At the launch this last Saturday, October 26th, I informally polled those in attendance and found that most would be unable or unlikely to attend this coming Saturday’s scheduled launch (November 2). Then, yesterday, I received a notice from the FAA regarding changes to the special rules of our waiver that become effective immediately. I don’t know why those rules changes were deemed necessary, but the changes will require us to have a working telephone on site at all times so that FAA can call us. Finally, the weather forecast for this Saturday looks cool, cloudy, and wet.
Therefore, I feel I must reschedule this Saturday’s launch to one of the other November Saturdays that I am available. I would like to get feedback from the club members for which day would work. I am available on November 9th, and November 16th. Unfortunately, I am unavailable on the 23rd or the 30th.
So, please, let me know which of those two Saturdays would work best. Obviously I cannot guarantee the weather and we are going into the winter months so we may have to cancel any other date that we select, but by delaying this launch one or two weeks I hope to attract more attendees and determine how best to handle the FAA rule changes.
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