- I have been flying rockets since 1967. I had a break of about 40 years, so I am a BAR. I was a member of a rocket club in Houston, Texas that flew rockets inside the Astrodome on national TV on New Years Eve, 1969. I spent almost a week with Mr. Estes and his wife, and Mr. Piester and his wife driving them around and making the preparations for the launch. We flew a dozen rockets from the goal lines on each end and then at the 50 yard line, a Saturn V that was modified for a single D (back when it was still a cluster) and Mr. Estes had special "D" motors made for us so the ejection charge would go off at 190'. (The bottom of the gondola in the dome was 208'). I had a drag race between two of my large rockets, one with an F-100 and the other with a new fibreglass tube Enerjet F-52 motor at NARAM 12 in Houston, and G.Harry was the LSO who approved the birds. They were 6 feet tall, which was absolutely huge back then.
- Fort Collins, Colorado area
- Any thing tha flies, guns, reloading, fishing, hunting, prospecting, politics, and the big one, GOD!
- Economist selling gold and silver IRA's and coins for possession
Just remember, if the women don't find you handsome at least they will find you handy.
Duck tape is also my best friend.
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