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§ 1285. Requirements and conditions for launching

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 13B. Model Rockets
35 P.S. § 1285
§ 1285. Requirements and conditions for launching
Model rockets may be launched upon compliance with the following conditions:
(1) A device or mechanism shall be used which shall restrict the horizontal motion of the model until sufficient flight velocity shall have been attained for reasonably safe, predictable flight.
(2) Launching or ignition shall be conducted by remote electrical means fully under the control of the person launching the model.
(3) A launching angle of more than sixty degrees from the horizontal shall be used.
(4) At least one adult person shall inspect each model rocket before flight and shall supervise the launching of each model rocket.
(5) All persons in the vicinity of the launching shall be advised that a launching is imminent before a model rocket may be ignited and launched.
(6) Winds shall be less than twenty miles per hour and visibility shall be greater than two thousand feet.
(7) Model rockets in flight shall not create a hazard to aircraft. Rocketeers must comply with the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 covering Federal Aviation Regulations Part 101, Subpart A pp 101.1 a. 3. ii a through d.
(8) A model rocket shall not be used as a weapon against ground or air targets.


1970, July 8, P.L. 451, No. 155, § 5.
35 P.S. § 1285, PA ST 35 P.S. § 1285
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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