About What We Do:
|New River Valley Rocketry was founded in 2012 and is a Low, Medium and High Power rocket club here in Blacksburg VA, nestled in the hills of S.Western VA. At heart, we’re just, “a bunch of guys and gals who want to launch rockets”. However, we created NRVR to specifcially help provide regional students and adults interested in rocketry with:
Summing all this up, NRVR’s mission is to provide a safe, regular venue for rocket launches, offer help to those wanting to pursue high power rocket certifications, while educating and fostering activities in related STEM fields of study that our community and country so desperately need.
Safety is our first priority and all of our launches are insured through our parent organization Tripoli Rocketry Association (prefecture #143). Our Range Safety Officers will not hold a launch or allow a specific flight if the safety and legal requirements of our parent TRA organization can not be met. As an official TRA prefecture, our club pays annual dues to the TRA for our insurance coverage, which makes our launches possible and keeps them safe and “risk free” for land owners and attendees.
Fees and Dues:
We also encourage would be high power fliers to also join the parent TRA oranization by becoming an annual/renewing member with them also. This not only supports our parent organization, but also is a prerequisite for seeking High Power certifications (level-1, 2 and 3), required to be able to purchase high power rocket motors from motor vendors.
|About NRVR & TRA Membership:
Interested in our mission? If so, then consider supporting NRV Rocketry by joining and becoming a member! NRV Rocketry membership is by calendar year, from Jan 1st (or enroll date) to December 31st.
Membership benefits include:
Want to join NRV Rocketry? Join Here! (pdf)