Founded 1989  the Association of Experimental Rocketry of the Pacific (AeroPAC) is a Northern California and Northern Nevada prefecture of the Tripoli Rocketry Association. and ARLISS is a NAR Section.

 

AeroPAC predates its involvement with Tripoli and has roots in the earliest times of high-power rocketry.  Here are many of our past newsletters chronicalling our history. 

 

 

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2019

  • Spring 2019
    • The Wheel of Death
    • BLM Decision on Burning Man
    • 50 for 50 Apollo Tribute
    • Trailer Makeover
    • Trailer Re-organization
    • Thunda Down Unda, Part 1
    • Beginnings of High Power Rocketry
    • Small Satellites for Secondary Students

 

2018

  • Spring 2018
    • Fin Fillets by Jim Green
    • Rising Data
    • Costa Rica Team at UNISEC
    • 1/24 Scale SpaceX Falcon 9
    • AEROPAC Equipment Cleaning
    • Northern Nevada Rocket Clubs
    • S4 Rocket Design: Mach 1.5 Rocket Build
    • Rocket Propellant Composition
  • Fall 2018
    • The Historic Flight of PHX4
    • ARLISS 2018 20th Anniversary Launch
    • 2018 XPRS Contests Winners
    • AEROPAC 2018 Flight Totals
    • Costa Rica Rocks the Playa!
    • 2018 Aeropac Launch Director Report
    • More Photos by Jim Wilkerson

 

2017

  • Spring 2017
    • Pink O Project, John Ballard
    • AEROPAC Cleaning Party, Peter Hacket
    • 2017 S4: Technology and Program Overview, Ken Biba and Paul Hopkins
    • 2017 S4: Opportunity for TARC Finalists, Ken Biba
    • 2017 S4: Students Earth Science with Smart Eggs, Ken Biba
    • 54MM-MD-1, Juniper Slouber
    • More Awards for Dr. Cominsky
  • Fall 2017
    • Trip to SpaceX
    • Ryan Sebastian 1988-2017
    • Snakes Are No More
    • 75mm XPRS Project
    • 2017 Launch Director’s Report
    • OSU Prof Certs L3, Flies ARLISS
    • ARLISS 2017
    • 8 Years to Recover
    • The Rest of the Story
  • Fall 2017 (Vol 2)
    • Airspace, Rockets and You
    • Bill Lewis
    • ARLISS 2017 Costa Rica Team Experience
    • Costa Rica Team Wins Micro-Sat Competition
    • Becky Green Flies High
    • So You Want To Go To A Launch On The Other Side Of The Country
    • 2017 Flight Count Totals
    • It all Starts Somewhere
    • The Last of the Kosdons
    • Paris Family Celebrates 10 years
    • Oregon State Flies High at BR

2016

  • Spring 2016
    • Recognition, Awards for Dr. Lynn Cominsky
    • Project ARQUE
    • AEROPAC’s New Wireless Launch System
    • ARLISS Date Logger Project—Part 2
    • AEROPAC 2016 Equipment Cleaning Party
    • TRA’s > 50k’ Black Rock Flight Process
    • ARLISS Flyers Support Magnitude.io Stem Education Program / Chat with Magnitude.io
  • Fall 2016
    • Annual Member Meeting Notes
    • Flying the PrepoSTerous AT M2500
    • Oregonians Fly Tapioca Joe at XPRS
    • Oregon N Power at XPRS
    • 2016 Launch Director’s Report
    • 2016 Flight Stats and Totals
    • XPRS Altitude Contest Winners
    • XPRS Loft Duration Contest
    • ARLISS 2016
    • Continuation of a Dream
  • Winter 2016
    • First Impressions of Black Rock - John Hochheimer
    • BAR’s Truck Catches Fire - Editor
    • Richard Hagen’s Rocket “Mostly Motor” - Tony Alcocer
    • High Powered Young Rocketeers
    • The Jackson’s Light up the Night Sky - Jonathan DuBose
    • SSU Trains Teachers on Rockets and Drones - Lynn Cominsky
    • 2015 to the present: XPRS Altitude Records - Darryl Paris
    • A Year in the Life of Rocketry - Becky Green
    • Greg Ruhf’s Level 3 - Greg Ruhf

2015

  • Spring 2015
    • High Altitude Reminder
    • TARC to ARLISS transition
    • Fruity Chute Data Collection
    • Aerodynamic Drag Primer
    • Road Trip to OROC
    • AEROPAC Equipment Update
    • Equipment Cleaning Party
    • Common Rocketry Problems and the Cures
  • Fall 2015
    • Sacramento’s Moon Rockets, Book Review
    • XPRS High Power Contest Winners
    • XPRS Loft Duration Contest Winners
    • Purple Passion, M Rocket to 19,506’
    • TAS Express, 2 Stage to 44k’
    • Full Bore Linear Panic, 2 Stage to 55k’
    • Phoenix 4, 2 Stage to 96k’
    • Destroy Saturn V!
    • S4 Updates
    • 2015 Launch Director’s Report
    • Community Outreach
    • ARLISS 2015 Report
    • Dreams Can Come True

2014 

  • Spring 2014
    • AEROPAC’s 2014 Engineering Party
    • Photos from Rail Cleaning Party
    • Phoenix EX Project — Curt Von Delius
    • ARLISS Extreme – Ken Biba
    • Small Satellites for Secondary Schools—Lynn Cominsky
  • Fall 2014
    • Mudrock Flight Stats
    • Aeronaut, ARLISS/XPRS Stats
    • XPRS Contest Winners
    • Honeybadger 59k', Mach 3.9
    • S-IVB testing in Sacremento
    • ARLISS 2014
    • 2014 Launch Directors Report

2013 

  • End of Year Edition 2013
    • Help Wanted
    • AEROPAC Officers and BOD
    • In Memoriam Laura Hagen
    • -AEROPAC’s New Rail
    • ARLISS 2014 Report
    • 3 Miles High, Scoutcraft at Black Rock
    • Saturn S-IVB Testing in Sacramento
    • XPRS Contest Winners
    • Senza Confini (!)54
    • Launch Director’s Report
    • Mudding It On The Playa
    • ARLISS Data Logger Project

2012 

2011 

  • July 2011
    • President's Pad
    • Mudrock Wrap-up -Peter Clay
    • Reflections - Jeff Rauh
    • From the launch director - Peter Clay
    • Virtual Classroom Overview
    • Did you know? (About an alternative non Ham radio tracking device from MEW)
    • MudRock 2011 and MODIS Imagery - Patrick Wagner
    • Don Milhollan tribute. 

2009 

  • May 2009
    • Engineering Party
    • CFO Report
    • Community Outreach
    • Looking Ahead to XPRS
    • ARLISS 10th anniversary 
    • ARLISS 2009 Pamplet 
    • ARLISS Committee update
    • Did you know? (Black Rock Desert was once an acient lake)
    • Watts in the Desert - Richard Hagen
    • Launch Operations - Seth Wallace
  • July 2009
    • President's Pad
    • High Definition Rocketry
    • ARLISS Committee Report
    • Elections
    • Did You Know? (In the early 80s the Naval Weapons Center developed an extremely simple and cheap surface-to-air missile simulation rocket)
    • Community Outreach
  • September 2009
    • President's Pad
    • XPRS Rules and Contests
    • Frequency Allocations
    • ARLISS Allocations
    • ROCKET FEVER (adapted poem)
    • Tripoli Research Launches ‐ FAQ
    • Did you know? (High Altitude Wind Speed, Direction and Air Temperature at Black Rock, Nevada for Amateur Rocketry Application)

2002 

  • Feb 2002
    • First Commissioner’s Corner - Tom Rouse
    • Tom Cloud Memorial - Tony Alcocer
    • Our Unconventional L3 - Tony Alcocer
    • Creating Fiberglass Tubing - Tom Cloud
    • AERO-PAC on the Web - John Coker and Paul Campbell
    • Minutes of the Members Meeting
  • May 2002
    • First Commissioner’s Corner - John Coker
    • Motor Making Demo at Mudroc - Bob Fortune
    • From the Launch Director - Steve Preston
    • How We Got Into EX - Tony Alcocer
  • August 2002
    • First Commissioner’s Corner - John Coker
    • BOAR: A Flight of Many Firsts - Dewayne Doud
    • BLM Fire Suppression Supplies - Steve Preston
    • “MudRoc” Was! - John Coker
    • Minutes of the Board Meeting

2001

  • May 2001
    • First Commissionerís Corner
    • Tripoli Fresno and AERO-PAC March Altitude Contest - The Raisin Fly Off
    • Aerobee 170 - Mark Mazzon
    • Nike-Asp  - John Coker
    • Minutes of the board meeting

2000

  • February 2000
    • First Commissionerís Corner
    • Hercules 2-stage M (or, what I learned about Mach) - Richard Amstadter
    • Minutes of the board meeting
  • May 2000
    • First Commissionerís Corner
    • December Meeting Photos - Steven Preston
    • The New Portal Offices - Al Frazier
    • Electrical Current Requirements of Rocket Igniters - Robert Briody
    • New Range Setup -Tom Rouse
    • Minutes of the board meeting

1999

  • March 1999
    • The Commissioner’s Two Cents - Jerry Vaughn
    • Message from the Treasurer - William Walby
    • Kitchen Table Vacuum Bagging - John Coker
  • May 1999
    • The Commissioner’s Two Cents - Jerry Vaughn
    • Postmortem on the MaxRAM - Gordon Hom
    • Hayburner Kodak Moments
  • July 1999
    • Acting 1st Commish’s Comments - William Walby
    • AERO-PAC/BLM Black Rock Work Party
    • Microsoft Does Rockets - Mike Pearson
    • Minutes of May 29 Meeting
  • August 1999
    • The First Commish’s Corner - William Walby
    • Aeronaut 99 - Tom Rouse
    • The Economy of Aerotech 76mm Reloadable System - Gordon Horm
    • Members Meeting notes
  • November 1999
    • The First Commish’s Corner - William Walby
    • BLM Work Party
    • A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites - ARLISS
    • Roadtrips and Rockets - Bob Fortune
    • Volunteers - Mike Vaughn
    • Member Meeting notes

1998

  • April 1998
    • The Commissioner’s Two Cents - Jerry Vaughn
    • Minutes, Aeropac Board Meeting: Feb 15, 1998
    • T-Shirt Design Contest
    • Gravity Powered Rockets - Mike Vaughn
    • Membership notes

1997

  • January 1997
    • The First Commish’s Corner - Pius Morozumi
    • Rocketry In Japan - Mike Vaughn
  • May 1997
    • The First Commish’s Corner - Pius Morozumi
    • T-Shirt Design Contest
    • Treasurer’s Note - William Walby
    • A Walk Through History - Randolph Mitchell
    • Launch Director’s Note - Mike Penner
  • June 1997
    • The First Commish’s Corner - Pius Morozumi
    • MUDROC LIVES UP TO ITS NAME ONCE AGAIN! - William F. Walb

1996

  • November 1996
    • The First Commish’s Corner - Pius Morozumi
    • FireBALLS 006
    • Members Meeting on December 8
    • Mid-West Regional Fun Fly - Mike Vaughn
    • Membership Directory

1995

 

1994

 

  • February 1994
    • 1994 Launch Schedule
    • Elections results
    • Range and Safety Regulations
    • High Performance Rocketry Safety Rules
    • Launch Area Diagram

1993

  • Spring / Summer 1993
    • AeroPAC donates to Tripoli Legal Fund
    • Club News
    • Rocket Projects
    • Bay Area Launches
    • Black Rock V Update
    • Board Meeting Notes

1992

  • January 1992
    • Changes on AeroPAC board of directors
    • Club News
    • Black Rock III - Fun in the Sun - Bill Lewis
    • Researching Information on Rocketry Subjects by Bill Lewis
    • Technical Reports of Interest
    • Aeronaut 2 - Snow and Cold Weather Rocketry - Bill Lewis
    • Project Reports - Static Test Stand - Bill Lewis
    • Project Reports - Hammer V1  - Bill and Dean Lewis
  • April 1992
    • AeroPAC seeks Alternatives to Fiberglass Insulation Recovery Wadding
    • Technical Information Exchange
    • Club News
    • Black Rock III
    • Fireballs (Balls) 001 launch report - Bill Lewis
    • Approximated Closed-Form Flight Performance Prediction Equations - Jim Gearhart

1991

 

 

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1990

 

 

 
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1989

 

 

 
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