I attended NARAM-54 which was flown at the same location.I've never been too fond of that site seeing that it's a sewage treatment facility. Don't like the idea of walking around in fields where raw sewage is being spread. I don't mean any disrespect to the organizers but would prefer that the only thing I pick up from that field is a rocket.
I'm the secretary of SMASH/MMAR, so I fly there a lot. I've never gotten sick there, even pulling a rocket out of a drainage ditch. Just make sure you wash your hands before you eat and don't go swimming and you'll be fine.I too was at NARAM 54 and remember the 'irrigation' towers.
A Google Map view of the area (2016) shows obvious areas of discoloration and pooling of liquids in the area where the launches took place last time. The Muskegon Wastewater Facility website says, "The water is then used to irrigate 5,100 acres of crop land as the final treatment. Soil absorbs pollutants, viruses & mechanically strain suspended solids. Bacteria within the soil consume organic matter while the roots take up nutrients."
It would be interesting to know the actual status of the ground that they're planning to use considering that the Facility definitely reports putting viruses and suspended solids onto the soil as the last step in the treatment process.
Good advice that I follow for every launch I attend, no matter where it is located...I'm the secretary of SMASH/MMAR, so I fly there a lot. I've never gotten sick there, even pulling a rocket out of a drainage ditch. Just make sure you wash your hands before you eat and don't go swimming and you'll be fine.
I am affiliated, we're testing out the webstore for registration right now.http://www.nar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Rocketry-Festival-2017-Program-Guide-PDF-4-14-2017.pdf
Info Packet for the week, some stuff is still from NARAM 54, but it has the schedule for the week, launch info, rules, etc...
Still haven't found a registration website, getting pretty close....
Not affiliated, I was just poking around on the internet and found it.
I second this, anyone know what vendors will be there? Gonna make a motor order soon and want to see if I can just avoid the hazmat instead.Trying to identify motor vendors attending Naram. Specifically, vendors licensed to ship motors. Anyone?