Wednesday, October 5, 1977

Shooting bottle rockets has developed into a fine art. The launching of the small missiles from a moving vehicle is the most specialized and enjoyable form of the activity. Some unprepared fellows try to light the projectiles with ordinary matches, but it is much easier to use a disposable lighter such as a Cricket or similar brand. The procedure is quite easy. The rocket's fuse is lit and the rocket pointed out an open window towards the target. The rocket may either be held by hand or put in a beer can or bottle, which is more accurate and safer. The hard part of bottle rocket launching is obtaining the desired target. Many hours of practice is required to be able to get good enough to put one in another car window.