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Sport Launches

On the first Saturday of every month, FLARE holds a public sport launch at the Waterfalls Launch Site. Launches start at 9:30. Public means that anyone is welcome to join us by launching their own rocket, or just stop by to meet us and watch. There is no fee for attending this activity. Sport, Model, and Medium Power (MPR) launches may be conducted at this site. Due to the proximity of HWY 70 we are limited to FAA Class 1 (official definition) rockets unless we arrange special clearances. In general, flights below 3000' AGL are fine.

Waterfalls Launch Site - Las Cruces

Get directions, or download a PDF map.

See Launch Waiver information.

HPR Launches

SMRA Launch site, Alamogordo

On the third Saturday of each month, our sister club Spaceport Model Rocket Association (SMRA) hosts an HPR launch. This is where we most often conduct high power launches, and often conduct regional NAR contest launches. Sport launches are always welcome. This launch field is exceptionally well appointed, including permanent shade structures, porta-potties, and an artesian well. Electrical hookups for overnight camping are available upon request.

Here are driving directions from Las Cruces. SMRA has standing clearance to launch Class 2 (official definition) rockets up to 12,686' AGL. Permission is secured with Holloman AFB and the FAA prior to each launch day. As of April, 2012, FLARE will be announcing SMRA 3rd Saturday launches on our home page.

West Mesa, Las Cruces

Some of our High Power Rocket (HPR) launches take place on the fourth Saturday of the month. Our West Mesa launch site is used primarily for TRA Research launches and these events are open to NAR/TRA members and invited guests. See Launch Waiver information. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you need additional information.

West Mesa Launch Site

Here are driving directions to the West Mesa Launch Site.

See Launch Waiver information.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:01

Upcoming Events

Sport Launch

FLARE Sport rocket launch and Night Launch. Sport launch at 9:30 am on Saturday, November 14 at the Waterfalls Launch site. The business meeting will follow, around 11:30 at Los Compass off Hwy 70. The Night launch will begin setup at the Waterfalls site at 4:30, the public is welcome at 06:00 pm.

HPR Launch

High Power Rocket launch at the SMRA Launch Site in Alamogordo on Saturday, October 17th. The launch begins at 9:00 and ends when we run out of motors or fair wind conditions.


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