Archive for July, 2015

Congratulations – TAP Frank Hermes

Such great news for the San Diego Tripoli Club to have Frank Hermes as our TAP (Technical Advisory Panel).

When I was pursuing my level 3, I had to travel to Rocketry Organization of California’s launch in Lucerne to meet with my TAPs Jack and Kurt. The San Diego Club was seriously lacking TAPs. Luckily for me, my friend Hawtakshun Greg Smith was applying for his TAPness and was appointed June 2011. So I benefited tremendously from his guidance and I probably tested his resolve to be a TAP.

Frank has been an inspiring part of our rocketry community, and I’m so delighted that he decided to make his mentorship official. He has been a tremendous resource and has the most amazing rocketry projects and technological pursuits.

I would love to eventually be a TAP, however I have lots of learning ahead of me. Especially need to get some flying under my belt as it has been a long dry spell. It would be great to represent the small community of female rocketeers.


YAY – AB 467 Model Rocket Law Passed!

Thanks to the leadership of Assembly Woman Ling Ling Chang and the support of the rocketry community, California will have equal model rocketry rights with the majority of the country starting January 1st, 2016.
This legislation will modernize California’s model rocket laws, ensuring this hobby remains a positive platform for STEM education. This bill is important for the thousands of children and hobbyist across California who use model rockets as recreational and educational tools. The bill will officially become law January 1, 2016 and provides for a process to work through the State Fire Marshall’s office should regulations need to be updated in the future.

Below is a copy of the bill.