Tripoli Central Virginia
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Battle Park Launch Schedule 2016 - 2017

The Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 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 28th. If this weekend is cancelled for any reason, set-up will be planned for Friday, November 11th. Keep an eye on the website for changes.

  • BattlePark 2016 Fall Launch   October 28, 29, & 30, 2016
  • November 19 & 20, 2016
  • December 10 & 11, 2016
  • January 14 & 15, 2017
  • Febuary 11 & 12, 2017
  • March 11 & 12, 2017
  • BattlePark 2017 Spring Launch   March 24, 25 & 26, 2017

Tripoli has made significant changes in the Research rules. There may be some research launches that will be changed to Commercial launches at a later date.

Our first launch in the fall is a three day launch to welcome everyone back to the Battle Park. Friday is the set-up day and we will launch after set-up is done. This can fall in late October or early November depending on when the crops are harvested, but has traditionally been Halloween weekend.

During December 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. Depending on field conditions and weather, it may be possible to hold one more launch a week or two after the spring launch, but this will be a club only launch and notification will be made by email.

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