Even though the City of Lakewood has agreed to let us continue to use our designated launch site while a long-term solution with Bear Creek Lake Park is discussed, as of October 2019, no meetings have been requested of us or with Lakewood City Council. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is involved and again, we are in jeopardy of losing our site in 2021 because model rocketry is not considered a “passive pursuit” by the city park staff. Also the city’s fire restrictions were modified from earlier versions to include more instances of “model rockets”. PLEASE continue to send letters of support to 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.