We had a great launch today! Flying began at 7:00 AM and the last rocket left the pad at 11:45 when the temperature was on it’s way to 110!
For a total of 66 flights!
There were 23 Level 1 attempts and 2 Level 2 attempts. Congratulations to all those that were successful!
Thank You to all who helped set up, take down, LCO, Pad Manage, and Safety check rockets!
Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday, August 14th!
ROC Membership Chair
Be sure to bring plenty of water Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning for the high desert, including Lucerne Valley, extending until Monday evening. Be sure to bring shade!
The predicted high is 105 degrees, 5 degrees above the record for July 10. The low temperature Saturday morning is expected to be 78 degrees, with triple digits in the morning.
Humidity is expected to be in single digits on the lakebed, with extreme UV levels.
The wind prediction is 8AM to 10AM shows 6 to 9 mph sustained with gusts 14 to 17 mph.
We will try to start launching at 7AM (volunteers for set up will help this) and will probably wrap up early due to heat.
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 three full term (three year) Director seats up for election this year. Any adult ROC member in good standing can self-nominate by writing a Statement of Self-Nomination. Make sure to include a photo. Please send to: Xenonrocket@gmail.com The deadline for self-nomination is August 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Ballots will be cast electronically via the Wild Apricot Membership Portal from September 19th through 11:59pm October 31st. Results of the election will be announced during the Annual Members Meeting November 13th, 2021 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!
Gary SchneiderROC President
We had a great ROCStock weekend! Flying began Friday at 8:00 AM and the last rocket left the pads at noon on Sunday! The weather was warm with some breezes all weekend!
1/2 A: 1
F: 43, 18 of them being flown by TARC Teams flying for the National Finals!
For a total of 395 flights!
There were 2 Jr Level 1 attempts, 9 Level 1 attempts and 4 Level 2 attempts. Congratulations to all those that were successful!
Thank You to all who helped set up, take down, LCO, Pad Manage, Safety check rockets and visited our Vendors!
See everyone back on the playa on July 10th!
ROC Membership Chair
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.