UKRA Council Resignation

UKRA regrets to announce the resignation of Charles Simpson from the UKRA Council. Charles is resigning to pursue other interests, including his own rocketry.

Charles has been an enormous contributor to rocketry for decades and has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to improve the hobby for all members of the community, especially with regard to how rocketry is viewed by government and the authorities.

Charles (with many others) has worked with the CAA, HSE and the Firearms Enquiry Officers to permit rocketry to become as smooth and well accepted as it is, enabling simple motor purchases, achieving lower restrictions regarding motor storage, simplified NOTAM processes and many more initiatives which could never be fully documented.

Charles' Chair role will be filled temporarily by Michael Williams, previously a chair of UKRA, who has also indicated that he will stand for election as chair at the AGM later this year, the date and time of which to be announced shortly.

Please join us in thanking Charles for his excellent service on Council. We're looking forward to seeing him now have the time to launch a few rockets.