2017 -
ARLISS/XPRS: September 11-14 
XPRS: September 15-17

Note: Daily Waiver has changed to 60,000ft AGL

During ARLISS/XPRS the military wants to do some training with GPS jamming so they don't want us to encroach on their MOA. So no high flights (above 60k) for us until next year

Monday the 11th  through Thursday the 14th - AeroPac sets up and  holds our annual  ARLISS launch.  XPRS Projects may fly, but you will need to coordinate your launch with the ARLISS ground crew. That really shouldn't impede your project unless you need our launch gear and if so, you'll have to wait for an available pad (rarely is that a problem).

Friday through Sunday are for XPRS competitions and indvidual flights.


Due to Burning Man having an exclusive restricted access for Black Rock this year, they and the BLM require all participants in AeroPAC rocket launches print and post this Access Permit (seen below) on a visible area on their vehicle(s).

They also require that all members coming out to the launch to follow the designated path as outlined in the Finding the launch site document. 

- The speed limit along the Burning Man setup area is 20 MPH. There may be signs posted and the speed limit will be enforced. Go slow.

- It's probably a good idea to carry some sort of rocketry ID like a Tripoli or NAR card or even an Aeropac membership card.

- BLM Rangers, county sheriffs, and Burning Man police will be patrolling the playa to make sure that there are no unauthorized people out there. They may stop you and ask for your authorization to be there.  The Access Permit that you printed out and put on your dash is your authorization.

-You should print out the map Finding the launch site even if you know how to get there. The authorities might ask for the map also.

- Access Permit [PDF]

- Finding the launch site map [PDF]

Do you fly a DRONE?

Check out AeroPac's policy on flying them at our launches.


Special note: AeroPac's and California Space Authority's Virtual Classroom will be providing satellite Internet service, radio base station support for Beeline and GPS Flight systems and web casting of  the entire launch from that point on.

For those of you planning to fly over 30,000' please read this.


Night Launch


Daily Raffle

Local Lodging

Night launches Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights - From 8:00 to 11:00 pm
- J impulse maximum without advance notice
Rocket must have a light source on all separable rocket parts with a strobing light visible from 100 feet.
- 12,000 feet MSL is the maximum altitude for this event.

Huge Daily Raffle Scads of astounding prizes will be raffled each contest day. Stay tuned for more information on this.

Local Lodging and other accommodations