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|Welcome to NEFAR!
Who are we? NEFAR is a group of dedicated rocketeers who have organized to make good launch opportunities available to ourselves and other responsible flyers. NEFAR is is affiliated with the National Association of Rocketry (Section #563) and Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA Prefect #35).
Who can attend? All interested rocketeers, their families, and any other rocketry-friendly responsible persons are welcomed. You don't have to be a member to attend a NEFAR launch or fly your rockets there. (You DO need appropriate NAR or TRA certification to fly high-power rockets. Flying low-power and mid-power rockets does not require certification.)
What do we do? We hold low, mid, and high power rocket launches (A - M impulse motors) at the Clegg sod farm near Bunnell, FL. The field is FAA waivered for high power rockets flying up to 2,000', with call in for "windows" to higher altitudes up to 10,000 feet.
We collaborate with a number of schools, colleges, and civic groups to facilitate and promote the use of rocketry for educational, recreational, and research purposes.
When? Our launches are on the second Saturday of each month, with two-day launches (Saturday and Sunday) in April and November. Launches usually start about 10:00am and close at 3:00pm in the winter, 5:00pm in the summer.
Where? At the Clegg Sod Farm near Bunnell, FL. See the Launch Site page for details.
Why? Because it's fun! Exciting! It is also highly educational, recreational, and a great way to meet smart people.
How do I get started? Come to a launch! Or if you prefer, contact the webmaster or one of the NEFAR officers to discuss your rocketry interests, and how NEFAR might facilitate your rocketry plans.
We adhere to strict rules of safety and legality, and require that our guest flyers do likewise. Following the rules allows us to launch large and exciting rockets to high altitudes.
I'm Coming! What should I bring?
February Launch a success!
It wasn't nearly as cold as we feared, and lots of rocketeers turned out. Lots of flights, very few failures. Photos and a few videos are out there, more videos to come!
NASA selecting 50 social media "users" to attend upcoming Atlas launch
In an effort to expand it's media coverage into the social media realm, NASA is looking for active social media users who post multimedia regularly and thus have the ability to reach large numbers of social media users. The Atlas launch will occur on March 12th at Canaveral Air Force Station, just a skip and a jump for many NEFAR members.
For more info, click: NASA Webpage or NASA Facebook page
Thanks to Thea Mathen for sharing this event!
Please do not use 418mHz at NEFAR launches
If you are planning to use telemmetry at a NEFAR launch, try to avoid using the radio frequency 418 megaHertz as it is the same frequency used by our new wirless launch control system. Problems could ensue.