Sport Launch

Sport Launch Area:

  • The NAR will host a Sport Launch area for all non-NARAM 59 flights. The pads will be set up to the west of the Contest Range.
  • An FAA Waiver will be in place to fly up to 15,000 feet.  AGL.
  • Staff on hand can certify you for both NAR and TRA L1 & L2 (including administration of Level 2 tests)
  • Work with your TAP or L3CC if you are going after your L3 certification at NARAM 59

Motor Vendors:

  • A number of motor vendors will be on site to take care of your motor needs. Please contact one of them to reserve motors in advance.

Sport Range:

  • The Sport Range will be managed by MMAR, the site host club. They will support a number of high powers pads.
  • Flights up to complex M and simple N motors can be accommodated.
  • Pads will be available with all standard rod and rail sizes up to 1.5″ rail.

Tower Launches:

A 17 foot launch tower will be available at the 1,000 foot cell for larger launches.

If you need non-standard launch equipment for your project.  please contact the Sport range Manager, Rob Dickinson, at 616 350-2010, or rdickinson@email.com. We will do all we can to make sure you can launch your project!

 

High Power Bulletins:

  • If questioned, fliers must provide evidence that any high-powered rocket that they present for flight will not exceed the 15,000-foot waiver ceiling limit in effect.
  • No one without a NARAM name badge is allowed past the spectator barrier.
  • No one under-age or not certified for the applicable motor impulse will be allowed past the safety check with a rocket containing a high power motor unless accompanied by an appropriately certified sponsor.
  • All igniters for high power rockets will be installed only at the pad before the flight, They must be brought to the safety check in desk separately from, but along with the rocket.
  • Sensitive igniters (such at “electric match” and” flash bulb” ) must be shorted out until hooked up to the range launch control system at the pad.
  • Altimeters with ejection charges are no to be powered up until the rocket is at the pad and raised for flight .
  • All motors must be currently certified to be flown on the NARAM field.

Radios:

We use FRS radios to announce our events, so bring your radios, and listen along!

The Big Icky!

 

South of the launch site, there is a LARGE settlement pond. Please fly the field, and direct your rockets EAST, away from the pond. Event staff will have casting equipment and a small boat available to attempt to retrieve rockets from the pond.  DO NOT ENTER THE POND without permission from event staff! Notify event staff of the situation, get a FRS radio, and we’ll work through retrieving your rocket (if you really want it back!) 🙂

 

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