Nov 082019
 

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

Unfortunately, after looking at the increasingly bad weather reports,  we have decided to cancel our Launch tomorrow.

The current weather reports claim 40 to 50 percent of Rain Showers and thunderstorms from the morning to through the afternoon. 

And the Winds will be from 10 to 22 MPH.

This is not flyable or safe conditions.

Hoping for better weather in December.

And we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

The BARS Launch Crew

Brian, George, Nick, Roy & Marc

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Mar 072019
 

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

February was a bit windy but we still managed to get some flying done.

 

 

 

 

The weather is looking pretty good!  

Partly sunny
82°F    Wind speed: 9 mph ESE  Wind gusts: 13 mph
max. UV-Index: 7

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

 

Pookie, The Rocket Dog!

Dec 272018
 

 

Wishing all of our Flyers, Spectators, and Friends a very Happy New Year!

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for supporting Broward Area Rocketry throughout 2018.

 

It has been a bit of a rough year because of weather, permits and a few other factors but BARS is back on track and we all look forward to a great 2019!

And once again, I need to thank our Launch Crew, 

Brian, George, Nick, Roy, and our RSO/LCO Emeritus, Scott.  BARS could not have done any of this without you.

See you all on January 12th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

P.S.

We have a Flyer up in Punta Gorda who has a large amount of Rocketry Gear to donate to BARS if we can get it.  If anyone is going to be up in that area in the very near future, please Click Here to contact us for the pick up Information.

 

 

 

 

Dec 122018
 

Hello to all of our Flyers!

Our Broward County Permit has been approved.  We have a “GO” this Saturday!

Mostly Cloudy79°F
Wind Speed: 7 mph SW Wind Gusts: 11 mph
Max. UV-Index: 2

First of all,  many thanks to Chris Deal and Jessica DeChellis who administrate Vista View Park, for their help in getting our Permit Approved!  Without them, we would not be flying.
We are finally back and looking forward to a LARGE turnout!!

Our next General Launch is this Saturday, December 15th, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM.  In January we will be back to our 2nd Saturday’s.

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

My Puppy Pookie “The Beast” at 9 months old…  And 60+ Pounds

Nov 082018
 

Hello to all our Flyers.

Unfortunately bad timing and paperwork has forced us to cancel November’s Launch.

Honestly, we did not get our 2018-2019 County Park Permit in early enough and it will be several weeks before it gets all the signatures to be approved.

I am so sorry about this as we have had a year of cancellations because of really bad weather and now this.

Please accept my apologies and please come on out on December 8th, 2018 for the last Launch of the year.

Any questions, please contact me at info@narbars.org

Marc Schlesinger
President
Broward Area Rocketry