AIRFest 30 Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2024

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rocketchick

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Hello Everyone!!

The website for AIRFest 30 is live!! Registration will go live on May 17th!

Make AIRFest 30 your rocketry destination for 2024. The Argonia Rocket Pasture is centrally located for everyone and we'll have some of the best rockets, best rocketeers, and major national vendors in attendance.

Please see the AIRFest flyer information page for all the updated information about the launch and range hours.

Book your hotels soon. The Anthony Cobblestone is still not in play so Harper or Wellington are your best bets after the small places fill up.

As always, nearly all of the fields in our 8 nm radius, 50,000' waiver are being actively farmed and TRACKERS ARE YOUR BEST ALLY for recovering rockets in the crops. Many fields will be cultivated dirt at this time of year, but there's a chance you might land in a weedy pasture or waterway. Prepare now by acquiring a tracking system for your rockets.

Speaking of 50,000' waiver - if your planning on exceeding 23,000' you have to get your flight reviewed and approved ahead of time. Visit the AIRFest website flyer information page for the form. You'll need to get that submitted by July 31.

Just a few details:
T-Shirts will be available on-site in limited quantities: Sizes S-XL: $25 -- Size 2XL and up: $30.
Sweatshirts which are hoodies are preorder only.
G-and-Under Adult Flyers must register on-site and fly for FREE.
Students and TMP Youth Flyers must register on-site and fly for FREE.
Youth Model Rocket flyers fly for FREE and don’t need to register.
AIRFest 30 pre-registration will end August 3, but you will be able to register on-site at the Rocket Pasture during the event!
On-Site Registration Fee for High Power Flyers: $70.00

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Amy Howell
Kloudbusters President


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Got our volunteer slots picked out, and noticed that sparkies are approved for this years Airfest!
Bringing the big guy and my favorite motor. Truly a spiritual experience to watch this flight, did it a few years ago and can't wait to do it again.

That needs to fly while I'm working at Away RSO.

I'll talk to Amy and convince her that it's an automatic decline if I'm not out there. :)

-Kevin
 
That needs to fly while I'm working at Away RSO.

I'll talk to Amy and convince her that it's an automatic decline if I'm not out there. :)

-Kevin

I'm sure we can make that happen, without getting Amy involved...:eek:

Room & board reservations made.

Registered.

Vacation request from work approved.

Then there's this...

rocketchick said:
Amy Howell
Kloudbusters President


Scary
 
Yes, camping is allowed.
Per the KloudBusters website "Range Info" tab:
"On-site camping is available at the launch site during scheduled launch days. There is no drinking water, electricity or waste dumping available for on-site campers. Most cellular phone subscribers have reasonably good cell service while on the Rocket Pasture. In some areas of the surrounding recovery area, the cellular coverage is less reliable."
 
All registered and ready to go. This will be my first time to Airfest. I usually fly with QCRC and Indiana Rocketry near Pence. Looking forward to meeting the Anti-Gravity Group in person. And getting to see everyone else. I missed out on Thunderstruck and MMWP of this year. Just need to keep the cat from walking across my keyboard while I type, lol.
 
Information for Flyers

The purpose of the following is to update and clarify some existing KLOUDBusters range rules.

A document formerly known as the KB High Altitude Project Submission Template has been revised and is now the “KB Project Submission Templatehttps://www.kloudbusters.org/docs.ashx?id=1119769

Staged High Power Flights

Any rocket with one or more “K” impulse motor is required to have electronic staging logic capable of inhibiting sustainer ignition in case of a non-optimal booster motor burn or unacceptable vehicle trajectory. As noted in the document “KLOUDBusters Rules for Multi-Staged Rockets” (https://www.kloudbusters.org/docs.ashx?id=1119772) any two-stage flight with one or more “K” impulse motor, regardless of altitude, will be required to submit the “KB Project Submission Template” document a minimum of 30 days prior to launch.

At AIRFEST any multi-stage rocket with a combined impulse of “J” or greater will be launched from an away bank (60s,70s,80s). Note – the RSO may add distance at their discretion.

Altitude Guidelines – Any rocket expected to launch to an altitude of 20,000’ AGL or greater requires the flyer to complete and submit the “KB Project Submission Form”. The long-standing threshold which was formerly 23k has been lowered to 20k. Simply stated, if you have a single stage rocket for which the expected altitude is 19,999’ AGL or less no submission is required prior to launch. Conversely, if you have a rocket you expect to reach or exceed 20,000’ AGL single- or multi-staged, the KLOUDBusters “KB Project Submission Form” must be completed and emailed to the prefect ([email protected]) a minimum of 30 days prior to launch.

Remote Controlled Aircraft – With regard to UAS, RC aircraft, drones, RC rocket boosted gliders, etc. - that is - if it flies and is remotely controlled and you plan on operating it at the KLOUDBusters Rocket Pasture, this applies to you. ANY PERSON WHO PLANS TO FLY ANY TYPE OF REMOTELY CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT AT THE ROCKET PASTURE MUST CONTACT THE PREFECT ([email protected]) A MINIMUM OF 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE INTENDED LAUNCH EVENT. As flyers of these type craft should be aware, any aircraft weighing more than 250 grams / 0.55 pounds is required to have remote identification per the FAA. All R/C flyers regardless of aircraft weight must complete and submit the “R/C Aircraft Flyer Agreement” (https://www.kloudbusters.org/docs.ashx?id=1375121) and comply with all stated limitations and KLOUDBusters-specific R/C rules. Aircraft under the 250 grams / 0.55 pounds weight limit do not have the RID requirement, however the R/C Aircraft Flyer Agreement affects all R/C aircraft operated at The Rocket Pasture. Any person intending to operate R/C aircraft at The Rocket Pasture will be required to read the rules and submit the signed form stating they agree to abide by the rules, or they will not be allowed to operate.



As it concerns AIRFEST, the 30 day prior to launch window closes July 31st. Please include the simulation file(s) when you email your submission.

That is all for now. Look forward to seeing everyone at The Pasture!

Cory Brennan – KLOUDBusters Prefect
 
Information for Flyers

The purpose of the following is to update and clarify some existing KLOUDBusters range rules.

A document formerly known as the KB High Altitude Project Submission Template has been revised and is now the “KB Project Submission Templatehttps://www.kloudbusters.org/docs.ashx?id=1119769

Staged High Power Flights

Any rocket with one or more “K” impulse motor is required to have electronic staging logic capable of inhibiting sustainer ignition in case of a non-optimal booster motor burn or unacceptable vehicle trajectory. As noted in the document “KLOUDBusters Rules for Multi-Staged Rockets” (https://www.kloudbusters.org/docs.ashx?id=1119772) any two-stage flight with one or more “K” impulse motor, regardless of altitude, will be required to submit the “KB Project Submission Template” document a minimum of 30 days prior to launch.

At AIRFEST any multi-stage rocket with a combined impulse of “J” or greater will be launched from an away bank (60s,70s,80s). Note – the RSO may add distance at their discretion.

Altitude Guidelines – Any rocket expected to launch to an altitude of 20,000’ AGL or greater requires the flyer to complete and submit the “KB Project Submission Form”. The long-standing threshold which was formerly 23k has been lowered to 20k. Simply stated, if you have a single stage rocket for which the expected altitude is 19,999’ AGL or less no submission is required prior to launch. Conversely, if you have a rocket you expect to reach or exceed 20,000’ AGL single- or multi-staged, the KLOUDBusters “KB Project Submission Form” must be completed and emailed to the prefect ([email protected]) a minimum of 30 days prior to launch.

Remote Controlled Aircraft – With regard to UAS, RC aircraft, drones, RC rocket boosted gliders, etc. - that is - if it flies and is remotely controlled and you plan on operating it at the KLOUDBusters Rocket Pasture, this applies to you. ANY PERSON WHO PLANS TO FLY ANY TYPE OF REMOTELY CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT AT THE ROCKET PASTURE MUST CONTACT THE PREFECT ([email protected]) A MINIMUM OF 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE INTENDED LAUNCH EVENT. As flyers of these type craft should be aware, any aircraft weighing more than 250 grams / 0.55 pounds is required to have remote identification per the FAA. All R/C flyers regardless of aircraft weight must complete and submit the “R/C Aircraft Flyer Agreement” (https://www.kloudbusters.org/docs.ashx?id=1375121) and comply with all stated limitations and KLOUDBusters-specific R/C rules. Aircraft under the 250 grams / 0.55 pounds weight limit do not have the RID requirement, however the R/C Aircraft Flyer Agreement affects all R/C aircraft operated at The Rocket Pasture. Any person intending to operate R/C aircraft at The Rocket Pasture will be required to read the rules and submit the signed form stating they agree to abide by the rules, or they will not be allowed to operate.



As it concerns AIRFEST, the 30 day prior to launch window closes July 31st. Please include the simulation file(s) when you email your submission.

That is all for now. Look forward to seeing everyone at The Pasture!

Cory Brennan – KLOUDBusters Prefect

I have submitted 2 KB project submission templates and wondering if there will be any feedback if they have been received and approved.
Thanks
 
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