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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

1st Annual Rocketoberfest celebrating the history of the V2 rocket at the White Sands Missile Range, at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 13th at the Waterfalls Launch site. The regular business meeting will be held at Los Compass Restaurant just off Hwy 70, following the launch. Here is a flier you can share with your friends.

 
Night Launch
Night Launch on October 4th from 6 to 9 pm at the Waterfalls Launch site in Las Cruces, NM. Everyone is welcome to come and fly your illuminated rockets, or just watch and enjoy. Illuminated rockets are fun soaring through the night sky, and this is an exceptionally dark location to fly from. Please bring a flashlight, and a jacket in case of cold. Here is a flier you can share with your friends.
 
HPR Launch

There will be a special High Power Rocket launch at the SMRA Launch Site in Alamogordo on Sunday, September 28th. The launch begins at 9:00 and ends when we run out of motors or fair wind conditions.

 

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