It appears this is the second time Mad Mike has flown in a homemade rocket that he built. In January 2014, he rocketed to 1,300 feet above Winkleman, Arizona before landing and collapsing. He took three days to recover. Apparently very little coverage the first time so he came up with an attention grabbing headline for the second launch.Is it a fact that he designed and built the rocket / parachute system with no input from knowledgable people?
The FAA had to give permission for this specific launch window so I would guess he was using rules for Class II rocket and the FAA waivered the unmanned portion.I wounder if he had an experimental airworthiness certificate or N number? Went too fast to be 103 legal.
I think it's largely a show. Looking at his history it appears he's only become anti-science/pro-flat Earth since discovering that those people did a lot more for his GoFundMe account.Is it a fact that he designed and built the rocket / parachute system with no input from knowledgable people?