ROCstock June 2021

Hello Everyone,

ROCstock 2021 is right around the corner, June 11-13. Range setup will begin around 1pm Thursday and launching will begin Friday morning. Night flights on Friday and Saturday, weather permitting of course. We are also one of 12 sites across the country hosting the TARC National Finals. There will be teams launching their rockets on Friday and on Sunday morning. The teams will have a dedicated prep area and pads for their flights but this will not affect the rest of the launch.

A few reminders for the launch……

We are currently under stage II fire restrictions. All campfires must be above ground and a Cal Fire permit MUST be obtained and in possession to have a campfire, use a camp stove, or have any open flame. Cal Fire does visit our launches and the fine is not worth it. These are very easy to obtain by watching a short video and answering a few questions on what you just watched. You can obtain the permit here -> Permits – Ready for Wildfire

Unfortunately, NO Drones at anytime or place during our events are allowed. “Drone” Policy has Changed to Prohibit ALL Radio Controlled Aircraft at ROC Launches

Porta Potties will be on-site Thursday afternoon along with hand wash stations. No dumpster will be on-site. Pack it in – Pack it out.

It will be warm to HOT with temps in the upper 80’s to upper 90’s so bring plenty of water and sports drinks to keep hydrated. Beer and soda is not water and does not keep you as hydrated.

AMW and Discount Rocketry are scheduled to be on-site.

We are still under CDC guidelines so please keep distancing in mind in locations such as registration, pad assignment and safety check areas.

We will have T-Shirts, hats, stickers and raffle tickets for sale. There will be two raffles, one for adults and one for kids. LOTS of prizes available!!

Looking forward to a great ROCstock and seeing everyone on the playa.

Gary Schneider
ROC President


Lifetime Membership Awards

The ROC Board of Directors would like to extend a gratitude of thanks to Mike Ostby and Kurt Gugisberg for their years of hard work and dedication to the club.

Mike Ostby has served as President for the last four years.

Kurt Gugisberg has and continues to serve as the club’s equipment manager always keeping the club’s equipment in top condition.

We would like to thank them by providing lifetime memberships. Thank you both for your continuing dedication to the club.


ROC Board of Directors


Nov ROCstock Postponed, 3-Day ROCstock Dec 7, 8, 9th!

The November 10-11 ROCstock has been cancelled. ROCstock has been rescheduled for December. This will be a three day event beginning Friday, December 7th, going through Sunday afternoon, December 9th.

Although conditions on the lakebed continue to improve, they are still not acceptable to hold a launch. ROC is working closely with the BLM and a grading contractor to restore the site to acceptable conditions.

Board of Director Election results will be announced via roc-chat/announce and posted to the website the weekend of November 10th. Voting will close as originally announced November 8th. The Annual Membership Meeting will be held at ROCstock the afternoon of December 8th. The new Board of Directors will again be announced during the Membership Meeting and will meet thereafter to vote for 2019 officers.

See everyone in December!


Saturday 5am weather update

Steady rain since Midnight. Still raining. Will post Updates as we can. We’ll report on lakebed conditions as soon as we sun up and we can see things.

Mike Ostby


July Launch

Our July monthly launch is this Saturday. Setup will start at 7am, with the range opening once setup is finished. Help with setup and teardown is always appreciated.
The forecast calls for a sunny, dry, calm and hot day with a high in the mid 90s. Be sure to bring plenty of water and sun protection. Arrive and fly early to beat the heat-the range won’t stay open late if it’s too hot and there aren’t many flights.