News from LDRS 38

Gerald Meux, Dave Rose, and Steve Shannon reelected to the TRA board.

Utah Rocket Club won the bid for LDRS 39, it will be held on Bonneville Salt Flats, July 30 – August 3, 2020the

Neil McGilvray and Robert Utley (Rockets Magazine) were presented the President’s Award

Burl Michael Finkelstein received the Lifetime TRA Membership

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2019/2020 Waiver in Place!

The FAA waiver for our site is in place, covering us from the October launch through the summer of 2020. Most of the details remain the same. Surface to 50,000’ msl (47,700’ agl), 3.5 mile radius, 8am to 5pm each day.

This waiver also has provisions for night launches. So far the October Aquila Skys launch is set for a night launch, with more months to be announced.

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Level 3 Certification Process Update

The key reinforcement is that the L3 project needs to be signed off before construction begins.

“TRA members designing or preparing to fly a level 3 project must present details of their design to 2 TAP members of their choice. BEFORE commencing construction, 2 TAP members must have signed off on the member’s certification form.”

Instructions are on the Tripoli Rocketry Association website.

Also, the TRA BOD voted to ban 3D printed fin cans from being used on level 3 certification flights.

This should not be a surprise since commercially available fin cans are already banned from being used on level 3 certification flights.

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