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 LDRS 38 29Aug2019 thru 02Sep2019
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LDRS 38 Volunteer Range Duty Page
LDRS 38 will require plenty of volunteer assistance from all our Rocket Pals each day. Performing one of the range duty tasks is a great way to meet and get to know the many flyers who come to LDRS 38 from all around the world. You also get up close and personal with lots of really cool rockets. Getting a close look at other people's projects can be a great learning experience for your own personal projects. Please contact president@kloudbusters.org to volunteer for LDRS 38 Range Duty.

Other Prefectures are challenged to reserve an entire shift to man the range with members of their club.

All Range Duty volunteers will receive a very special gift from KLOUDBusters for their efforts.

Range duty spots are available for the following:

  • Launch Control Officer (LCO) - The LCO is the person who "punches the button". Responsibilities include ensuring that the range and skies are safe for launches to commence and to keep the flow of the launch moving expeditiously. LCO should be a Level 2 or above rocketeer.
  • LCO Spotter - Assists the LCO with spotting and queuing rockets for launch. No certification requirements.
  • LCO Assist - Operates launch control system. Assists in visual tracking of rockets. No certification requirements
  • Range Safety Officer (RSO) - The RSOs inspect and approve all rockets prior to launch. The RSOs will ensure that the propulsion, aerodynamic, and recovery systems of each rocket are adequate to accomplish a safe flight. RSO Duties require a rocketeer with Level 2 or above certification.
  • Pad Managers - Pad managers assist flyers with racking their rockets and transferring the Flight Cards to the LCO station for queuing launches. No certification requirements.
  • Away Cell RSO - Same as RSO above stationed at the Away Cells. Away Cell RSO will be required to inspect large Away Cell RSO should have some experience large and/or complex projects. Level 3 certification preferred.
  • Away Cell Assist - Provides assistance at the Away Cells with traffic flow, queuing of rockets, transporting flight cards from the Away Cell to the LCO and other miscellaneous assistance to flyers at the Away Cells. TRA or NAR membership requried.
  • TRA Certs(Prefect/TAP) - Person available to witness and sign-off TRA certification flights. This person is “on-call” during their time slot and will be given a radio to enable contact if certification services are needed. Must be a TRA Prefect or TAP Member.
  • Registration Assistant - The Registration Assistants will assist at the Launch Registration checkpoint with distribution of flyer's packets, t-shirts, and other information distribution. No certification required. This is a great place for non-flyers (i.e. spouses) to assist.
  • Parking/Traffic Assistant - Helps out with directing incoming flyers’ and spectators’ vehicles into the Rocket Pasture.
Please contact president@kloudbusters.org to volunteer for LDRS 38 Range Duty.

Thanks to all the volunteers who are helping to make LDRS 38 a success!!!

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KLOUDBusters has hosted LDRS at our Argonia, KS launch site: 1993, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2011, & 2019.
KLOUDBusters launches have been featured in TV programs twice: Rocket Challenge in 2003 and
LDRS-Large Dangerous Rocket Ships in 2011.