Tripoli Central Virginia
Celebrating 29 Years   1989 - 2018

Battle Park Launch Schedule 2018 - 2019

The Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 dates are now set. All of the BattlePark launches will be Tripoli Research Launches. Complete safety codes are available under the Resources tab at You can get a good summary of the differences between Commercial and Research launches by reading the Tripoli Rocketry Association Safe Launch Practices document. Ask the Prefect, RSO, or LCO for details if you have more questions.

Please note that dates are tentative based on weather and field availability. Pad set-up will happen Friday morning, October 26th. If this weekend is cancelled for any reason, set-up will be planned for Friday, November 9th. Keep an eye on the website for changes.

  • Fall Maintenance Day   October 6, 2018   & the 7th if needed
  • BattlePark 2018 Fall Launch   October 26, 27, & 28, 2018
  • November 10 & 11, 2018 Rescheduled to Nov 17 & 18, 2018
  • December 8 & 9, 2018
  • January 12 & 13, 2019
  • February 9 & 10, 2019
  • March 9 & 10, 2019
  • BattlePark 2019 Spring Launch and Battle Of The Rockets   March 29, 30 & 31, 2019

During November to March, the launches are two day launches. This year all of these launches are scheduled as Research launches. The low power pads will include 1/4" rods and 1010 rail pads for rockets with low power motors up to G. These pads can be accessed by any fliers, including children when they are accompanied.

The last launch of the season is scheduled as the BattlePark Spring Launch. It is a three day affair and marks the end of the launch season on the farm. This will also be the Battle of the RocketsTM contest at BattlePark.

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