historic occasion!

And everyone is invited and bring your Rockets and Motors of any kind from A through G motors, Clusters and Multi-Stage.

 

 

The Weather is looking good but it is going to be hot, so please remember to bring water, sunscreen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. The South Florida Sun is very strong. Even on a Cloudy Day,  you will get fried! Chairs, small covered tents, and tables are welcome as well.

We are expecting some of the News Stations and News Services to hopefully follow through and join us at the field for this historic occasion!

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Homestead Air Reserve Park 

The HPRC Field is located at:

Homestead Air Reserve Park

26851 SW 127th Ave, Homestead, Florida 33039

The Broward Area Rocketry and Homestead Public Rocketry Launch Crew will all be there and ask all of our Flyers past and present to join us as well.

Any questions,  please contact Marc @305-992-5945

 

Jul 122019
 

To all of our Flyers & Friends,

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s successful trip and Lunar landing, we are holding a joint Launch with our sister club the Homestead Public Rocketry Club (HPRC).

 

 

We are about just over a week away from the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

It is time to finish preparing your Saturn 1B/Saturn 5/Lunar Module Builds to commemorate this historic occasion!

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Homestead Air Reserve Park

The HPRC Field is located at:

Homestead Air Reserve Park

26851 SW 127th Ave, Homestead, Florida 33039

The Broward Area Rocketry Launch Crew, Brian, George, Nick, Roy & Marc will all be there and ask all of our Flyers past and present to join us as well.

Will will be sending out updates as we get closer to Launch Day

 

Jun 102019
 

 

To all of our Flyers & Friends,

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s successful trip and Lunar landing, we are holding a joint Launch with our sister club the Homestead Public Rocketry Club (HPRC).

 

 

 

We are about less than two weeks away from the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

It is time to start preparing your Saturn 1B/Saturn 5/Lunar Module Builds to commemorate this historic occasion!

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Homestead Air Reserve Park

The HPRC Field is located at:

Homestead Air Reserve Park

26851 SW 127th Ave, Homestead, Florida 33039

The Broward Area Rocketry Launch Crew, Brian, George, Nick, Roy & Marc will all be there and ask all of our Flyers past and present to join us as well.

Will will be sending out updates as we get closer to Launch Day

 

 

Jun 052019
 

Hello to all of our flyers, spectators, and friends!

We are on for this Saturday June 8th starting at 10:00 AM to setup and get flying.

The administration at Vista View Park has cleared us for the use of “Hill” for the day!

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Park!

 

 

 

The weather:

Partly sunny with some rain
91°F wind speed: 7 mph S
wind gusts: 9 mph  max. UV-Index: 8

We will be at the Field so don’t let the Rain in the forecast keep you away.

We are about a month away from the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. It is time to start preparing your Saturn 1B/Saturn 5/Lunar Module Builds to commemorate this historic occasion!

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Park!

Update:  We are talking with The Homestead Public Rocketry Club to do a Joint Launch at their Field which is located at the Homestead Air Reserve Park  on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the the First Moon Landing.  

If interested, please contact BARS at info@narbars.org.

 

Our next General Launch is this Saturday, June 8th, with setup starting at 10:00 AM.  Your help setting up is very appreciated!

Please remember to sign up to our Member/Mailing  List.   You must be on that list to Fly and go out to the Launch Pads at Vista View.

Please note:  Requirements to be able to Fly at Vista View Park.

You must be a NAR Member to go out to the Pads.  Not a NAR Member yet?  Come on out and see what we do.  And bring your Rockets.  A BARS Member will take your Rocket out to the Pads and recover it for you.

You can become a National Association of Rocketry Member by clicking on this link.   Please note on the signup form that NAR Section # 717 sent you.  The NAR likes to keep track.                                                                                            

If you have not already done so, please enter your name in the Flight Form on the Right Side of the page as we have to give this list to the Park a day before the Launch.  

If you have already done this,  please enter it again just to make sure. The Form will tell you if you have already done so and you will not have to do it again.

We fly A through G Motors but no Multi-Stage or Cluster Rockets at this time.

All Rockets and Motors must be inspected before you go out to the Pads.

We will also be asking for people to volunteer to be Spotters on the field.  We will change people around as the day goes on.

We are doing everything we can to stay in the good graces of the Park and the County.

The BARS Launch Crew get to the field at Vista View Park at about 10:00 AM to set up 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, sunscreen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. The South Florida Sun is very strong.  Even on a Cloudy Day,  you will get fried! Chairs, small covered tents, and tables are welcome as well.

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.  Please 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 with our Launches every month!  

See you all this Saturday,

The BARS Launch Crew

Brian, George, Nick, Roy & Marc

May 082019
 

Hello to all of our flyers, spectators, and friends!

We are on for this Saturday May 11th starting at 10:00 AM to setup and get flying.

The administration at Vista View Park has cleared us for the use of “Hill” for the day!

 

 

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Park!

The weather is looking pretty good   

No rain in the forecast!

Partly Sunny   87°F
wind speed: 7 mph SE  wind gusts: 11 mph
max. UV-Index: 8

Our next General Launch is this Saturday, May 11th, with setup starting at 10:00 AM.  Your help setting up is very appreciated!

Please remember to sign up to our Member/Mailing  List.   You must be on that list to Fly and go out to the Launch Pads at Vista View.

Please note:  Requirements to be able to Fly at Vista View Park.

You must be a NAR Member to go out to the Pads.  Not a NAR Member yet?  Come on out and see what we do.  And bring your Rockets.  A BARS Member will take your Rocket out to the Pads and recover it for you.

You can become a National Association of Rocketry Member by clicking on this link.   Please note on the signup form that NAR Section # 717 sent you.  The NAR likes to keep track.                                                                                            

If you have not already done so, please enter your name in the Flight Form on the Right Side of the page as we have to give this list to the Park a day before the Launch.  

If you have already done this,  please enter it again just to make sure. The Form will tell you if you have already done so and you will not have to do it again.

We fly A through G Motors but no Multi-Stage or Cluster Rockets at this time.

All Rockets and Motors must be inspected before you go out to the Pads.

We will also be asking for people to volunteer to be Spotters on the field.  We will change people around as the day goes on.

We are doing everything we can to stay in the good graces of the Park and the County.

The BARS Launch Crew get to the field at Vista View Park at about 10:00 AM to set up 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, sunscreen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. The South Florida Sun is very strong.  Even on a Cloudy Day,  you will get fried! Chairs, small covered tents, and tables are welcome as well.

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.  Please 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 with our Launches every month!  

See you all this Saturday,

The BARS Launch Crew

Brian, George, Nick, Roy & Marc

Apr 102019
 

Hello to all of our flyers, spectators, and friends!

We are on for this Saturday April 13th starting at 10:00 AM to setup and get flying.

The administration at Vista View Park has cleared us for the use of “Hill” for the day!

 

In other news,  we finally found the needed push-button switches on-line and replaced the Main Launch Button.

Plus we built four new legs for one of our PVC Pads that had been out of service. 

All is well!

We are looking for a good turn out, so please join us at the Park!

The weather is looking pretty good   

No rain in the forecast!

Partly sunny
82°F    Wind speed: 7 mph ESE  Wind gusts: 13 mph
max. UV-Index: 11

Our next General Launch is this Saturday, March 9th, with setup starting at 10:00 AM.  Your help setting up is very appreciated!

Please remember to sign up to our Member/Mailing  List.   You must be on that list to Fly and go out to the Launch Pads at Vista View.

Please note:  Requirements to be able to Fly at Vista View Park.

You must be a NAR Member to go out to the Pads.  Not a NAR Member yet?  Come on out and see what we do.  And bring your Rockets.  A BARS Member will take your Rocket out to the Pads and recover it for you.

You can become a National Association of Rocketry Member by clicking on this link.   Please note on the signup form that NAR Section # 717 sent you.  The NAR likes to keep track.                                                                                            

If you have not already done so, please enter your name in the Flight Form on the Right Side of the page as we have to give this list to the Park a day before the Launch.  

If you have already done this,  please enter it again just to make sure. The Form will tell you if you have already done so and you will not have to do it again.

We fly A through G Motors but no Multi-Stage or Cluster Rockets at this time.

All Rockets and Motors must be inspected before you go out to the Pads.

We will also be asking for people to volunteer to be Spotters on the field.  We will change people around as the day goes on.

We are doing everything we can to stay in the good graces of the Park and the County.

The BARS Launch Crew get to the field at Vista View Park at about 10:00 AM to set up 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, sunscreen and head covering to protect you from the Sun. The South Florida Sun is very strong.  Even on a Cloudy Day,  you will get fried! Chairs, small covered tents, and tables are welcome as well.

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.  Please 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 with our Launches every month!  

See you all this Saturday,

The BARS Launch Crew

Brian, George, Nick, Roy & Marc