About

The Bridgeton Area Rocket Club (BARC), located in Southern New Jersey, is a chartered section (#775) of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR).

BARC was established November 8, 2014 by Mike Zapolski, Sr. to promote and develop sport and competition model rocketry, and to further the aims and policies of the NAR. As as a chartered section of the NAR, BARC adheres to NAR Rocket Safety Codes.

Our launch site (120 ft. MSL) FAA authorization allows Routine flights to 5,500 ft. (MSL) and Extended flights to 8,000 ft. (MSL) when coordinated in real-time with Philadelphia Radar Approach Control.

Our launch control equipment provides launches from 3 cells.  Our “Acell (8 rod positions);  our “Bcell (4 1010 rail positions), and our “Ccell (4 rail positions) for K motors (setup on an as-needed basis).  We also have a 59″ long, 10mm, rail for rockets with micro rail buttons, a rail side arm for a 6 ft. 1/4″ launch rod, and a 6ft., 20mm, rail for rockets having mini rail buttons. These smaller rails are setup as needed.

While we have an exceptional launch site (open, flat, no trees), our club has limited rail resources – three 1010 & one 1515 rail to fill the 8 possible pad positions.  We invite members who may have a personal launch rail to bring it.

In addition to this website BARC also maintains a Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

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