Wild Bill emeritus
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- Dec 20, 2021
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I've been in touch with a local RC flying club and have been told they will allow me to fly rockets at their field.
I have rockets like the Super Big Bertha and the Nike Smoke which use old school blackpowder engines and composites, respectively (F 26, F 32 sized engines). So they fly to a max altitude of not more than 1000 feet.
But here's the question---My contact there says the FAA has a 400 foot altitude limit on model rockets.
I don't believe that to be true and I'm hoping someone here can put me--and him---straight.
My google research indicates there IS a 400 foot altitude limit for drones, but no mention of same for rockets. Only, it seems, an 18,000 foot altitude for rockets that requires a FAA waiver. The latter altitude will not be a problem here, I can assure you.
So, have I got it right that the 400 foot altitude limit applies only to drones and NOT to model rockeats?
Thanks for any info.
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