I want to get into high power. I would have done this years ago but, the 62.5g limit turned me away. I have been watching hybrids and now it looks like the time to leap. However, knowing that it is the time to leap means that the ATF will now try to shut that down as well.
So I want to fly to Canada to launch a few times a year. Black Rock is a long drive for me and I don't look forward to it. It seams to me that just launching in countries that seam to have a clue (Canada, Netherlands, etc...) is the solution here. It is just like switching jobs. These countries seam to be going out of there way for us. I bet a meeting with some Canadian gov officials would go a long way to setting up a very nice relationship. Those in HPR make good money. To me the plane flight would be cheaper then my time. Plus, think of it. A hundred or so American engineers/scientists have to fly to Canada just to shoot their rockets off. What great PR for the ATF (I guess they need some new bad PR now after Ruby Ridge, Waco, Miami, etc...)
The fact that we even have a lawsuit going on with the ATF (the Federal Gov.) over rocketry tells me that this country is over for this hobby. Or, rather scientists/engineers in general. This would never, ever, happen in the 50s. Why fight it? You can't ever win. In all my years of consulting I learned one thing. When it is time to leave. Lets just go launch in Canada. They immediately become less relevant. Permanently leaving wouldn't be a bad idea either. Countries that are open to rocketry seam to be open to scientists/engineers as well. The US definitely isn't anymore.
German scientists put the US on the moon. Back then they had a choice. Go to Russia, or go to the US. They chose the US. Now it is time to just look at other options.
So anyone know of any launch clubs up in Canada?