The Blue Mountain Rocketeers maintains a launch site waivered by the Federal Aviation Administration with a ceiling of 5,000 feet AGL, fielding 32 pads supporting flights of "A" through "I" impulse. Due to land ownership issues at the east end of the launch area, we must limit the size and impulse of the rockets launched in an attempt to maintain recovery on the field. As a general rule, flights of "A" through "I" impulse are supported. Due to land ownership limitations surrounding our launch site, we must evaluate requests for larger flights on a case by case basis.
"Sparky" motors are allowed at the March, April and May launches only. During these months, RSO's will evaluate each sparky motor flight on a case-by-case basis, based upon current field conditions and conditions of the surrounding area. All decisions of the RSO are final with regard to allowing or denying any rocket flight from the BMR launch site.
A variety of stainless steel launch rods from three to six feet long up to 1/2 inch in diameter are available, as well as three, six and eight-foot long launch rails. NAR level one and two certifications and testing are available to eligible individuals. Hobby vendors are usually also on-site. However, please contact us ahead of time to verify their attendance. BMR has an open range policy charging no pad or event fees or membership dues, and welcomes all NAR, TRA , CAR and non-members to come participate in our monthly launches.
All aspects of the National Association of Rocketry's Safety Codes are followed. Only commercially manufactured rocket motors certified by the National Association of Rocketry, the Tripoli Rocketry Association and the Canadian Association of Rocketry are allowed. No experimental motors are allowed.
For rocketry enthusiasts who wish to spend the night in Dayton while attending our launches, there is the Blue Mountain Motel, located at 414 West Main Street in Dayton. Call the Blue Mountain Motel at (509) 382-3040 to make reservations.
The Best Western Plus hotel sits on a hill at the east end of Main Street overlooking the town. With 50 rooms/suites, indoor pool, excercise room, and free breakfast, the Best Western is a great place to stay. Call to make reservations at the Best Western by calling 1-800-780-7234.
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