FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (and the answers to them)

General Rocketry Questions (1)

Other rocket clubs in the Central Florida area include the Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry (NEFAR) which launches on the second Saturday of each month in Bunnell; Tripoli Tampa Rocketry Association (TTRA) which launches on the third Saturday of each month in Plant City; and the Spaceport Rocketry Association (SRA) which launches on the third Saturday of each month in Palm Bay.

Please visit OrlandoRocketry.com for news and information about rocketry in Central Florida.

If you are not in Central Florida, RocketReviews.com’s Rocketry Clubs page allows you to enter your address and search for nearby rocketry clubs from a database of hundreds of clubs around the world.

Other sources of information on local clubs are our two national organizations, the National Association of Rocketry and the Tripoli Association of Rocketry.


ROCK Membership (4)

You can join our section on the field at any launch! Annual dues for the entire family are $15 (discounted to $10 if one is a member of the National Association of Rocketry). This fee goes towards the club equipment purchase and maintenance and our NAR Section insurance.

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NAR membership is not required to be a member of ROCK or to fly at our launches.

However, we strongly encourage joining NAR!

The benefits to joining NAR include support of the hobby at a national level, a subscription to the excellent Sport Rocketry magazine, and a $2 Million insurance policy covering your rocketry activities. NAR membership also allows you to compete in local, regional, and national rocketry competitions. Visit www.nar.org  for all the details and benefits.

Keep in mind, that our NAR section insurance does not cover your rocket activity, only our section liability. NAR’s section insurance protects just the club and the launch site’s landowners.  If you join NAR, your membership includes personal insurance that protexts you anytime you fly rockets – at a club launch or not – as long as you abide by the NAR safety codes and membership rules .


No, although we hope you will decide to join ROCK, you are welcome to attend one of our launches and fly your rockets even if you are not a member of ROCK.

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You can join our club at one of our monthly launches. See our Membership page for more information on joining ROCK.


ROCK Launches (5)

“Sparky” motors (such as the “Metalstorm” motors from Aerotech) may not be flown at ROCK launches. All such motors are classified as “high-power” motors even if they are designated as G motors or lower. Our launch site does not meet the requirements for high-power launches. We also have to be especially careful about the risk of file (or the perception of the risk) since we fly on a field within the Little Big Econ State Forest.

 


Yes, of course!  You’re welcome to join us at our monthly launch even if you only wish to observe.

ROCK doesn’t charge any fee for prople who attend just to watch the launches, but we are required to collect $2 from each person (over age 6) which is the Forestry Service’s charge for using the park.

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All you need to bring to a ROCK club launch are your rockets and supplies (motors, wadding, etc). The club provides launch pads and controllers. You might also consider water, sunscreen, a camp chair, and other non-rocketry items.

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NAR membership is not required to be a member of ROCK or to fly at our launches.

However, we strongly encourage joining NAR!

The benefits to joining NAR include support of the hobby at a national level, a subscription to the excellent Sport Rocketry magazine, and a $2 Million insurance policy covering your rocketry activities. NAR membership also allows you to compete in local, regional, and national rocketry competitions. Visit www.nar.org  for all the details and benefits.

Keep in mind, that our NAR section insurance does not cover your rocket activity, only our section liability. NAR’s section insurance protects just the club and the launch site’s landowners.  If you join NAR, your membership includes personal insurance that protexts you anytime you fly rockets – at a club launch or not – as long as you abide by the NAR safety codes and membership rules .


No, although we hope you will decide to join ROCK, you are welcome to attend one of our launches and fly your rockets even if you are not a member of ROCK.

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