[roc-chat] Re: Prospective new member

  • From: Richard Dierking <redierking@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <roc-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 21:22:04 +0000

I've conducted launches in Hemet for Space Camp in Idyllwild at West Valley HS. 
 So, I know that you can get permits through the Hemet Fire Department.  I 
think it was around $15 for the permit. For Valley Wide, this is a no go.  
Valley Wide's regulations specifically prohibit model rockets.  I've tried a 
couple of times to get approval, and even asked to speak to their Board of 
Directors, but was turned down.  I believe that I could get CDF approval for a 
model rocket launch, because I've obtained permits before.  It's too bad - a 
shame really, because Diamond Valley's an excellent park that doesn't get much 
use.  Sometimes, I just get tired of swimming upstream. Richard From: 
Subject: [roc-chat] Re: Prospective new member
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 12:57:07 -0800
To: roc-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

It's a little bit of a trek from Temecula (although no where near as long as 
Lucerne :) ), but you might try Diamond Valley Lake Community Park (if you 
haven't already). I launch there individually on occasion and my son goes to 
the Western Center Academy at that site and I believe they do a launch on 
occasion through the school. I don't know if they cross all their I's and dot 
all their T's, but it seems to indicate that it's at least a possibility. You 
can get more info at the Valley Wide Recreation website: www.vwrpd.org and I 
can try to get more information from the school principal if you would like 
some assistance. If you want to talk about it more off chat, feel free to email 
me at jason.nordgren@xxxxxxxxxx

On Dec 5, 2011, at 11:57 AM, Richard Dierking wrote:Sorry to say, TRG doesn't 
currently have a good launch site.  I'm continuing to pursue through the City 
of Temecula, but didn't have any luck over the summer.  I'm conducting a model 
rocket workshop for about 30 Cub Scouts next week, and another workshop at the 
Temecula Library on Weds, January 11th.  It would sure be nice having a local 
launch for these kids.  Until I find one, I'm suggesting launching with ROC.
There's teacher at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore that might be planning 
launches at the school.  It's an excellent site.  I'll check to see if they're 
planning any launches.
From: jason.nordgren@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [roc-chat] Re: Prospective new member
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:35:32 -0800
To: roc-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thanks for the correction guys. That's what I get for opening my trap before I 
fully researched the topic. :) Still, as Rick and Richard both said, even if 
you're not flying HP it's a very good idea.
P.S. Richard, are you still running low power launches through TRG? I live in 
Hemet and it would be nice to get out for a little closer launch every now and 
On Dec 5, 2011, at 10:29 AM, Richard Dierking wrote:Currently, National 
Association of Rocketry (NAR) or Tripoli Rocket Association (TRA) membership is 
not required to fly at ROC launches, and you don't have to be a member of 
either organization to be a ROC member.  However, it's true that you obtain 
insurance when you join TRA or NAR - so it's a very good idea.
I'm not an insurance agent, but the insurance coverage's for both TRA and NAR 
are similar.  If you're thinking about joining NAR or TRA, I suggest visiting 
their websites and taking a look at the policies and the FAQ's listed for 
insurance.  The deductibles are different for the two organizations.
There are other benefits of joining NAR or TRA and again I suggest checking out 
their websites.  Whether to join NAR or TRA comes up frequently, and some 
people feel very strongly about one or the other.  For me, I say "join both!"  
NAR started out in model rocketry, and is considered the more nurturing of the 
two organizations.  TRA had its beginnings in high-power and that says a lot.
If you have questions, one of the best place to get answers is at a ROC launch. 
  We love rocketry and sharing information.
Hope this helps,
Richard Dierking 
> Subject: [roc-chat] Re: Prospective new member
> From: jason.nordgren@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 09:43:55 -0800
> To: roc-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hi Brian. I'm new to the group too and I can say that they're a great bunch. 
> I did my L1 last month and Rick and Jack especially were of tremendous help 
> and both of them were very friendly. I had been watching the chat list for 
> quite a while prior to my launch and attended LDRS an NSL as a spectator and 
> I've never seen a group more willing to help each other out. I just paid my 
> daily launch fee last time since I could only make it for one day, but I plan 
> to "officially" join in January. Come out this weekend and I'm sure you'll 
> agree it's well worth it. 
> Cheers and welcome from a fellow newb,
> -Jason
> P.S. if you're not yet a member of NAR or Tripoli you can join on site. It is 
> a requirement to be a member of one of those orgs (for insurance reasons) 
> before you can fly. You can even join and cert that day if you want to fly 
> High power. 
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 5, 2011, at 9:11 AM, Brian Morilak <brian.morilak@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > My name is Brian Morilak and I am brand new to So Cal. I moved to Apple 
> > Valley last weekend to start a new job at SCLA, born and raised in Ohio. I 
> > have buiilt and flown Estes for the last 16 years (usually just once a 
> > year). I assumed that since now I live in a desert, there'd be rocketry 
> > clubs, looks like I was right. I found this one and I'm interested in 
> > coming out to the next launch (this weekend right?). Wondering who I should 
> > introduce myself to out there in regard to membership. 
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