ROCStock Reminders

Hi All, Our November ROCStock launch is coming up next Friday-Sunday, November 12-14. 
The BOD is experimenting with an optional survey to gauge launch attendance ahead of time. The form is here and hopefully self explanatory:  https://forms.gle/SQj2Sib5G9fBgc2e7 . We’ll be spending a good amount of time looking at data trends before starting to use it-and it’ll only be used to help us set rough expectations for resource needs. To reiterate, this is entirely optional, and if your plans change or you forget, that’s 100% okay and expected. 
This is our first November ROCStock in a few years, so if it’s been a while since you’ve camped out on the lakebed, be sure to review the camping and survival page here: https://rocstock.org/camping-survival/ as well as any other pages you may find relevant to your questions. 
We will be holding our annual members meeting on Saturday at a TBD time. 
As always, monitor the website, social media and/or our email lists for last minute updates. 
Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!

-Andrew
ROC VP


Rain on the Lakebed

After up to an inch of rain there is very little standing water, but the lakebed is saturated. With no additional rain we should be good for ROCstock. We will be continuously monitoring conditions. It has been confirmed as a La Nina year, so stay tuned.


Tomorrow’s Launch is CANCELLED!

Due to rain on the lakebed we must cancel the launch tomorrow.

We have been informed bybthe vendor that conditions are too wet for the porta-potties to be delivered.

As I write this it is still raining on the lakebed. Hope to see everyone for November ROCstock.


October Launch Reminders

Hi All, 
Our October launch is coming up next Saturday, October 9th. As was previously communicated, this will be a single day event with our normal monthly launch setup, not a ROCTober style event. While it is a bit far out to predict the weather, it is likely to be cooler than previous months, so as always, dress for the weather and drink water. As always, show up early and fly early for the best conditions. 
This month, and going forward, the BOD will be experimenting with an optional survey to gauge launch attendance ahead of time. The form is here and hopefully self explanatory:  https://forms.gle/SQj2Sib5G9fBgc2e7 . We’ll be spending a good amount of time looking at data trends before starting to use it-and it’ll only be used to help us set rough expectations for resource needs. To reiterate, this is entirely optional, and if your plans change or you forget, that’s 100% okay and expected. 
Looking forward, we will have our first November ROCStock in 2 years next month! This will be a 3 day event from November 12th-November 14th focused on high power flying. 
-Andrew
ROC VP


September Launch Report

We had a great September launch!

Launches:

1/2 A: 2
A: 11
B: 46
C: 69
D: 6
E: 7
F: 22
G: 9
H: 13
I: 3
J: 5
K: 3

For a total of 196 flights!

Certification Flights:

There were 4 Level 1 attempts and 3 Level 2 attempts. Congratulations to all those that were successful!

Thank You to Brian Sutton for launching his “Fallen Heroes” rocket. It was a great flight.

Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday, October 9th!

Cari Schneider
ROC Membership Chair