18 years ago
saw it at about 6:20am 02-04-2004. It features a dad cruising the Internet
and buying an Aerotech Initiator. Then cuts to a father son scene where they
launch the Initiator from an Estes Porta Pad. Then next scene is where the
Imitator performs a ballistic recovery through the roof of "Mom's car." At
that point "Mom's car" explodes in a massive deflagration when dad says,
"Opps, we broke mom's car." And this is suppose to advertise high speed DSL?
We need action from the national level expressing our displeasure about how
our hobby is depicted. Not to mention the number of rules and laws they
depicted being broken.
Launching too big a rock from too small a launch pad.
Launching too close to streets.
I'll doubt that they had a fire permit.
I'll doubt they notified the FAA of their intent to launch a rocket in
excess of 454 grams.
Not knowing the motor they flew on, and if they flew in California, did they
have a California Pyrotechnician Class III - Rocketry on hand.
In case you national folks don't know what that is, here's a link telling
about it. also made this table showing the limits for launching rockets.