2018 week of rocketry!
ARLISS/XPRS: September 14-17
XPRS: September 18-20
Daily Waiver has changed to
with launch windows to 150,000'
through Thursday - AeroPac sets up and
holds our annual
Projects may fly, but you
will need to coordinate your launch with
the ARLISS ground crew. That really shouldn't impede your project unless you
need our launch gear and if so, you'll have to wait for an available pad
(rarely is that a problem).
Friday through Sunday are for XPRS
competitions and indvidual flights.
It's that time of year again!
Due to Burning Man having an exclusive restricted access for Black Rock this
time of year, they and the BLM require all participants in AeroPAC rocket
launches print and post an
on a visible area on their vehicle(s).
They also require that all members coming out to the launch to follow the
designated path as outlined in the Finding
the launch site document.
- The speed limit along the Burning Man setup area is 20 MPH. There may be
signs posted and the speed limit will be enforced. Go slow.
- It's probably a good idea to carry some sort of rocketry ID like a Tripoli
or NAR card or even an Aeropac membership card.
- BLM Rangers, county sheriffs, and Burning Man police will be patrolling
the playa to make sure that there are no unauthorized people out there. They
may stop you and ask for your authorization to be there. The
(coming soon) that you printed out and put on your dash is your
-You should print out the map Finding
the launch site even
if you know how to get there. The authorities might ask for the map also.
This is what the permit should look like, click on this image to
download the .PDF or you can download this image to a .JPG
Do you fly a DRONE?
AeroPac's policy on flying them at our launches.
AeroPac's and California Space Authority's Virtual Classroom will be
providing satellite Internet service, radio base station support for Beeline
and GPS Flight systems and web casting of
the entire launch from that point on.
For those of you planning
to fly over 30,000' please
Night launches Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights
- From 8:00 to 11:00 pm
- J impulse maximum without advance notice
- Rocket must have a light source on all separable
rocket parts with a strobing light visible from 100 feet.
- 12,000 feet MSL is the maximum altitude for this event.
Lodging and other accommodations
Black Rock Bungalow
- Bruno's - Gerlach: (775) 557-2220
- Best western inn &
RV park: 877-576-6776 (toll free)
- Lazy B Inn: 775-575-4452
- Fernley Super 8 Motel: 775-575-555
- Truck Inn: 775-575-4800 (more of a truck stop
but they do have rooms)
- Lahontan motel 775-575-2744