Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Class 1 RocketsUses no more than 125 grams (4.4 ounces) of propellant.   Uses a slow-burning propellant. Is made of paper, wood, or breakable plastic.  Contains no substantial metal parts.  Weighs no more than 1,500 grams (53 ounces) including propellant.

Class 2 Rockets – Up to 9,208 pound-seconds total impulse, wavier to 50,000 feet MSL Saturday and Sunday, 18,000 feet MSL Monday through Friday, Sunrise to Sunset. A user requiring more than 50,000-feet MSL requires a new FAA COA.

Class 3 Rockets – A user requiring more than 9,208 and less than 200,000 pound-seconds total impulse, requires the user to apply for a new FAA COA.

AGL: Above Ground Level
MSL: Mean Sea Level

Bureau of Land Management (BLM):
Right-Of-Way to access our property.

Kern County Fire Department (KCFD):
Explosives Magazine Permit
Rocket Launch Permit

Kern County Health Services Department:
Environmental Health Permit

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE):
Explosive Manufacturing Permit

Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
General Mobil Radio Service

California State Fire Marshal (CSFM):

Pyrotechnic Operators Licenses

Class 3 -- Launch and Test Fire Commercial High-Powered and Hybrid Rocket Motors. Commercial means a rocket motor is fabricated by a company licensed by the CSFM.

Class 2 -- Launch and Test Fire Class 3 Rocket Motors; and Manufacture, Launch, and Test Fire Experimental Solid Rocket Motors. Experimental means fabricated by the user.

Class 1 -- Launch and Test Fire Class 3 and 2 Rocket Motors; and Manufacture, Launch, and Test Fire Experimental Motors of all types (Solid, Hybrid, Monopropellant, and Bipropellant Rocket Motors/Engines).