Thanks, can one pitch their tent behind their popup in the parkings spots?Yes, pop ups/easy ups are allowed. In the actual parking lot, the parking rows will be defined but not the individual parking spaces. We don't expect to fill up the entire parking lot, so a personal vehicle with a shade canopy (or an RV) can take up two parking "spots" end-to-end. The individual parking spaces are only drawn in for scale.
The designated "onsite camping" area along the south fence line is primarily intended for those who might want to tent camp (we had two or three such campers for NSL 2010). Those who plan to camp on site in their RV's can simply pick a spot in one of the parking rows.
While folks will be allowed to pitch a tent behind their popup in the parking lot if they wish, we reserved the space along the south fenceline because it will be less dusty there. The main parking area will start to get pretty dusty by Monday morning from people walking back and forth and vehicles coming and going. We don't have any camping police that will force people to do their tent camping next to the fenceline, however! ;-)Thanks, can one pitch their tent behind their popup in the parkings spots?
No launching on Friday -- Holloman AFB won't allow us to launch within their air space on a weekday that isn't a federal holiday. We have range setup on the schedule so that folks who are planning to camp out in their RV or in a tent will know that the range will be accessible at that time if they want to pick out a spot and set up their base of operations for the weekend on Friday. The range will be accessible all day Friday, but with the Sunspot Solar Observatory tour in the afternoon and the social in the evening, the best time to find staff members at the range to answer questions or provide assistance will be in the morning.Friday's schedule list range setup... what time do launches start on Friday?
Who's the Alabama flyer? Maybe I know himThanks, John.
Registration has been open for just over a week, and we already have people registered from the states of Washington, Wyoming, California, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, and Alabama. And a vendor coming from Georgia! It's already looking like we're going to have a fun group of flyers!
That is an old map. You can't access the site from the Alamotero Rd entrance (washed out and no longer graded, plus fenced off).There WAS a map on the NSL website; however, I don't see it now. I've asked our webmaster to add it to the site; in the meantime, here is the map: (removed)
That is not an old map; it's a map that I drew 6 months ago by tracing a current Google Earth image. It doesn't show Alamotero Rd going all the way to the launch site. It shows the road ending at the locked gate half a mile east of the launch site. I only drew the road in for reference. I could eliminate some of that road to avoid confusion, however -- I need to update the map anyway to show where the museum warehouse is. I drew the map before the tours were approved.That is an old map. You can't access the site from the Alamotero Rd entrance (washed out and no longer graded, plus fenced off).
I don't have the rules posted to the NSL website yet, but we are planning an upscale contest, and if your high power night launch Solar Flare is the same one I saw entered in the upscale contest at NARAM 57 in Tucson in 2015, then it's exactly what we had in mind for this contest, and you're welcome to enter it in the contest.A number of us SARA folks are going. Hope to see you there! Looking forward to the night flights as usual. Planning on flying the Solar Flare at the night launch on a K1275 Redline and a new tube fin night rocket that I am currently building. Hopefully we can get an active night launch going as it is always fun to see what great designs people come up with.
Only one family from SARA registered so far (Crampton).A number of us SARA folks are going. Hope to see you there! Looking forward to the night flights as usual. Planning on flying the Solar Flare at the night launch on a K1275 Redline and a new tube fin night rocket that I am currently building. Hopefully we can get an active night launch going as it is always fun to see what great designs people come up with.