Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society, MARS Club
In order for MARS to begin a flying season we unfortunately can NOT allow spectators at this time!
MARS Rocketry is a family friendly rocketry club that flies at the National Warplane Museum airfield, just minutes from Rochester and only an hour from Buffalo, in Geneseo, NY. Started in the early 1960’s MARS is NAR’s oldest continually active section, and the largest rocketry club in New York state. Our launches host club members and guests flying rockets ranging in size from 1/4″A” powered Estes rockets to “N” powered monsters.
MARS is National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Section #136 and Tripoli Prefecture #162, all MARS launch activities are governed by the Tripoli Safe Launch Practices, NAR Model Rocket Safety Code and the NAR High Power Safety Code. If you wish to fly “High Power” with MARS you must be a NAR or Tripoli member, if you wish to fly “Research Motors” you must be an L2 Tripoli member and be prepared to show your membership card with certification level.
Spectators are welcome and there is NO CHARGE for spectators. The Geneseo field is easy to find and is just a few miles from I-390. Bring the kids and plan to spend at least a few hours. Performance Hobbies and Extreme Rocket Motors will be in attendance at our launches- maybe you can re-kindle a past interest in rocketry! Buy a kit and come back to fly it at our next launch.
Important Requirements for Everyone attending MARS launches in 2020 based on Covid-19 In order for MARS to begin a flying season we unfortunately can NOT allow spectators at this time! There will be limitations on the number of people who may attend ANY outdoor activity! With that, we are asking … Continue reading →
As you know MARS Club is the oldest continuously active NAR Section and is most likely the oldest rocket club in the world. As of March 1st we are now the new kids on the block, the youngest Tripoli Prefecture #162, “Tripoli of WNY”. Dennis Jurrus will be our “Prefect” … Continue reading →
The MARS Board of Trustees is happy to announce an update to our range rules. Starting immediately, MARS will allow Composite HP Clusters and HP staging. HP staging will be limited to 8k feet, the flyer must provide a sim detailing the altitude. HP Composite Cluster flights must be wired … Continue reading →
Online practice exams have been created for the JrHPP Written Exams. Please share these with your Junior/Leader members. Section A – NAR Jr. HPR Level 1 Participation Program Section B – FAA Regulations; FAR 101 Subpart C Section C – NAR High Power Rocketry Safety Code Section D – Technical … Continue reading →
A huge thank you to everyone that helped today with cleaning the clubs trailer and equipment! In attendance: Dennis Jurus Janice Jurus Troy Jurus David Planenhorn Eric G Thomas Mccarthy (and son) Bill Clune Melody Clune Analise Clune Todd Smith Larry Wakmen Michele McCortney Dan McCortney Miles McCortney Micky Rowe … Continue reading →
The February Build Session was a HUGE Success. We had a great turnout, someone even came from OHIO! Best part, the “Bucket of Rockets” is filling up! The MARS PILE OF PARTS!Continue reading →