Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 2Date: 2020-01-01Original Date: 2020-01-01Title: Section § 101.25 - Operating limitations for Class 2-High Power Rockets and Class 3-Advanced High Power Rockets.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED). SUBCHAPTER F - AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES. PART 101 - MOORED BALLOONS, KITES, AMATEUR ROCKETS, UNMANNED FREE BALLOONS, AND CERTAIN MODEL AIRCRAFT. Subpart C - Amateur Rockets.
§ 101.25 Operating limitations for Class 2-High Power Rockets and Class 3-Advanced High Power Rockets. When operating Class 2-High Power Rockets or Class 3-Advanced High Power Rockets, you must comply with the General Operating Limitations of § 101.23. In addition, you must not operate Class 2-High Power Rockets or Class 3-Advanced High Power Rockets— (a) At any altitude where clouds or obscuring phenomena of more than five-tenths coverage prevails; (b) At any altitude where the horizontal visibility is less than five miles; (c) Into any cloud; (d) Between sunset and sunrise without prior authorization from the FAA; (e) Within 9.26 kilometers (5 nautical miles) of any airport boundary without prior authorization from the FAA; (f) In controlled airspace without prior authorization from the FAA; (g) Unless you observe the greater of the following separation distances from any person or property that is not associated with the operations: (1) Not less than one-quarter the maximum expected altitude; (2) 457 meters (1,500 ft.); (h) Unless a person at least eighteen years old is present, is charged with ensuring the safety of the operation, and has final approval authority for initiating high-power rocket flight; and (i) Unless reasonable precautions are provided to report and control a fire caused by rocket activities. [74 FR 38092, July 31, 2009, as amended by Amdt. 101-8, 74 FR 47435, Sept. 16, 2009]