Tripoli Central Virginia
Celebrating 25 Years   1989 - 2014

Battle Park Launch Schedule 2017 - 2018

The Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 dates are now set. All of the BattlePark launches will be Tripoli Research Launches. Complete safety codes are available under the Resources tab at Tripoli.org. 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 27th. If this weekend is cancelled for any reason, set-up will be planned for Friday, November 17th. Keep an eye on the website for changes.

  • Fall Maintenance Day   October 14, 2017
  • BattlePark 2017 Fall Launch   October 27, 28, & 29, 2017
  • November 18 & 19, 2016
  • December 16 & 17, 2017
  • January 20 & 21, 2018
  • Febuary 17 & 18, 2018
  • March 17 & 18, 2018
  • BattlePark 2018 Spring Launch   April 13, 14 & 15, 2018

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 return of the Battle of the RocketsTM contest to BattlePark.

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