I initially thought we were going to fly in the AT&T Stadium, the home of Chattanooga's minor league baseball team, but that was a no go. Upon arrival, I was told we would launch in the greenway, which is a small patch of grass by the river. Things got even more restrictive when I went down to that area to set up the pad, as a good section of the greenway was cordoned off with tape due to a recent application of weed killer. This left only the narrow strip between the heavily-travelled road and the river, and I informed the kids that I was going to set up the pad so that the rockets would not land in the road. They could opt out of flying their rocket if they didn't want it to splash down in the river, which I thought was very possible, even though there was almost no wind on Tuesday. There was absolutely no way I was going to chance a rocket landing on a moving vehicle in that road.
|Red x marks the location of the launch pad (Click to enlarge).|