May 9th Launch Canceled

For the time being the May 9th launch is canceled. Since ROC is both a NAR Section and a Tripoli Prefecture we will wait until both national organizations have lifted their moratoriums. We also will comply with the San Bernardino County Public Health Order until it is rescinded. ROC is working on a Covid-19 social distancing guideline that may need to be implemented if we are permitted to have a launch. It will align with County Health Department reccomendations.


Safer at Home Rocketry Contest 2020 Update

We just added a prize sponsor – Discount Rocketry. They are a source for kits, motors, and most anything you need. Please support them at: Discountrocketry.com (760-224-0300)
And we’re adding another category for all of you who don’t necessarily want to design a multiple motor rocket – “The Prettiest” (you don’t even have to fly it) – to be judged by ROC Board member Adam Dean.

Tripoli and NAR Moratorium Extended

From Steve Shannon, President of Tripoli:
The Tripoli board of directors voted today to extend the moratorium on Tripoli group activities and launches for an additional two weeks. Everyone stay safe!

We also unanimously approved extending memberships to match.

 

March 28: Update on COVID-19 Policy for National Association of Rocketry

The recommendations from the White House and CDC on minimizing the risk and spread of COVID-19 continue to be that all “Avoid social gatherings in groups of 10 people.”

This recommendation is pretty clear and should be followed by all to help slow down and stop this rapidly growing health concern.

Based on the current recommendations of the federal government; and increasingly many states and local governments that require people to stay home, as the President of the NAR Board, I am extending the following policy to remain in effect until April 16, 2020:

1. All NAR Sections shall postpone or cancel Section launches, meetings, and other group activities during this period.
2. There shall be no organized launches, meetings, and other group activities of 10 or more persons during this period.

I will send an update on the policy on or before April 16.

I ask that all members please adhere to the intent and spirit of this policy and help to protect all who would be attending a launch from the possible infection of this virus.

Thank you and please be safe!

John Hochheimer
President
National Association of Rocketry


April 11 Launch is Cancelled

Due to the current Covid-19 situation and the Governors “Stay at home” order, ROC is cancelling the April launch.  We will continue to monitor the situation for any changes and updates.  In the meantime work on those builds, and participate in the Safer at home build challenge!  Hope to see everyone in May.
 
Gary Schneider
ROC Vice President
 
ROC’s Safer at Home Rocket Contest (March 24 until ??)
 
The contest is to build a rocket from either scratch or kit bash a rocket and to see what range of motors it will fly on. The person who successfully launches and recovers a rocket with the widest range of motors is the overall winner. See the contest post for details.

Safer at Home Contest

ROC’s Safer at Home Rocket Contest (March 24 until ??)
The contest is to build a rocket from either scratch or kit bash a rocket and to see what range of motors it will fly on. The person who successfully launches and recovers a rocket with the widest range of motors is the overall winner.
You cannot use one already built.
To compete, you must fly it at the next ROC launch on the smallest and largest motor that you designed it for. It must be recovered and be able to fly again, just like a cert flight. You can also use it to cert as well. (A flight means that it has to clear the rod or rail)
Painting is optional.
There will be prizes for the person with smallest starting motor, the largest starting motor, and the largest end motor.
There will be prizes for the best shred as well, so push the limit of design.
Simple rules:
The only modification allowed on the lake bed is to change motor adapters.
Recovery has to remain the same for all flights.
SIGN UP TODAY!!

GREGG HALLIGAN
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I need your name, email and phone number.