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 founded 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, and  adheres to all NAR Rocket Safety Codes.

We have an exceptional launch site (open, fairly flat, no trees), with a FAA authorization allowing Routine flights to 5,500 ft. (MSL) and Extended altitude flights to 8,000 ft. (MSL) when coordinated in real-time with the Philadelphia Radar Approach Control Center.

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.

We invite members to bring a personal launch rail if they choose provided it has a proper exhaust deflection device.

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

Effective 05/13/2020 BARC is transitioning to new club officers.

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