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Kirk Mohror

December 3, 2003

Just like everyone else, I started with model rockets in elementary school. I had these wonderful designs until this kid said I could not just design a rocket without doing the string test....huh? Ok, so I bought some models, built my own launch pad a flew rockets on the farm I lived on......and lost all of them.

Forward 25 years. I happened to come across a magazine called High Power Rocketry. While laying around for 5 weeks after some surgery, reading this absolutely fascinating magazine (they have rockets that BIG and go that FAST)!, I found out that there was a club in Seattle. I contacted the Tripoli Prefecture, Dave Davis, talked his ear off and was told there was a high power rocket person here in Spokane. At this time, I thought that the only way to really have fun with this renewed hobby was to start a club. I talked to Dave Glass and told him what I was up to and that I was going to start a rocket club here in Spokane with a 10,000 foot waiver. By the way, did I mention he was VERY SKEPTICAL of this person talking to him.

Anyway, the club started in 1996 in it's current location with the fore mentioned waiver and the homebuilt launch system still in use today. One of the first members was the skeptical Dave Glass.

A lot of time and energy went into getting the club to the point that it is at today and I am proud of everyone who has helped me and the club in making SPARC the best and most friendly rocket club in the entire Pacific Northwest. Thank you everyone!

A special thanks to Chuck Moser and Mark Howe, 2 of the first members of SPARC and who really helped in getting this club going. My hope for this club is that it is going strong for years to come and that maybe some young person looks back and credits the club as being influential in their life.

Posted by terry at December 3, 2003 4:27 PM

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