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Old 06-07-2006, 05:19 PM
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I'm not a NAR member either. As far as I know, there are no clubs within 50 miles at least. I just can't see the use when my rocketry is pretty much a solitary activity. When I was a kid I had quite a few friends in the hobby with me, but we grew up and I'm the only BAR. It would be nice to have others around to "hang out" with. Alas, this forum is my only link to anyone else my own age with an interest in rocketry.

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Lance --- just FYI, I grew up in Lima (Elida, actually) and moved to Milwaukee about 6 years ago.

I, too, never got into mid or high-power because of "no local club"....the closest was MIVARS (Miami Valley Rocket Society) down in Dayton...I went to a couple of their launches, but I couldn't convince my wife that the logistics were acceptable for me to go 70-odd miles whenever I wanted to launch rockets...so I stuck with "D" power and below, and flew 'em in fields around the house.

Very best of luck to you, though...maybe someday there'll be a club in northwest Ohio. Heck, maybe YOU'LL be the one to start it!
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Yeah, me too. I should have asked for the DVD set for Father's Day. Did you know that Count Floyd had a record out in 1982? Gotta track that one down to go with my two Bob and Doug albums. Great wall decorations.

Aooooooooooooooooo. Scary! I have Bob & Doug's first album. Didn't know Count Floyd had one as well.
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As of five minutes ago, that is *no longer the case.* Gentlemen, I am proud to announce to you all that, for the first time in my ~44.5 years,

--"I *am* the NAR."
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Your NAR # will probably be slightly higher than mine. I signed up about 6 months ago with the NAR. I flew without membership in TRA or NAR for many years and although it's somewhat of an expense I'm happy that my money goes to support both organizations and their legal funds.

I haven't subscribed to the TRA magazine as part of my membership for the last couple of years but I really do like Sport Rocketry. It was worth the membership cost just to have access to Sport Rocketry and that played a large part of my signing on with the NAR. Since Hurrican Katrina there is only one newstand in the New Orleans area that handles Sport Rocketry and availability is sporadic at best.

Some of the coupons they will send you as part of your package are dated and are no longer valid.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:10 PM
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I'm not a NAR member either. As far as I know, there are no clubs within 50 miles at least. I just can't see the use when my rocketry is pretty much a solitary activity. When I was a kid I had quite a few friends in the hobby with me, but we grew up and I'm the only BAR. It would be nice to have others around to "hang out" with. Alas, this forum is my only link to anyone else my own age with an interest in rocketry.

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Lonely in Ohio


Bit of a ride, but give us a try down at Quark sometime. If we can sync it up, I'll buy the post launch dinner. (Skyline or Chipotle. Your choice. )
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Lance, go check out The Rocketry Forum, at www.rocketryforum.com. It's even bigger and more active than this forum, and many of the people who frequent YORF also hang around TRF.
That's what I like about this forum. It's smaller, more personal and doesn't really seem to attract the lazy "yung guyz" that can't spell "str8" (straight) and don't know the difference between "your" and "you're".

(Except for that one that seemed to want advice on burning/blowing himself up last year. He didn't hang around long.)
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That's what I like about this forum. It's smaller, more personal and doesn't really seem to attract the lazy "yung guyz" that can't spell "str8" (straight) and don't know the difference between "your" and "you're".

(Except for that one that seemed to want advice on burning/blowing himself up last year. He didn't hang around long.)

Then apparently he got the advice he was looking for!
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Personally, I was amazed when I found out that NAR numbers had 6 digits. Suddenly I felt very very old... (That's happening a lot lately- like when I found out that the Hofner 500/1 bass I bought new in 1981 is now officially "vintage," or when people talk about mid '80s to '90s rockets being "vintage." Sigh...)
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Personally, I was amazed when I found out that NAR numbers had 6 digits. Suddenly I felt very very old... (That's happening a lot lately- like when I found out that the Hofner 500/1 bass I bought new in 1981 is now officially "vintage," or when people talk about mid '80s to '90s rockets being "vintage." Sigh...)


yeah, getting old isn't any fun, lol ... but the stories we can tell :-p .

( and I can spell, honest, just can't type, K ? :-)

I was feeling old the other day when I realized my 76 Nova I bought in 1990 is 'suddenly' a 30 year old antique.

As for NAR and TRA numbers, I have a nice 5 digit NAR No., but imagine there's guys on here with 4 digit, maybe 3 ? ... Larry maybe ?

Not sure Tripoli is old enough to be vintage ... but I'll keep my old #, thanks. :-)

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Yeah, I have the typing issues too.... I'm not sure if it's because I never really learned how, or if it's because it's getting harder to see the keyboard (I'm NOT wearing bifocals...yet...)
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Bit of a ride, but give us a try down at Quark sometime. If we can sync it up, I'll buy the post launch dinner. (Skyline or Chipotle. Your choice. )



Bill....how often do you guys have your sport launches? My mother lives in Springfield and I could just happen to make a trip to visit her......

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