We have our Certificate of Authorization (AKA FAA Waiver) for 2019 in hand. It is essentially the same as 2018. The standing waiver will be 14,500 feet above ground level. For NSL and the November ROCstock there is the potential for call-in windows to 19,000 AGL with FAA approval.
With a new year upon us, it is a good time to stop and consider the way we run our launches and what it takes to do so.
The Board of Directors has members in attendance at every launch, and usually fill the major roles, such at Launch Director, Range Safety Officer, etc. None of the range positions requires membership on the board, and we could not operate without a large group of volunteers who fill positions such as Launch Control Officer, Pad Manager, and of course range set-up and break-down. These volunteers literally keep our club running. Our policy outlining the expectations for each position are linked below.
Safety should always be our overriding priority, with every rocket and every flight. We will be working with range volunteers to ensure we maintain our standards, and follow our written policies without exception. We need everyone to help with this! Please follow the flyer responsibilities, and if you see anything that doesn’t look safe to you, please discuss it with the RSO, LD, LCO, or any board member immediately.
Mike Ostby, President
Gary Schneider, Vice President
Neal Hunstein, Secretary
Kurt Gugisberg, Director
Allen Farrington, Director
Adam Dean, Director
Gregg Halligan, Director
Andrew Wimmer, Director
David Smith, Director
Read more information on flyer responsibilities here: https://rocstock.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/roc-flyer-responsibilities.pdf
Volunteers run our launches. Read more about their range duties here: https://rocstock.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/range-duties-policy.pdf
ROC is hosting NAR’s National Sport Launch for 2019. It will be held in place of our June ROCstock, June 7 to 9, at Lucerne Dry Lake.
We are looking for volunteers for the NSL Committee, to help plan and execute the launch and associated activities. We have a bit under six months to get things together.
Needed Committee Members:
-Scale contests, static and/or flying?
*Support for Level 1 and 2 certification (Should be NAR level 2 or 3)
Of course, we will need volunteers for all our normal positions at the launch.
To volunteer, please contact Greg Lyzenga, Dave Smith, or email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
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