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See Upcoming Events on the right for announcements. We try to post cancellations.

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. At present, our West Mesa launch site is used for TRA Research launches unless special arrangements are made in advance. 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 Tuesday, 17 December 2013 20:30
 

Upcoming Events

Sport Launch

The next Sport Launch will be at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 3rd at the Waterfalls Launch site. The regular business meeting will be held at Los Compass Restaurant just off Hwy 70, following the launch.

 
HPR Launch

The monthly High Power Rocket launch will be at the SMRA Launch Site in Alamogordo on Saturday, April 19th. The launch begins at 9:00 and ends when we run out of motors or fair wind conditions.

 
SCORE Regional

Regional Rocket Contest

SCORE, Pueblo, Co.

April 19th and 20, 2014

Where: SCORE (Hudson Ranch) in Pueblo, Colorado

Events:

  • BX5 Cluster Altitude - CF 18
  • FAI A PD (not Multi-round) - CF 7
  • B Payload Altitude - CF 15
  • A Helicopter Dur - CF 20
  • C BG     - CF 20

Total Contest Factor - 80

Note: I'll have 40mm kit for the FAI event in a couple of weeks.

Altitudes will be measured by altimeter.

 

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