Remember that we will be launching this Saturday, July 20, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
We expect to open the rang and begin flying at 7AM and continue to 1PM, weather permitting!
We expect Discount Rocketry, for all you low power needs, but no high power vendors.
Temperatures are expected to be about 95°F, with very low humidity and high UV index. Please bring plenty of water and prepare for summer on a desert lakebed.
It’s been a tough year for flying! Much like our east-coast friends, we spent the fall, winter, and spring building rockets instead of flying them due to unstable weather. As a way of saying “Thanks” to all of our Executive Members, ROC is providing FREE Executive Memberships for 2020 to all of our existing Executive Members.
It’s simple, if you are a current, paid Executive Member at the end of this year, December 31st, 2019, then you’ll automatically get 2020 for free! That’s $60 you can spend on rocket gear, motors, or whatever you want!
1. If you paid for a 2019 Membership already, including those that paid in the last three months of 2018, you will automatically be renewed for 2020. There’s nothing to do. To check your current membership status, log-in at: https://roc.wildapricot.org/ or ask at registration.
2. If you join as an Executive member ($60) between now and December 31, 2019, you will receive all of 2020 for free. Join here: https://roc.wildapricot.org/
3. Family membership policy remains unaffected.
4. Non-member fees remain unaffected.
5. Pre-registered Youth Group fees remain unaffected.
After checking the expected weather, we will be starting an hour early tomorrow, Saturday.
The waiver will open and flights will begin at 7AM.
The weather for NSL 2019 is expected to be warm and beautiful. The high temperatures should be in the mid 80s and the lows in the high 50s.
Humidity will likely be between 20% and 30%. Low humidity can cause very rapid dehydration, so bring plenty of water. Sports drinks are also very useful. Energy drinks and caffeine in general can increase your rate of dehydration!
The UV Index will be VERY HIGH, likely 10 out of 10 most of the day. Please remember a hat appropriate clothes for the sun (exposed skin can increase your chances of sunburn). Sun block is essential.
Be sure to monitor your children for dehydration and sun exposure. Smaller bodies can be affected much more quickly! Anyone who is not acclimated to the desert southwest needs to be cautious! These conditions can be life-threatening. A bit of prevention is fairly easy and much better than being hospitalized with heat illness (or worse!).
We expect fairly calm conditions in the mornings, so if you have something your really want to fly, plan to fly early in the day when conditions are normally better.
We are looking for a photographer (some photographers?) to volunteer to take documentary photos at NSL. This includes photos of people and their rockets, rockets being prepared to fly, rockets flying, and various other activities. We need high quality photos and information about the people and rockets in them. (name, home town, kit type, motor used, etc.) This will be for historical purposes, use on our web site and social media, and possible publication. Everyone is welcome to post their photos to our Facebook group, on Twitter (#nsl2019), etc. But we also need some that are a bit more formal.
If you are interested in helping out during part of NSL, please email firstname.lastname@example.org