[NRVR-Members] FW: VAST July Launch

Thomas Tweeks Weeks tom at theweeks.org
Mon Jul 6 22:54:38 CDT 2020

Passing this on from Chuck, the President of VAST where we're flying in a couple weeks.
Here are VASTs low and high power flight cards if you want to fill them out before you go:
[ http://server2.nrvr.org/files/VAST_2X_HPR_Flight_Card.pdf ]( http://server2.nrvr.org/files/VAST_2X_HPR_Flight_Card.pdf ) 
[ http://server2.nrvr.org/files/VAST_2X_Model_Flight_Card.pdf ]( http://server2.nrvr.org/files/VAST_2X_Model_Flight_Card.pdf ) 
And again.. if you have not RSVPd, here's the sign up:
 [ https://tinyurl.com/vast-launch-july ]( https://tinyurl.com/vast-launch-july )
Below are the details of the launch.. and I've CCd Chuck if you have any questions.
I have guests in town and so my plans may change for the 18th.. but I recommend meeting up early on the 18th at McDonalds on Roanoke St. down near I81.
On Monday, July 6, 2020 3:32pm, "Valley AeroSpace Team" <valleyaerospace at gmail.com> said:

Feel free to share the below message with your members regarding the July VAST Launch.
Let me know if you have any questions.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Valley AeroSpace Team <[ valleyaerospace at gmail.com ]( mailto:valleyaerospace at gmail.com )>
Date: Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 3:29 PM
Subject: VAST July Launch
To: Biggame338 <[ biggame338 at aol.com ]( mailto:biggame338 at aol.com )>

Friends of VAST,

VAST will be holding a Sport Launch on Saturday, July 18th, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at our Jack Mountain Village launch site near Monterey, Virginia.  The previously scheduled Night Launch has been cancelled.  Sunday, July 19th will be a Tripoli Research launch with range hours of 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
This will of course be weather permitting with the final GO/NO-GO decision being made the Friday evening before by 8:00 PM.  Check the launch status on [ VAST’s website ]( http://valleyaerospace.com/ ) before leaving for the site (if the Green  GO  button is shown, the launch is on).  I am planning to be at the site Saturday morning around 8:00 AM to begin setting up for the event.  Feel free to join me if you'd like to help (please let me know ahead of time if you plan to help).

Also, I will not be checking to see if the hay has been cut until a few days before the launch.  I will send out a follow up email to let everyone know.  Even if it is cut, there will still be the usual areas of tall grass, shrubs, briars, and marshy ground (not to mention the trees surrounding the site)!

As with the June launch, we will follow whatever COVID 19 requirements are in place at that time.  If something changes that hinders our ability to hold the launch, I will let everyone know as soon as I know. 

If anyone is ill or displaying any symptoms, considered at-risk, or simply has concerns with being around others, you should not attend.
Here are the basic participant guidelines that I would like each of you follow:

Parking - Upon arrival, please park with larger (not excessive!) than usual side-to-side gaps between vehicles. Vehicles parked end-to-end do not require extra spacing.

Personal Measures - Even though we are outdoors, please respect and practice social distancing and use hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes. Note: we will have hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes available in common areas but since quantities may be limited, please bring and use your own when possible.

Registration/Contact Information - Please fill out the attached registration sheet and either email it back to me to bring it to the launch. 

RSO Check - Normal checks for first flight and all high power rockets will be performed. Hand your rocket to the RSO and step back to a safe distance while remaining engaged and ready for questions. Use hand sanitizer!

Flights Cards - The usual paper flight cards and pens will still be available for use at the range canopy but if you have concerns with handling them, you can print the attached versions, fill them out with your own pen ahead of time, and bring them up with your rocket. They can be printed on plain paper (no need for cardstock or colored paper) but please print the Model version using a color setting for easier differentiation from the High Power version. Also, anyone attending Sunday's Research Launch and planning to make a Research flight can contact me for that flight card.

Porta-potty - There will be hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes available; Use them!
Please let me know whether you plan to attend or not as soon as possible.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to respond.  Hope to see you at the field!

Chuck Neff
Valley AeroSpace Team - President
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