Rocket launch set for this weekend

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

High Frontier 10, Tulsa Rocketry’s regional launch, will be held Sept. 28 and 29. The waiver is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and the waiver is to 20,000 feet AGL. Commercial motors only, and no sparky motors allowed.

Launch fees for adult TRA and NAR member flyers (adults must be a member of either organization to fly at High Frontier) will be $10 for one day or $15 for the weekend. Flyers under 18 fly for free, but must have a parent sign their registration form. Tulsa Rocketry members are exempt from launch fees, but are expected to work at least one two-hour range duty shift.

T-shirts will be available again this year, with great artwork by the club’s Randy Luhman. Prices are the same as last year — $15 for S through XL, $17 for XXL and $18 for XXXL.

Many activities are planned, including a few new twists. As usual, we’ll be holding a Closest to the Buffalo spot-landing contest for flyers 18 and under — with cash prizes each day for first, second and third place.

The Warlock drag race will have two divisions this year — one for Aerotech J570 motors and one for Cesaroni J530s. There will also be a Mini-Magg drag race, with rockets using Aerotech I245 motors. If there’s a need for a second round of Mini-Magg drag races, the motor for that will be the Aerotech I357.

For the first time at High Frontier, they are having a night launch. This will take place about 9 p.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to use a lot of LEDs or a strobe light on their rockets, and bring flashlights for light to prep the rockets. Motors for the night launch will be limited to A-G.

They will also be flying commemorative High Frontier 10 Rocket Mail covers, probably Saturday afternoon. Sandy Warwick assisted in designing a special sticker to place on the envelopes. After the covers are flown, they will be mailed to the purchaser via USPS. Rocket Mail covers can be ordered for $5.50 through the Tulsa Rocketry website, or purchased on-site at Registration. All proceeds from rocket mail sales will go to the Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance Food Bank.