I've been to Launches and I'll tell you one thing. There ARE notices all over saying not to cross lines and also your own responsibility,. Should you attend a launch it is YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY and not of them.
Her "LOLSuit" < --- term for laughing out loud out of court will never come to pass. All sites clearly states you go at your own risk. One of the rockets could come off and veer toward you and you could get hurt that way too. Accidents happen, which is with all sports.
Looking for a quick buck, woman? I don't think so. I hope the judge laughs you out of court and I hope ROC/NAR/Tripoli counter-sue you for being an idiot.
I can tell you definitively that anyone involved with "an 18' 300 pound rocket" would not allow anyone within at least 500 feet of it, that includes the owner of the rocket, the club, and the individuals responsible for the range safety. I've been to Lucerne Valley several times, and I can tell you that they won't even allow people out in the open area for the little Estes rockets, much less anything this big. There are VERY STRICT safety procedures for these launches, and everyone there takes them extremely seriously. Everyone there, including spectators, is required to sign a waiver that states that they understand what's going on and take responsibility for their own actions.
In order to be able to simply buy the rocket motors for a rocket this large, you have to go through a three-stage certification process that basically proves that you not only know the safety procedures involved but that you have a fairly sophisticated level of engineering expertise as well. The complaint makes it sound like these are a bunch of drunkards out to have fun watching fireworks... nothing could be further from the truth.
David Dodd 4:24 p.m., May 22
Dave Rice 3:33 p.m., May 22
Chad Deal 3:23 p.m., May 22
Liz Swain 12:53 p.m., May 22
Ed Bedford 12:18 p.m., May 22
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