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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #10513 by deangelo54
Replied by deangelo54 on topic The 04/24/2021 Amesbury Launch...
I have been through Northampton several times and saw a great area for launching rockets. The problem is that it is very close to an airport. What field did you fly from?
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2 months 1 week ago #10514 by curtisheisey
Replied by curtisheisey on topic The 04/24/2021 Amesbury Launch...
There is a huge, huge field in Northampton. Problem is ... airport on North, bordered by CT river on East and Rt 91 on West. So probably a no deal for rockets.

But there are a number of large fields and farms in Amherst/Northampton area that might be worth pursuing, given the shortage of launch venues for mid and high power.

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2 months 1 week ago #10515 by deangelo54
Replied by deangelo54 on topic The 04/24/2021 Amesbury Launch...
You and I and whoever wants to assist us, should get together and seriously look into one of the large fields in the Amherst/Northampton area. Even if we only launch there two or three times a year, it's worth it.
What would be involved in organizing a launch there?
Land owners permission.
Site survey. (Parking, road access, NAR HP code compliance)
Proof of NAR insurance.
FAA Waiver.
Anything else?

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2 months 1 week ago #10516 by deangelo54
Replied by deangelo54 on topic The 04/24/2021 Amesbury Launch...
You and I and whoever wants to assist us, should get together and seriously look into one of the large fields in the Amherst/Northampton area. Even if we only launch there two or three times a year, it's worth it.
What would be involved in organizing a launch there?
Land owners permission.
Site survey. (Parking, road access, NAR HP code compliance)
Proof of NAR insurance.
FAA Waiver.
Anything else?

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #10517 by RetroRocketGuy
Replied by RetroRocketGuy on topic The 04/24/2021 Amesbury Launch...
Hmm. I looked around a bit (online) and saw this:
goo.gl/maps/5ECmS4vfgPeHiK5L6

Pretty nice, right?
(Edit: Oh, I believe this is one of those near the Airport...Darn it)
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2 months 1 week ago #10518 by deangelo54
Replied by deangelo54 on topic The 04/24/2021 Amesbury Launch...
That field appears to be over 3,000 feet away from the airport. What is the minimum distance that the FAA requires?

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