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We are a go for this weekend’s launch in Brothers, April 8 – 10. The range will be set up by early Friday morning, and port-a-potties will be put into useable shape by then. Sunriver Nature Center should be at the launch both Friday and Saturday for rocketry supplies. Weather conditions are forecast to be quite cold: Friday will be in the mid-60’s with partly cloudy skies and winds of 6-11 mph in the morning and 13-18 mph in the afternoon. Saturday is forecast to be mostly sunny, but with a high of only 42 degrees. Please bring warm clothing to the launch as temperatures will likely be in the teens both Friday and Saturday nights.

There is expected to be firewood at the site from last season, but it probably would not hurt to bring some extra if you have room. Warm clothing will be very important for an early season launch, including gloves and a good coat and hat.

Our standard waiver of 20,500’ will be in effect for this launch, with call-in windows up to 50,000’. Launch hours will be 8 AM – 6 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 8 AM – noon on Sunday (depending on weather and interest). Due to the late notice for this launch, there will not be an advance sign-up for LCO and RSO duty at this launch. There will be the usual sign-up sheets posted at the LCO table for 2-hour time slots for these duties. There will be a registration tent set up on the flight line early Saturday morning. Please check in and renew your membership (or pay the weekend launch fee if you are not a member). We also request that everyone sign a waiver for the property owners each year.

Camping is permitted on the flight line as usual. Port-a-potties will be provided along the flight line, but there is no water at the site. Please plan on bringing whatever you will use. Sunriver Nature Center plans to be at the launch on Friday and Saturday to provide rocketry supplies, kits, and motors for the launch.

Please join us for the first launch of 2022 this weekend.

Covid note: Mask mandates are no longer in place in Oregon, and masks will not be required at the launch. That does not mean that the virus cannot still spread. Please respect those who chose to wear masks, and keep appropriate distancing at the LCO table and pads.

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