09Feb2019 Launch Canceled

Hello all,

Tomorrow’s weather calls for 50% chance of rain in the early morning, winds 10-20 mph with gusts up to 35. This combined with the excessive rain over the last two weeks with little time for the ground to dry creates a very messy launch site with winds detrimental to good launch.

On top of this ROC canceled their launch again this weekend, and so our monthly pickup of motors will not be coming through. I contacted BAR and asked them to ship the motors, but as of 4pm today (Friday) they have not yet arrived. Without these motors, most (maybe all?) will have no high or mid power motors to launch tomorrow, and some may even be out of model rocket motors.

Due to the combination of these events, we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s launch. I will let everyone know as soon as our motors arrive. Nov-Feb is always an iffy period for weather, but usually by March it clears up a lot, so hopefully no issues for a March 9th launch. If you have any questions, please address them to president@skarclub.org

Thanks,

-Chris

Launch is a go this weekend!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we are good to launch at the new location. Check out the events page, or the window to the left for more information. Remember we have a new launch location at Koehn Dry Lake bed! Hope to see you all there!

Build Session Tomorrow!

Hello all!!

Just a reminder that our build session is tomorrow. I am going to move it up two hours to get us out of the main heat of the day. So it will be 10AM to 1pm-ish. We can still go as late as 3 or as late as people want to fight the heat. I will have the fans on in the morning, and hit the swamp cooler on about 9am and hope it helps!

 
Bring your rockets!

Officer Election update

Hello all. So for elections this year, Here are the candidates nominated this year:
 
President: Christopher El Sergio Birkinbine
Vice President: John Patwell
Secretary/Treasurer: Kevin Dolber
Adviser 1 (Tehachapi): Joseph Walsh
Adviser 2 (General): Jeremy Louke
Adviser 3: (General): – Carrie Dykes
 
I am recommending since we have no contest for any position that we dispense with voting, and accept these candidates for the 2018/2019 year. If anyone disagrees, please email me at president@skarclub.org Any disagreements will be confidential and only 1 disagreement will be enough to instead bring this to a vote. I’ll give it a few days for anyone to contact me before making it official. Thanks!

2018-2019 SKAR Board of Directors Nominations Due May 31st

Hey everyone, it is that time of year again, time for SKAR Elections!
 
If you are interested in helping out the club by volunteering your time to help with the administration, please submit your self as a candidate at the link below by May 31st.
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQDstiEituShOAX5vbSbnX0y_Ev5rUthGEuc9cLhJfZz_faA/viewform?usp=sf_link

April Launch Canceled

In classic Air Force manner, the airspace manager has sent an email out last minute canceling their approval for our launch tomorrow.

It has been pointed out that some land that may make a good launch location exists near California City that we originally dismissed due to it being BLM land ( which means we will have to pay to use it). I will check and see if it is outside of the airspace we are currently under and if it is I will verify cost and submit the FAA waivers needed to move our launch location there. This new area is a dry lake bed outside of cal city called Koehn lake.

It has become apparent that the increased weekend use of the airspace by the Air Force, is not a fluke or a temporary thing

March Rocket Lab

Hey all,

 

Just a friendly reminder that we have our rocket lab build session at the usual place and time tomorrow, noon to 3pm! Bring whatever you want to work on, but if you are planning in attending our night launch in July I definitely recommend checking in on the requirements, and getting some work done there! Check events for more details!