CRASH members love to share STEM knowledge with anyone interested in model rockets. Did you know this simple toy teaches aerospace, aviation, engineering, chemistry, aerodynamics and mechanics? It appeals to anyone also interested in astronomy, 3D-printing and manufacturing. Kids love this hands-on learning method and putting principals into practice with safe, professional help.
Students who keep up with this activity, are top contenders for future jobs in the aerospace industry and other technical professions. The Colorado Front Range, known as “Aerospace Alley”, has one of the highest concentrations of aerospace companies in the nation. Colorado brings in students from all over the globe to meet job demands. Many of these companies have expressed interest in developing talent locally, so that the time spent achieving clearance levels could be shortened and their productivity would greatly increase. Your student could be earning these good-paying jobs, right here in Colorado, with skills learned from CRASH.
Email us at crashonline.org so we can assist you with letting your
student or hobbyist fly.
Update on our club’s launch site: We have met with city officials three times to discuss the future of CRASH at Bear Creek Lake Park. No reasonable solution has been offered. We agreed to pay a fee to continue. We have placed signs in the park letting other park patrons know of our activities. The public support for CRASH has been overwhelming. Please continue to write Lakewood Mayor Paul and City Council expressing your interest in keep CRASH at Bear Creek Lake Park (apaul(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)lakewood.org and CityCouncilMembers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)Lakewood.org" href="mailto:CityCouncilMembers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)Lakewood.org">CityCouncilMembers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)Lakewood.org).
Thank you for your support!
NOTE: Dry weather flight restrictions are currently in effect, please review them here.
C.R.A.S.H. holds sport launches twice each month year ’round. Launches are held on the first Sunday at Noon and the third Saturday at 10:00 AM at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no fee for launching with us, but contributions are welcome, and will help us maintain and improve our equipment. However, there is a $10.00/vehicle park entrance fee collected by the City of Lakewood to maintain the park. (you can find out more information at the Launch Site Directions page)
C.R.A.S.H. is National Association of Rocketry Section #482.
We conduct all of our launches in accordance with the Model Rocket Safety Code and NAR Model Rocket Safety Code . C.R.A.S.H. conducts non-waivered launches. Per the City of Lakewood and the NFPA 1122, Section 3.3.8 we are limited to motors with a propellant weight of no greater than 2 oz. If you are unsure if a certain motor – or combination of motors – is permitted, please ask before flying.
One of the biggest challenges we see beginners have is with igniters, please review our pdf about correct igniter installation to help ensure more successful rocket launches.
Please Note: NAR has imposed a temporary flight restriction on Cesaroni VMAX motors. Any flights on a CTI VMAX must use at least one electronic system installed for primary recovery. These electronics need to be able to handle the short G period of these motors to insure “Flight in progress” triggers.