TARC Special launch (for TARC teams needing to qualify for the April deadline)
Date(s) - 03/26/16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peckham Farm (URI Turf farm)
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Weather permitting, Rhode Island Model Rocket Association is having a limited TARC Rocket launch Saturday March 26th at 10 AM at University Turf Farm. Due to unpredictable weather conditions (wind and rain), check the RIMRA website to confirm the launch the day prior to the event (www.rimra.org). It should be fun! All are welcome to watch – spread the word!
Regional Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) teams will be flying their rockets in preparation for TARC qualification for the 2016 competition. You can learn more about the TARC Challenge here: (http://rocketcontest.org/).
The launch site is located on University of Rhode Island Property. The Launch field is located across Rt. 138 from the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center parking lot at the end of Peckham Farm Road.
About RIMRA: The Rhode Island Model Rocket Association (RIMRA) is a model rocket club and a sanctioned section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR # 755). Founded in 2013, the club looking to bring rocketeers together from all of the Southeastern New England area. RIMRA is a club composed of model rocket enthusiasts living throughout the southeast New England area and beyond. Members range in age and skill level from novice to very experienced. Club members come from all walks of life to share their common love and excitement for amateur rocketry. The mission of RIMRA is to provide a safe venue for launching amateur rockets and bring together people interested in amateur rocketry – whether they are new to the hobby or long time enthusiast. RIMRA promotes amateur rocketry as a tool for teaching engineering, mathematics & the physical sciences.
Outreach events are designed to encourage students to become involved with science and engineering through hands on experience with model rocketry. Groups from the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) work with RIMRA members to prepare for their competitions.
Sport flying, competitive events and high-powered rocketry are all part of the RIMRA schedule.
Safety is managed through a range safety protocol. Experienced rocketeers are always available to assist novice fliers.
Our Launch site is adjacent to the University of Rhode Island Campus, with launches held monthly on second Saturday, with Sunday reserved as a rain date. Launches are open to anyone who wants to build and fly model rockets. We are a low-power and high-power club and can fly any rocket to 1,500 feet. Anything over 1,500 feet to 3,000 feet requires clearance from TF Green’s tower who has final right of refusal. The public is always welcome to come and observe.
Sponsor Type: NAR SectionSponsor: RIMRA - 755
Event Director: Paul Raducha | firstname.lastname@example.org | 401-965-8443
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