I find it both sad and funny all at the same time that you are reading the
riot act to this guy about firing off illegal F7-4's. While I agree this is
probably not the ideal place and time to fire off OOP decertfied model
rocket motors, can you explain to us, if firing off decertfied OOP model
rocket motors is probably illegal for this specific person, how can the NAR
sanction such activities by its own membership?
It's time to fly some old motors (but see below)
NAR Safety Committee Request for Proposals: Expired Motor Flight Testing
The NAR Board of Trustees in its July 2006 meeting authorized a Safety
Code Commensurate Compliance Program whereby the Board or its
designees may review and approve proposals for commensurate methods of
compliance with the Safety Code(s) of the Association for activities
that may otherwise be perceived to technically violate some portion(s)
of the Safety Code, provided:
. The activities are conducted in accordance with applicable laws......
Notice how the NAR uses the "term" Expired versus using the correct
term:Decertfied? Is this another example of NAR "doublespeak'? I've never
seen anybody use the term "expired" to denote decertified. And I don't think
the NFPA codes use that term either.
Notice "perceived technical violations" ... perceived by whom?
Also Notice they say you can only do these activities IF they are conducted
in accordance with applicable laws?
I would submit that theres no way ANY person can legally fire OOP
decertfied/expired model rocket motors in any state or locality in which the
NFPA fire codes are in place.
I guess the NAR doesn't consider fire code violations, violating any
I might add that I am all for NAR members or for that matter anybody, to use
OOP decertfied/expired model rocket motors unless they were decertfied for
"Old Rocketeer's don't die; they just go OOP"
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