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Jase

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Well, if it was just a nosecone and parachute, I'd claim it. :D

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Well it was outside the 5 mile buffer. The timing may be a bit late though.
 

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For those interested, this is being discussed ad-nausium on rmr. True or not, or if true, legal or not, this can not be good for the hobby. Hope they find it was a flare shot from a boat, or ANYTHING but a rocket. I do know the FAA got with my NAR club and our FAA contact is helping them find out what happened (if anything).
 

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Originally posted by rstaff3
For those interested, this is being discussed ad-nausium on rmr.
Pardon my newbieness, but what is rmr?


Jason
 

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rmr is a real trip. There are a lot more people on rmr than on this forum and there is lots of good info posted there. The problem sometimes is extracting the good stuff from the off topic rants, on topic rants, flame wars, vendettas, grudges....gee someone chime in and let me know if I missed something. Still, it's a really good resource.

There is also a binaries newsgroup alt.binaries.models.rockets for photos, etc. Fewer news servers carry this group and not as many messages are kept on the servers due to the size of the posts (no binaries allowed on the other newsgroup).

If you don't have a news server (most if not all ISPs do) you can also go to http://groups.google.com/ and search the groups (not just these two). The other oddity on the binary group is it occasionally picks up porn due to automatic posters keying on the 'models' part (methinks).

Finally, in case somebody doesn't know it, Rocketry Online http://www.rocketryonline.com/ also had a HUGE amount of info, including a good reference library (INFOcentral), message boards, auctions, etc.

I frequent rmr and ROL as well. I like this forum because it is more cordial and a has friendly atmosphere. A thread like 'Retro Rockets of the 50s' probably never would have made it on the other groups. They all have their place.
 

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Originally posted by rstaff3
I like this forum because it is more cordial and a has friendly atmosphere.
Thank you! That is one of our goals. Good to see we are succeeding.
 

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You are welcome! Hope this forum continues to grow!
 

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Gotta' agree!! This forum is much nicer and laid-back. Post something to rmr and you may get your head handed to ya'!! Still, I read rmr mainly for the laughs.... it's amazing how many flames, vendettas, etc are going on at the same time. Good info is out there on rmr, but ya' gotta' work at it to find it!!
 

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Shortly after 11 September, 2001, the FAA rescinded all existing flight waivers for all activities related to amateur rocketry for an indefinite period of time. And they said that all it would take to make that decision permanent would be one (just one) incident.

The deal is that the Airspace above the United States and it's territories is owned and operated by the Military branches of the United State's government -but the FAA is allowed to control it at and during times when the military is not.

Somehow, whatever humor you guys may have found in that report has managed to escape my imagination. If I have upset or irritated any of you by saying so, please forgive me.

Respects to all.
 

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No offence taken here. While I may be laughing on the outside, I'm crying on the inside.
 

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None here either. I usually deal with serious things with humor though. I was deadly serious with my post.

I didn't see anything wrong with the distance, after all it happened 12 miles outside the airport. Our field here in Salisbury is like seven miles from the Salisbury airport. We have no problems and we are even in the approach pattern for helicopters. The guys will tell you we've had to stop launching on several occasions while Blackhawks cleared the field.

As for altitude, 3000' is nothing. I had Wal-Mart specials easily reach that altitude and unless I misunderstand the rules I can launch them until my heart's content without FAA waivers.

The only thing I did see was the time it happened. I'm guessing 7:10PM is well after sundown.
 

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That is not my Fat Head! ;) I've never owned a shirt like that.

Actually, I think it's Milo. :D
 

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I will acknowledge that it is me but not that I have a fat head. :D

That picture of the Blackhawks is them on the departure pattern. When they approached they were pretty much right over us. But even on departure they are close enough to be dangerous.

I wanted to shot one up and play smokey SAM with them but Ken wouldn't let me. :D
 

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I like this forum because it is more cordial and a has friendly atmosphere.
Hey! Screw you!

Seriously, life is so much less stressful when you don't commit yourself to flame wars.
 

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gothique_97,

Hey buddy, why don't you just go and stick an engine up your rocket's a@#!

(I plan to tomorrow :cool: )
 

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Ooooo, this thread is turning into a fetish porn thread. I knew there was a reason I loved rockets. :) (jk)
 

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And public exhibitionism too...I've been known to fly nekkid :D

In fact, one of mine for tomorrow will be wearing its birthday suit!
 

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I've got one that's gonna fly with it's undies on tomorrow! didn't have time to clothe it properly this week. :D

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Yea!....I'll also be nekkid' tomorrow. Let's start a nude rocketry club and .... oh! I see what you mean, you meant the rockets being nekkid'!!! Boy, to think I was going to ..... nevermind....
 

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Originally posted by rstaff3
gothique_97,

Hey buddy, why don't you just go and stick an engine up your rocket's a@#!
Why don't you >MAKE< me, hot rod!

As for you folks who are going to fly your rockets nekkid, be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen...
 

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Atens, GA, heh? When LDRS is held again at Orangeburg, I just might!

Oh, and I did stuff it several times today - once in a nekkid rocket. All went well and I didn't even blush!
 

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:D

LDRS in O-berg, that'll be a couple of years away, won't it?
 

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I guess LDRS only gets chosen year to year. I think Tom Binford said he only can host it on a year when the 4th is on a Tues or Thurs, when the sod farm workers get 4 consecutive days off. I assume he will try the next time this occurs. I hope so, since that is my only hope of getting to LDRS.
 

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