[NRVR-Members] Updated invitation: LAUNCH: Kentland High Power Research Launch @ Monthly from 9am to 5pm on the fourth Saturday from Sat Feb 26 to Sat Oct 28, 2023 (EST) (nrvr-members at nrvr.org)

Thomas Tweeks Weeks tom at theweeks.org
Mon Aug 15 22:22:31 CDT 2022

Just to clarify the messy & confusing invite that just went out..
Unless announced.. all future launches will be commercial, not research launches.  So please let us know a couple weeks ahead of time if you need to fly a research motor.
On Monday, August 15, 2022 11:02pm, tweekstemp at gmail.com said:

LAUNCH: Kentland High Power Research Launch
NRV Rocketry, Tripoli High Power, Research Launch (TRL), one dayThis is a TRA insured, high power,  research launch.. that allows both stock-commercial/certified as well as uncerti


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NRV Rocketry, Tripoli High Power, [ Research Launch  ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fgoog_1373057046&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw32kchAlSHkG-LrYw1pY2vK )[ (TRL) ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tripoli.org%2FPortals%2F1%2FDocuments%2FSafety%2520Code%2FResearch%2520Launches%2520FAQ%2520-%2520July%25202017.pdf&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw1sW4izXUdwW-M7p1dTOPpz ), one day
This is a TRA insured, high power,  research launch.. that allows both stock-commercial/certified as well as uncertified/resarch low and high power motors.

Setup begins at 9am and we start flying by 10:30, weather permitting. Our site FAA waiver is 10,000 ft AGL, but for safety our ceiling is limited to 5,000ft AGL, we have a max motor total impulse of L, and max rocket-on-pad weight of 30lbs. All high power flights will be  reviewed and must be approved by by [ RSO(at)nrvr.org ]( mailto:RSO at nrvr.org ).

As per Virginia Tech (the land owner) policy:

is intended for University Students and NRVR members/supporters only
As per [ updates to VT policy ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fready.vt.edu%2Fpublic-health-guidelines.html%23masks&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw2lkjW5aLg2LtzMBDy684H2 ) "masks are not required in outdoor settings at this time"

NOTE: All New Flyers, Student flights and certification attempts must submit
             a [ Pre-Flight Data Capture form ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fserver2.nrvr.org%2Ffiles%2FNRVR_Pre-Flight_Data_Capture_Form_2020.pdf&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw1ooppJ9ZbVAapsqL-OYmA_ ) to [ officers at nrvr.org ]( mailto:officers at nrvr.org ) 

Details & Information about this launch:
This is a  [ Tripoli Research Launch ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fserver2.nrvr.org%2Ffiles%2F2021_SLP-card.pdf&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw3IoIB_WbxDoaOVJykhdf65 ) (see [ TRL ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tripoli.org%2FPortals%2F1%2FDocuments%2FSafety%2520Code%2FResearch%2520Launches%2520FAQ%2520-%2520July%25202017.pdf&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw1sW4izXUdwW-M7p1dTOPpz ))
We have all sizes launch rods and rails from 1010, up through 1515/Unirail (advance request for 1515 and UniRail please)
NEW Launch maximums are:
New ceiling restriction of 5kft, 
New total (combined) max motor impulse of L, and 
New total max loaded rocket weight (on the pad) of 30lbs
For L motor flights, or flights over 3,000 ft please [ contact us ]( mailto:officers at nrvr.org ) and [ submit this form ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fserver2.nrvr.org%2Ffiles%2FNRVR_Pre-Flight_Data_Capture_Form_2020.pdf&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw1ooppJ9ZbVAapsqL-OYmA_ )
High Power Vendor:  -no-vendor-
High Power Launch fee of $10/day (volunteers $5 off, NRVR members additional $5 off)
Students fly High Power for free (but donations appreciated)
For certification flights or exams, contact the prefect through [ officers(at)nrvr.org ]( mailto:officers at nrvr.org )
Indoor restroom facilities will be available when no high power flights in progress.
Other [ launch site info, local hotels, campgrounds & amenities here ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fnrvr.org%2Fabout-nrv-rocketry%2Fkentland-farms%2F&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw3qybQKdc77PnEENYozn8an )
Safety Requirement - Medium-High Power Pre-Launch Approval Form:
For Medium through High Power Flyers (F and larger motors), special [ RSO approval documentation ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fserver2.nrvr.org%2Ffiles%2FNRVR_Pre-Flight_Data_Capture_Form_2020.pdf&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw1ooppJ9ZbVAapsqL-OYmA_ ) is required if you meet any of the following conditions: 

are a non-NRVR-member, or are a new or a student flyer flying F - high power
plan on doing a cert flight,
plan on flying on an L motor,
are flying anything with a projected apogee over 3k ft (AGL) altitude,
are flying a research or modified (non-stock) motor, a complex multi-stage/cluster, or
are using exotic recovery or custom build materials (e.g. 3D printing, "weird rockets", etc) 
or the RSO or other officer requests more pre-flight data
If you match any of the above criteria please fill out [ this pre-flight data capture review form ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fserver2.nrvr.org%2Ffiles%2FTRA_Pre-Flight_Data_Capture_Form.pdf&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw0GH4umWZ7SsBHYF4mDMXw- ) and send to [ officers(at)nrvr.org ]( mailto:officers at nrvr.org ) before launch day for a pre-launch document review & flight approval. If you meet any of these criteria and fail to send this info ahead of launch day, you may experience launch delays, be required to have a more in depth tear down or multi-RSO inspection, or be disallowed from flying your project at our launch.

Please monitor our website [ www.nrvr.org ]( https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrvr.org&sa=D&ust=1661050920000000&usg=AOvVaw0lKdQyvr1gYTIvX_LCECBT ) for any weather related changes.

WhenMonthly from 9am to 5pm on the fourth Saturday from Saturday Feb 26 to Saturday Oct 28, 2023 (Eastern Time - New York)

LocationKentland Farm, 5250 Whitethorne Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
[ View map ]( https://www.google.com/maps/search/Kentland+Farm,+5250+Whitethorne+Rd,+Blacksburg,+VA+24060,+USA?hl=en )


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