HPR question revisited..

ok folks the plot thickens..heres what NFPA 1127 Code for High Power
Rcoketry says about the RSO function:
3.3.14* Range Safety Officer (RSO). A certified user with overall
responsibility for the safety, setup, and launching of all
rockets at a high power rocket launch.
Notice it just says "A Certified user" it doesn't specify that the
Certified User be any specidic L1 level.....SO from this it appears a
L1 could fucntion as RSO..
Chapter 4 Requirements for High Power Rocket
Construction and Operation
4.1 Range Safety Officer Requirements and Responsibilities.
4.1.1 The range safety officer shall have knowledge of NFPA 1127, Code for
High Power Rocketry.
4.1.2 The range safety officer shall possess the technical competency of
high power rocketry safety as determined by the
authority having jurisdiction.
4.1.3 The range safety officer shall have the authority to intervene and
control any safety aspect of a high power rocket
launch when, in his or her judgment, a potential or actual danger, accident,
or unsafe condition exists.
to be propelled by one or more high power rocket motors shall be constructed
using lightweight materials such as paper,
wood, rubber, plastic, fiberglass, or, when necessary, ductile metal so that
the rocket conforms to the other requirements
of this code.
A.3.3.14 Range Safety Officer (RSO). At a high power rocket launch with only
one certified user, the certified user also acts
as the range safety officer.
Again, no where within NFPA 1127 does it say that the RSO has to be ANY
specific certified level...... The RSO just has to be " A certified user" ..
So now the question is this:
Which takes precedence? the NFPA 1127 Code or the NAR? I can find NOTHING
on the NAR website that specificially states that the RSO has to be at least
an L2..
Except in the case of the TSO program itself...
Mark B.? Care to clarify this for us all?
shockie B)
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LUNAR (local NAR section) requires that HPR Safety Check-in Officer be "adult, 18 years old or older, with several years of experience and with at least a level 1 certification."
(This makes sense as we've only flown up to "H" size motors on that field anyway.)
-dave w
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David Weinshenker
Obviously, the NAR couldn't have requirements that are less stringent that the regulations permit, but as a private organization they could have more restrictive requirements if they so desired.
That said, I have no idea what the NAR's requirements for RSO are.
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