March 13, 2004

We are Go for launch

The sun is out, the sky is clear, the field is dry, winds are diminishing and we're gonna fly some rockets! Pictures later.

Posted by Ted at March 13, 2004 08:19 AM
Category: Rocketry

Not exactly related to this post but I'm in a rush & didn't have time to e mail ya. Besides, it is indirectly related...

It tells of a House vote on making space travel by private individuals regulated by the FAA. & f course Rep. Paul (r-Tx.) was the sole dissenter.

anyway, thought you might find it interesting.

Posted by: Publicola at March 13, 2004 02:51 PM

Woo hoo!!! (about yer flying of rockets, not legislation to stop it...)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 13, 2004 07:55 PM

Thanks Publicola for that link!

Actually Spork, the FAA is the most reasonable government agency we have to deal with. Like any other bureaucracy, they often don't know their own rules, but once pointed out to them they stick by 'em and don't try to weasle around. Most rocket clubs have a standing waiver that we file once a year, then a phone call with 24hours notice to activate it and we're good to go. Oftentimes clubs can get 'windows' where the maximum allowable height is greatly increased for a couple of hours. I've got nothing but respect for the FAA as far as dealing with them as a rocketeer.

Posted by: Ted at March 14, 2004 02:23 PM
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