Washington Aerospace Club
National Association of Rocketry Section 578
Tripoli Rocketry Association Prefecture 41

Fire in the Sky 2018 logo

Fire in the Sky 2018 Volunteers

We can't do this launch without your help! Please fill out the fields, select one or more jobs, and click the "Volunteer" button below to volunteer to help out at Fire in the Sky!

Restrictions: You must be level 2 or level 3 certified to act as RSO (primary or backup). You must be a TRA member to act as LCO on Friday.

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May 25thLCOPad ManagerRSOBackup RSORange ManagerRegistration DeskRegistration Desk
8:00AMEmptyRobert HouseBill Barnes
10:00AMMark LyonsRobert HouseBill Barnes
12:00PMEmptyRobert HouseEmpty
2:00PMEmptyRobert HouseMike Graves
4:00PMTim DollMary MurphyBonnie Kennedy
6:00PMRobert HouseEmpty
May 26thLCOPad ManagerRSOBackup RSORange ManagerRegistration DeskRegistration Desk
8:00AMBrendan WilliamsMichael BennightRyan WinslowJeff HalsteadAndy BarwickBill BarnesMason Barwick
10:00AMBob YanecekElliot WilcockMark LyonsDave KingDaron JohnsonMary MurphyBecky Fowler
12:00PMRyan WinslowMarty WeiserRobo JopsonJim JopsonRobert HouseBill BarnesEmpty
2:00PMBrad WrightJoseph WankelmanScott BerfieldPeter SchurkeMike GravesEmptyEmpty
4:00PMLarry KennedyBill WyvelTim DollRICHARD HASKINSEmptyEmptyEmpty
6:00PMEmptyEmptydavid woodardNicholas GrecoEmptyEmptyEmpty
8:00PMNicholas GrecoMegan RuhlachEmptyEmptyEmptyEmptyEmpty
May 27thLCOPad ManagerRSOBackup RSORange ManagerRegistration DeskRegistration Desk
8:00AMBrendan WilliamsMichael BennightRyan WinslowAndy BarwickEmptyBill Barnes
10:00AMBob YanecekElliot WilcockDave KingMark LyonsDaron JohnsonMary Murphy
12:00PMRyan WinslowEmptyRobo JopsonJim JopsonRobert HouseBill Barnes
2:00PMBrad WrightMegan RuhlachNicholas GrecoPeter SchurkeEmpty
4:00PMTim DollEric BlumhagenScott BerfieldJim PommertEmpty
6:00PMEmptyEmptydavid woodardEmptyJim Pommert
May 28thLCOPad ManagerRSOBackup RSORange ManagerRegistration DeskRegistration Desk
8:00AMMark LyonsDave King
10:00AMEmptyJim Pommert

Job Descriptions

Here are descriptions from the Washington Aerospace Range Procedures of the jobs mentioned above.

Launch Control Officer (LCO)

  • Handles load/fire/recover sequence for each rack
  • Declares "range open" and "range closed"
  • Monitors range for interference and/or safety problems
  • Pushes the buttons

Pad Manager

  • Check that fliers have paid range fees and filled out flight cards, including correct date and RSO initials
  • Assigns rockets to racks and pads

Range Safety Officer (RSO)

  • Official responsibility for all safety-related issues
  • Can delegate authority to other safety officers
  • Must have Tripoli or NAR L2 certification
  • RSO's word on safety issues is final and will not be changed

Range Manager

  • Assists fliers in placing rockets on pads, attaching igniters and checking continuity
  • Mobile in the launch area to assist fliers as required
  • Coordinates with RSO and LCO for misfires and recycles

Registration Desk

  • Checks-in attendants upon arrival
  • Handles club membership applications and renewals
  • Distributes flier and spectator wrist bands
  • Sells raffle tickets

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