FYI...latest National Sport Launch update!
National Sport Launch 2004 Event Director
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From: Jeff Short
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 20:23:19 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [nsl2004] National Sport Launch Update! 12 days
In this update I would like to give an overview of the flow for
launching rockets at NSL 2004. This flow is planned out to be as
efficient as possible and we believe it will work. If things
need to change then it can be done onsite.
The first thing everyone will need to do is check in at the
registration tent on their first day of flying. There you will
receive your name tags and a packet of information about the
event. In this package will be a map outlining the fence
crossing points, no man’s land, refreshments, etc. There
also be a site rules package along with the appropriate
penalties if the rules are broken (where needed). Some vendors
have requested to be able to add a small amount of information
to these packets as well. I believe Art Applewhite is going to
include a free kit for the children to build onsite and fly if
they would like. We will also be monitoring parking so that no
one takes up more room than is required. We only have 2 rows of
parking and would like to not have people walk forever (i.e. If
you have a trailer etc then you need to park perpendicular and
not parallel to the taxiway).
Once the above is complete you are ready to fly. There will be
one area in the center of the launch area (just in the grass
about mid way between the taxiway and the runway). Here is where
all the people responsible for flights will be located. The
field RSO will be at various places making sure safety is always
followed as well as keeping an eye on all L3 flights. In the
central area you will first enter the safety check in. There
will be two check in stations one for HPR and one for Modroc.
You will need to fill out a flight card at this point unless you
have already filled one out. Once approved for flight you will
wait until the all clear is given to load another rack of
rockets. The pad sections are setup so that we can load one set
while the other is launching. You will be taken out in groups
with a Pad manager who will have your flight card and assign you
to a pad. Once loaded you and the pad manager will return to the
safety zone around the LCO area. The pad manager will give your
flight cards to the LCO/RSO who will be responsible for
announcing and launching the flights. Once all flights in your
section are done you will be able to go and recover your rocket.
The LCO will put your flight card into the raffle box as each
flight card is an entry into the raffle.
The launch hours are from 9-5 on Saturday and Sunday, 9 –
Monday. If you are available to help cleanup and pack away the
launch area on Monday afternoon any help would be greatly
appreciated. Everyone will be tired by this point so the more
hands we can get the faster it will get done so we can all get
As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact
James Duffy or I.
- posted 18 years ago