|KLOUDBusters 2013 Launch Schedule|
KLOUDBusters Schedule of Events
IMPORTANT: There are New KLOUDBusters Launch Rules effective 01-January-2012, see below.
All KLOUDBusters launches will be conducted under the Tripoli Research Safety Code. All Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) adult members may launch commercial motors to their certification level (Level 0 through Level 3) on all days. Certification attempts are allowed. To launch Research propellants, TRA members must be Level 2 or 3 certified.
Youth flyers may participate every scheduled launch day (except for the Sweaty BALLS launch) within the designated Model Rocket area. Non-member adult sponsors and/or leaders may participate within the Model Rocket area as "named insured" participants, however, you must notify the KLOUDBusters Prefect at least 30 days prior to the launch to be added as a named insured for specific launch date(s). All other adults must be members of Tripoli Rocketry Association to participate.
Youth flyers under 18 years of age must stay within the Model Rocket area or the spectator area during all high-power activity. No youth are allowed in the high-power pad area while high-power rockets are present. The Launch Director or Launch Control Officer will announce when the high-power area is safe and model rockets may be retrieved.
If you're not a TRA member and want to take full advantage of all KLOUDBusters launch days, membership applications are available at the launch site or visit theTripoli Rocketry Association web-site to join.Visitors are Welcome at KLOUDBusters Launches. If you have a Scout troup, 4-H group, home school group, class, or other youth group and are thinking about attending a KLOUDBusters launch, please read the Youth Groups FAQ page for more information about bringing your group out to the Rocket Pasture. Youth leaders -- please let our Youth Outreach Coordinator know a few weeks in advance if you're coming out to fly with KLOUDBusters.
Spectators please read the Spectator Info page for more information about High Power rocket launches.
The KloudBurst launch is our first large launch each year. The weather in early Spring tends to be a bit cool so dress warm. Camp on-site or at the Argonia River Park. Since this is the first big launch of the year many folks bring out the rockets they built over the winter. Lots of good flights can be expected! The KloudBurst launch is always a lot of fun. It is always nice to meet up with friends in the Spring and talk rockets! AIRFEST
If you can only make it to one launch ... you've GOT to make it to AIRFest! Flyers from throughout the entire U.S.A. (and even some international flyers) regularly attend AIRFest and bring their very special projects for everyone to enjoy. AIRFest is even big enough to have its own Web Presence. Camping is available on-site or at the Argonia River Park; or take advantage of the hotels nearby. You can expect to see rockets of all shapes and sizes from 1/2A through P at AIRFest. Some have suggested the AIRFest as a competitor to LDRS -- it is NOT, rather, AIRFest is a companion to LDRS. But ... if you can't make it to LDRS perhaps you CAN make it to AIRFest! DISTANT THUNDER
What a great way to end the flying season. Bring out your rockets, hot dogs, and marshmallows. Launch in the day, sit around the camp fire at night. Burn up those motors so you can buy bigger ones next year! This is the launch that folks like to attend to go-out-with-a-bang. Weather can be cool at night but very comfortable in the daytime. The winds in late fall tend to be light (now watch, the launch is cursed for sure now)! Distant Thunder is KLOUDBusters' Youth OutReach launch and there are usually Scouts, 4-H, Home School, etc. groups in attendance.
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