Situational Awareness, objects often fall from the sky, sometimes at a very high speed. We have rules and procedures to make this activity as safe for everyone as possible, but things can happen if the rules are not followed. Everyone attending must understand and follow these rules to ensure safety:

  • Pay attention! Every flight is potentially dangerous to you and your family. If the Launch Control Officer (LCO) yells “Heads up!” he means it!
  • If you hear “Heads Up” and OR an Air Horn blasting it means that a rocket, or parts of it, are falling into the spectator/parking area. GET UP, SCAN THE SKY and make sure that you or the people near you are not under the falling object!
  • Parents please keep your children under control and be sure they understand these rules.
  • Pets, can we bring our Dog? Rockets are often very loud, many dogs are very frightened of these loud fast moving objects. If fido is accustomed to rockets then you may bring him LEASHED, be prepared to clean up after him!
  • Please stay behind the flagged flight line barrier, and please do not set up your chairs etc. at the barrier.
  • If the LCO announces a flight as a “Heads Up” flight, that means get on your feet and pay attention until the rocket’s recovery device deploys, or until the rocket is ON or IN the ground.
  • If you are away from the pad area and cannot hear the public address speakers, please tune your FM radio to the advertised station to monitor LCO announcements.
  • Do not attempt to catch any rocket as it lands. Even a small rocket can cause an injury.
  • Do not pick-up or move any rocket that is not yours, unless you have the owner’s permission.
  • Do not drive wheeled vehicles along the flight line. This includes ATV’s, bicycles, tricycles, etc.
  • Park your car in the marked Spectator parking area!
  • Please keep control of your trash and carry it off the field when you leave.

NSL-2018 is a Carry In CARRY OUT Event!