Tuesday, October 22, 2019 General Membership Meeting Announcement

SLRA is having our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, October 22nd, at our regular meeting location:

Fallon's Bar & Grill 9200 Olive Blvd. #116 Olivette, Missouri, 63132

The room will be available at 6:00 PM and the business meeting will start at about 7:00PM.

If you're a member of SLRA and are registered on the website, you can view minutes of previous meetings here: Meeting Minutes Page, The meeting minutes will be the basis of our "old business" discussion.

The standard agenda for all meetings is as follows:

  1. Treasury Status.
  2. Recognition of Achievements
  3. Recognition of Contributions
  4. Members expenses.
  5. Old Business - please review minutes for last month's meeting for topics
  6. New Business

Online and paper membership forms with payments received by mail to be processed by treasurer and president.

Please email admin@stlouisrocketry.com if you have new business for the meeting.

Elsberry HPR Launch Update

Right now precipitation does not seem to be a problem for Saturday, but cloud cover could be.  Weather Underground is showing about 70% coverage.   So we may have to wait for the blue skies to be over us depending on how high the ceiling is and how high the rockets are going.

The launch status is currently go, but with a weather caution?  Please check our website before you head to the launch site. 

So, with an uncertain cloud ceiling, we are asking for help from any flyers who plan to fly rockets they have flown before that have a pretty accurate estimate of altitude, in order to help us to determine how high the cloud ceiling is.

Thanks, Dan Welling

High-Power Launch @ Elsberry, MO – Saturday October 19th

Saturday, October 19thisthe date for our next high-power launch. This launch will be held at the Elsberry launch field (see map).

  • Our waiver will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The range may or may not remain open until 5:00 pm, depending on how many people attend and how many rockets we want to fly.
    Our waiver altitude is 6,500 feet AGL, with call-in windows to 14,500 feet AGL.
  • The club equipment trailer should arrive at the field around 9:00 am for us to begin setup. We would greatly appreciate as much help as possible with setup and cleanup, so please plan to arrive early if you can.
  • There will be neither food concessions nor restroom facilities at this site, but it is a very short drive into town for those needs.
  • Launch fees will be $0 for Low-Power Rockets (also called Model Rockets and class 1 rockets, with 1/4 A up to G80 engines) if you're a PAID SLRA member, and $3 if you're not a paid SLRA member; and $10 for High-Power Rockets (also called class 2 rockets, with H up to O engines), however we are currently only able to fly rocket motors up to M.
  • We plan to have various sizes of launch pads set up, from the 1/8" model rocket rods up to 1515 rails. If you have any special needs, please reply to this email and we will see if we can accommodate you. In particular, if you need the "Monster Pad," please let us know ahead of time.
  • Typically some of us try to meet for breakfast in Elsberry at Rachael's Place before set up.  Please let us know ahead of time if possible.  (That way the first person there knows whether we may need a table for 8 or maybe just 2 or 3.)
  • As always, please be courteous to our hosts and respectful of their property, including driving slowly on all farm roads. Once we get on site, we will clarify where it is okay to drive and park.

Location and directions to field:

Take MO-79 to Highway JJ, the first intersection south of the town of Elsberry.
From this point, we should have signs up to guide you - but head east onto Old Missouri 79 (if you were coming north from the St. Louis area, this is a right turn) and continue straight onto the farm road where the main road takes another right turn.

If you have any questions, please email admin@stlouisrocketry.com.

October Fly XVIII

This weekend we are running October Fly XVIII at Buder Park in St Louis. We'll fly Saturday and Sunday. I will be on the field on both days by 8AM with the goal of starting flying by 9AM. Saturday we'll stop around 5PM approximately. Sunday we will have a hard stop at 3PM.

I will be using a misfire alley range setup. . Sport flyers are welcome, but bring your own launch equipment.

John Buckley