In addition to SMM, below are the answers you are seeking
joeman wrote:Blake: Can you please send me the QRS letter please so that I can include it in the application?
joeman wrote:I have a few questions regarding the form. Hoping someone might be able to help.
** "Have you been assessed as competent in the use of explosives within the past 5 years". I assume this is more for Shotfirerers...but I'm ticking "NO".
tick YES, this is the details of your L1 certification
** "Proposed storage method and location for explosives" - I was going to put that I don't intend on storing any of explosives that are allowed under the License - that I would be purchasing/using directly at launch site.
Simply write "Items to be stored in a compliant storage box at **your address**". You may want to elaborate on in the shed which is locked when unattended -or- in the garage, but it is not necessarily required.
** Statement of Reason: Required so that I can perform my L2 Attempt and future launches at QRS launch sites.
Simply write "To use High Power Rocket Motors"
** I've made sure I have ticked "Propellant powders" and "Other" (= Parachute Ejection Charge)
This is correct, propellant powders cover you for buying Black Powder. Next to other write "Rocket Motors > 62.5grams"
I did up a small letter essentially just saying I've got L1 cert and I'm going for L2...and this requires it. Pretty simple stuff. Though it is obvious to me what I require it for...thought I should include it, just so it is clear to them.
no requirement for a letter, they are very familiar with rocketry
Another question. I am assuming the licence is for L1. (Because that is what I have obtained). I assume that after L2, if I wish to do other L2 flights, that I would need to re-apply for updated Explosives Licence?
Applying for your explosives license is like a drivers license, you need to be able to demonstrate compliance/ability before being allowed to obtain it. The L1 covers that off, so once you have your L1, you have a legal obligation to apply for your explosives license if you wish to continue flying HPR motors. The licenses these days simply state HPR Rocket Motors > 62.5grams. It is up to the club and the flyer to self regulate users to their certification level once you have obtained the license.
In addition to the above, if you are unable to use a motor for whatever reason, Australian Rocketry can hold onto it for you (as they have done for many other flyers in years past). If the motor is in a shippable condition (and on the basis that you have the explosives license), this could
be shipped to you. Alternatively, it would just be held until the next launch event.