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Dave Glass

December 3, 2003

I built my first rocket in the second grade ---- TP tube and construction paper nose; The launch pad was board with a rubber band. My parents were supportive of my quest to be a rocket scientist; X-mass and birthday presents were erector sets, Gilbert chemistry sets, etc.

In the seventh grade I saw the Estes ad in popular mechanics; the Astron Scout was followed by the Astron Mark, Astron Apogee, Astron this, Astron that ……and continued off and on for years. Eventually, though, the California hippie-dippy/motorcycle lifestyle led me into a career as a stained-glass artist but I kept scratching the model itch every once in a while. Call me a BA & A & AR ----- until I came upon a copy of HPR. I soon contacted Dave Davis and bugged the heck out of him with a million questions, all of which he patiently answered. Next I took a few model rockets to Sheridan and MAN! I couldn’t stop grinning! When I got home I built my first HP rocket, a pencil I called “GET THE LEAD OUT”, which I still fly. I was a bit leery of using it for my L1 cert, however, so I built a standard bird called “SAFE BET”. I made many trips to Oregon, to Both Sheridan and Brothers, until Kirk Mohror made it possible to fly locally (I wasn’t’ that skeptical was I Kirk?). I enjoy making scale military and historical rockets, along with the occasional oddrock and pot of chili.

Posted by terry at December 3, 2003 4:33 PM


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