Oh, I was just being a smart ass. I have no problem with them and don't think this should affect MDRA.So what's your problem with simultaneous launch? Has there ever been an accident? Probably? But was it the direct fault of launching more then one rocket simultaneously?
Hate to burst your bubble, but Midwest Power (QCRS) is no longer self insured. All QCRS/TQC launches are Tripoli research launches and conducted within TRA research safety codes.It won't affect MidWest Power either or other self insured launches. Just NAR and Tripoli.
Gary, respectfully, not having minors at the pads is not going to drive down memberships. When I got in the hobby at age 12, I was able to go to the pads. For me putting the rocket on the pad was a minor detail, not the height of my excitement as a youth. The time spent with my dad and the overall participation in the hobby was far more important than activities at the pads.
It was me.WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ANTI-DRAGRACE SENTIMENT???
YEAH YOU READ IT! WHO ARE YOU? ALL I CAN SAY IS I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO MAKE YOU MORE MISERABLE THEN YOU ALREADY ARE!
GREAT! YOU CREATED A SOLUTION THAT DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM!
Then how is someone like me supposed to launch a high power rocket with my junior certification if I'm not allowed at the pads???????
Did you even read the Safety Code before responding?I don't think anyone got into the hobby strictly to drag race, so I don't see no one quitting the hobby because of it.
It is a shame, but instead of No Drag Racing...How about a mandatory distance between pads for safetly?
A minor at a high power pad is a good safety rule. However...
NO ONE under 18 is un-called for.
I can see it being at a more reasonable age, say the age of 12?
How else is our youth going to learn the ropes and made away of safety procedures?
And what about the Junior Certification Program?
How is this going to effect the program if one can't put their own rocket on the pad and turn on required electronics?
I can see the hobby loosing people here.
With anything, there are risks. Common sense comes to mind.
Foolishness has no place anywhere where safety risks are involve.
As well as Foolish Rules in a place where everyone uses common sense.
MClark, perhaps you are involved with the wrong hobby.
Perhaps you should join your local knitting club where you can mandate blunt needles so old ladies with Alzheimer's don't hurt themselves.