OROC Summer Skies Launch July 25-27

The OregonRocketry Summer Skies launch will take place this weekend at our launch site in Brothers, Oregon. This will be a 3-day launch in our standard format: research on Friday, commercial motors on Saturday and Sunday. Hours will be 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday, and 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Sunday. If there is interest there will be night flights Friday and Saturday. The range may close earlier on Sunday if there are no rockets left to fly. Our standard waivers will be in place: 20,500’ AGL for the weekend, with a high waiver of 42,280’ AGL available with a call to the FAA.

The weather for this weekend will be sunny, with highs in the 90s. Conditions this year are very dry, so there will be no sparky motors allowed at this launch. Campfires are permitted in the two fire pits at the site, and firewood is available at the site for the usually chilly evenings. Port-a-potties will be serviced prior to the launch, but there is no water on site. Please bring extra water (and sunscreen!). Shade is also highly recommended this time of year.

This will be a much lower key event than the NXRS launch last month. Families are encouraged to attend, and rockets of all classes will be flown. If you are an Oregon Rocketry member there is no fee for the launch. If you are not a member, there is a non-member of $20 for the weekend for those flying. Spectators are free – invite your friends.

If you will be arriving at the site on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, please let me know so that we can coordinate setup of the range.

See you in the sage next week -

NXRS 2014 Pictures and Video

Many thanks to Gary Goncher and Mike Moore for getting some excellent pictures and video from NXRS! Visit the links below, perhaps your rocket was featured.

NXRS 2014 Pictures by Gary Goncher
NXRS 2014 Video by Mike Moore