16th August 2010, 03:03 AM
This time last year I had no thoughts about achieving certification, I enjoyed flying my MPR and LPR rockets just for the fun of it. Then, something happened that I couldn't overcome: the desire for bigger, the desire for more, the desire for certification and the challenges it could bring. I was already flying a large 3.5 pound rocket with several successful flights on a G80, all I needed were a few ounces of weight in the nose, some motor hardware and some excitement. It really wasn't difficult to do, just build the H128, insert it, get the safety inspection done and fly. I did so and may I add, it was a beautiful flight! I got certified yesterday. Thanks a million to all my friends at CIA Rocketry in Champaign, IL who helped and gave lots of encouraging words. What a great hobby!