I’d like to invite you all to our new section # 855 for Ventura area. We are currently in the process of opening a local launch site in Ventura. We are looking for a site somewhere between Ventura-Oxnard-Camarillo area. Ventura Rocketeers received the section certificate yesterday and we already have a meeting at the Rotary Club this week and plan after that to contact the City Parks department to get the ball rolling.
This of course will be for LPR maybe up to G motors depending on the site. It’s our mission to get the local youth, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, schools involved with hopes of setting up a local TARC team and more.
It is a hardship for many to drive to Santa Fe and or ROC Lucerne. Having a local site would benefit the local rocket community providing sport flying for the local NAR members as well as engaging the local youth in programs and launches to further their ambitions of aerospace.
The first meeting will be held at my studio in Ventura you can visit the website here and take the video tour of the studio. I think you’ll find it’s an ideal meeting place: http://www.steveneillsgarage.com/
It’s my hope some of you will want to get involved in our efforts and join our section.
Thank you for you time and we hope to meet you at the meeting.
Current member roster
1. Steve Neill NAR # 108000
2. Billy Stepler NAR#: 78265
3. Joseph Creager NAR #106785
4. Leslie Mayer NAR 69479 Tripoli 04678 KF6GNE L3
5. Carl Rheuban NAR # 107669
6. John Cosic NAR # 88050.
7. Robert Wieting NAR 87452 Tripoli 12826 [L1]
If you’d like to join our section please say so here and we’ll add you.
We are currently seeking a local launch site. As it turns out we found this Sunday that the Oxnard College soccer field is now chain linked and locked during the weekends. We are on the look for a landowner in the unincorporated areas to establish a launch site for low powered flights.