Spotted this item:an hour from now at 5pm EST Mon 24 May, if I read it right.
(May 24, 2004) - - The model rocket hobby is a blast for everyone from kids to scientists and engineers. But one man's fun is Uncle Sam's fear.
The federal government would like to enforce the regulations requiring permits - even going so far as to fingerprint rocketeers.
Could this really keep someone from "launching" a terrorist device, or is this a countdown to the end of a popular hobby?
Buffalo Rocket Society President Lloyd Wood said, "Yea, they may be big and yea they may go up high, but they are very lightly constructed, they don't take a lot of abuse, and to make them into a weapon would be next to impossible."
Monday night on News 4 at 5, George Richert introduces us to the rocket builders who are fighting to keep their sky high dreams from being grounded.