AeroTech Information Release
Federal BATFE Permits No Longer Required to Purchase and Store AeroTech High-Power Motors and Reload Kits
Following the resolution of a long and difficult legal struggle, AeroTech is very happy to report that effective immediately all AeroTech high-power (generally 'H' class and above) rocket motors and reload kits are now free from regulation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). This means that NO federal BATFE permits are required to purchase, store, sell or use these products by either dealers or consumers.
Customers are reminded that AeroTech high-power motors and reloads must only be sold to individuals 18 years of age or older in possession of a NAR or Tripoli user certification level commensurate with the motors they wish to purchase. Also, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations remain in effect regarding the operation of all high-power rockets.
Please read the Joint Statement on the BATFE Litigation from the NAR and TRA dated 5/18/09, and the order from District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton linked on the AeroTech "Home" page.
Thanks go out to the officials of the TRA and NAR, their legal team and the members, dealers and manufacturers who supported this effort over many years.
Also, many AeroTech high-power reload kits may be shipped via USPS Parcel PostŪ without incurring a hazmat fee. A complete listing in PDF format may be found on the "Regulatory Documents" page of the AeroTech Resource Library under the "United States Postal Service (USPS)" heading.
On a related topic, AeroTech would like to inform customers that as of 11/24/08 FAA ATC notification is no longer required for any AeroTech rocket kit using the recommended motors. FAA final rule 2007-27390 is also available for download from the "Regulatory Documents" page of the AeroTech Resource Library under the "Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)" heading.
AeroTech Consumer Aerospace is a division of RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc., Cedar City, UT.