Tripoli MN Launch Day Information
Typical Launch Day
Come one, come all... all spectators are welcome to watch at all club launches, just remember that rocketry may be hazardous. Please pay attention to the Launch Personnel announcements and keep children well in hand. Launch days start around 8:00AM with setup, first flights at 9:00AM and typically continue until 4:00PM. We usually have one or more rocket equipment vendors (www.offwegorocketry.com
) and sanitary facilities on-site. We also have Brian’s Brats, selling Brats, Hot Dogs, chips, water, and pop. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
Club Launches (using Commercially purchased or custom built Research rocket motors) are scheduled for the second Saturday of the month, May through October. We launch many rockets of all shapes and sizes. Kids of all ages are welcome to come launch on our 12 Low powered (A-E) launch pads, there is no charge for kids under the age of 18. Persons 18 years of age or older launching any rocket at a Tripoli Minnesota launch requires a membership with Tripoli National, the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), or the Canadian Association of Rocketry (CAR), and Tripoli Minnesota, or a Tripoli Minnesota day pass.
Members Only Launches (using Commercially purchased or custom built Research rocket motors) are scheduled for other days of the month. These Launch days are only communicated to club members. Note: Only Tripoli MN & Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) members 18 years of age or older are allowed to launch rockets on these days. However, if you are 18+ and join Tripoli MN & Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) on site, you can fly anything you want within the Tripoli Rules.
Required Reading for High Powered Fliers
Read both these documents. You will acknowledge your reading of them by initializing a statement stating such, on all your launch cards.
Xcel Energy Notice
Reminder: These launches are a group effort and would not be possible if it weren't for the help of those of you that come early or stay late to help with setting up and taking down.