What is a BFR?
A BFR is a Big..........ah....rocket. Generally, they fly on complex L or larger motors, (motors that equate 5000 NS or more), and are usually very big and heavy. The Beeville Municipal Airport has plenty of recovery space, but we are a live airport and we have neighbors. We intend to stay on good terms with our host airport and our rural neighbors, so in general, we don't allow BFR flights at the STAC flying range. However, we are known to make exceceptions. Safety is our primary concern.
If you have an L or larger motor, you have a BFR (even 4 big K motors can end up with more than 5000 NS). So don't just show up at a launch with a 5K+ NS rocket. Your flight will not be allowed as BFR flights tend to be more complicated, a lot more riskier and present greater recovery challenges than other smaller flights. If you want to fly a BFR at the STAC flying range, we need you to send us detailed physical information and flight data on the rocket so we can make a determination if we will allow the rocket to fly or not. If the rocket has never flown before and you do not have any prior flight data on the rocket, you will not be allowed to fly your rocket at the STAC flying range. If we decide to allow you to fly your BFR, we have to make special local arrangenments to fly the rocket safely. Also, remember that we hold an FAA Class 2 rocket waiver and we have to abide by our flight waiver. We may have to make arrangements with the FAA as well. Flying BFRs take careful planning and preparation.