Attention High-Power Flyers:
WSR has recently seen an increase in high-power flyers as well as certification attempts. In order to serve all rocketeers as best we can, and to make sure we can support high-power flyers with the proper equipment and personnel, we have instituted some new policies with regards to high-power launches.
Effective immediately, you must notify club leadership AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE LAUNCH if ANY of the following conditions apply to you:
- If you plan to certify L1 or L2 with the NAR. We want to ensure that we have people authorized to witness and approve your certification flight. You must bring your own filled out certification forms as well as your current NAR membership card (or your receipt for paying dues online). Copies of the L1/L2 certification form can be found on the NAR website. If you are working on your L2 certification and you need to take the written test, you must contact club leadership to make sure test forms are available. However, it is much easier and expeditious to take the written test at one of our Tuesday night build sessions rather than at the field. You cannot attempt your L2 certification flight until you have passed the written exam; if you fail the written exam, you must wait 30 days before taking the written test again. We cannot witness or approve Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) or Canadian Association of Rocketry (CAR) certification attempts. However, if you already have a current TRA or CAR certification, we will recognize your certification and allow you to fly motors up to your certification level. We will ask for your current membership card for proof of your certification level.
- If you plan to fly a rocket weighing over 20 pounds at the pad. We want to make sure we bring the appropriate launch hardware.
- If you plan to fly a rocket powered by a motor of K impulse or larger.
- You must provide simulation data for your rocket, including projected altitude, stability margin (CG/CP relationship), and projected speed at the end of the rail (assuming an 8’ rail).
- You must call or email WSR leadership with this data for approval. Please see the WSR Contact Page for contact information.
WSR strongly recommends the use of rail buttons on high-power rockets. We can accommodate 1010 and 1515 rail buttons.
All flights must be conducted under the provisions of the NAR High-Power Safety Code. The appointed Range Safety Officer (RSO) on duty has the final and absolute authority to approve or deny any launch for any reason.
Wright Stuff Rocketeers Board Of Directors