ROC Board of Director Self Nomination Announcment

It’s that time of year folks! If you’ve ever wondered about the “behind the scenes” of your club, wanted to become more involved in club decision making, simply want to “pay it forward” or just want to learn more about rocketry then consider self-nominating for a seat on the ROC Board of Directors.

There are four full term (three year) Director seats up for election this year. David Erbas-White has once again volunteered to collect the nominations. Andrew Wimmer is this year’s Election Chairman. Any adult ROC member in good standing can self-nominate by writing a Statement of Self-Nomination and short bio. Make sure to include a photo. Please send to: bigbearrockets@cox.net. The deadline for self-nomination is August 31st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.  Ballots will be cast electronically via the Wild Apricot Membership Portal during Sept and Oct.  Results of the election will be announced during the Annual Members Meeting November 10th, 2018 at ROCstock. If elected, your annual club fees are waived.

Please consider running for a Board of Director seat. It’s a great way to become more involved and have fun while making a difference in the hobby we all love so much!

Mike Ostby,  President


ROCstock June 8-10

June ROCstock is right around the corner folks! Launching will begin as soon as the range is set up Fri morning, June 8th, and there will be a night launch Saturday evening. Standing altitude waiver is for 14,500 AGL, with call-in windows to 19,000 AGL. Remember that ROC Executive Members fly free! The non-member launch fee is $30 for all three days-there is no per-day fee. Please see the ROC website to JOIN and for other information. Joining ROC must be done via the website and CANNOT be done on the lakebed. Be sure to pack and dress for the weather, it will be very hot, very dry and very sunny. See our survival page for more information. As a reminder, all campfire and stove users must acquire a California fire permit, which can be obtained here: http://www.preventwildfireca.org


ROC Statement Regarding the Aliso Viejo Explosion

The Rocketry Organization of California confirms that Stephen Beal was once a member of ROC.  He has not been a member in recent years.

As a family oriented club, ROC is saddened by the Aliso Viejo event.

ROC and it’s members have been contacted by the press, however, this event is not a hobby rocketry story therefore ROC will have no further comment.

The Rocketry Organization of California is a non-profit corporation established to provide a safe and legal environment for its members to enjoy hobby rocketry.


April Launch Report

Hello all.

Well, if you did not make it out to the April launch you missed out on one EPIC day!! The weather was fantastic as well as the flights and the company. Conditions could not have been any better with a chilly morning to start then it warmed up to the upper 70’s with just an occasional light breeze all day. We launched until about 2:30pm and had many great flights and over 20 cert. flights including Payton Kramer’s successful level 1, 2 and 3 flights all in the same day. Congratulations Payton!!

Please note – ROC will NOT be holding the May launch due to most attending LDRS 37 on May 16th – 20th.

Flight numbers…..

A – 16
B – 18
C – 54
D – 2
E – 24
F – 13
G – 11
H – 26
I – 21
J – 15
K – 4
L – 1
M – 1

Level 1 attempts – 11
Level 2 attempts – 9
Level 3 attempts – 1

21 total cert. attempts with all but 3 successful!

Total flights – 206

Hope to see everyone ROCstock, June 8th – 10th. Remember we will NOT be holding the May launch due to most attending LDRS 37 on May 16th – 20th in Helm, CA. We encourage all to attend LDRS 37. https://ldrs37.org/

Gary Schneider
ROC – BOD


No May Launch Due To LDRS

Just wanted to remind everyone that there WILL NOT be a May launch. We encourage everyone to attend LDRS hosted by our friends to the north of us, Tripoli Central CA. Make sure to sign up via the LDRS website. There will be a limited area reserved for ROC or you can find an open spot on the flightline. LDRS promises to be awesome with several special events and drag races. Information and details can be found here:

https://ldrs37.org

Mike Ostby, 
ROC President