Bong Range

Operations

In the event of marginal wind or weather conditions, the event manager will make the decision on whether or not to cancel the launch.

  1. The NAR safety code applies.  No smoking or alcohol is allowed on the range

  2. NAR / TRA membership and HPR certification will be verified.  Bring your membership card.  It will be checked at each launch

  3. At all launches where the club launch equipment is used (usually Bong launches only), there will be a launch fee for people flying "F" size motors or larger.  The fee is $5.00 for WOOSH members and $15.00 for non-members.  Any member who volunteers to tow the club trailer to an event will not have to pay the launch fee

  4. Groups or Teams such as TARC etc. flying HPR will pay a Group Launch Fee of $25.00.

  5. Advance notice is now required for setup of the "Away pad" (M class motors & complex level). User(s) of the away pad must assist with tear down of pad. If notice is not provided user of away pad may set it up on their own. Notice shall be posted at YORF or Email the WOOSH list 48 hrs prior to the event

  6. Rocketry vendors do not pay a Launch Fee.

  7. A flight card must be filed for each flight

  8. A Safety Officer will check each rocket flying an "F" motor or larger.  The Safety Officer determines if a rocket can fly. The flier should know the anticipated altitude so that the waiver's maximum altitude is not exceeded.

  9. A motor retention method is required for all motors that are "H" impulse and above.  Friction retention alone is not allowed

  10. Each flight will be announced by the LCO and include a 5-second countdown.

  11. The waiver is for 10,000ft MSL.


Registrar

  • Checks NAR/TRA membership cards for current membership and high power certification level.

  • Maintains a roster of fliers.

  • Prepares a name tag that indicates the fliers certification level


Safety Officer

  • Monitors sky and range operations for safety.

  • Checks and approves rockets prior to flight. (See High Power RSO Checklist.)


  • LCO

  • Assigns rockets to a pad.

  • Verifies aiming of rockets.

  •  Operates launch equipment.


NOTE: A single qualified person can fill all three positions.