- Dec 9, 2015
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Posting this here so it gets more visibility than the events forum, mods feel free to move if it needs to be.
- I'm interested in attending BALLS this year. I likely won't be flying anything EX. Would I still be welcome to come observe and learn? Assuming I get my L2 by then, can I launch an L2 commercial motor? I'd love to fly a few motors that would break the waiver at my local club.
- Would my daughter be welcome? She will be 11 when this occurs. She is very interested in Rocketry, has built multiple rockets including a few fiberglass kits that we've launched on high power motors. I'd fully trust her to behave and not cause any problems, she is as much interested in going to learn about EX rocketry as I am. It mentions on the BALLS page that this is not an event for children, but I've seen other references to people having kids there with them. Is this to discourage people from bringing family to become a spectator event where the kids get bored and run around bored and unsupervised while dad looks at the rockets? Or will this be legitimately frowned upon if she is there to observe and learn? This would not be her first multi-day rocket launch, we've done three of the RocStock events over the past 2 years, she's well aware of what camping in the middle of the desert with nothing else to do besides rockets involves. She is currently a NAR member, I'll enroll her with Tripoli as well if she winds up going.