FAR is a publicly supported nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to educate the general public in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the use of amateur rocketry; and to foster rocket technology by supporting individuals, hobbyists, student groups, businesses, and other like-minded non-profit entities.
We are independent of NAR and Tripoli and have our own state licensed pyrotechnic operators which enable us to launch legally and safely in California. We have launch dates twice a month usually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays (see our calendar). We have a standing FAA wavier that can be activated to 50,000-feet on our launch days with 7-day advanced notice. NAR and Tripoli members are welcome to attend our launch dates.