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Last Update18 Sept 2016

  2017  
4-28

All regular launches held on the third Saturday.

All launches are research launches

The waiver is open at 8am or 9am when the launch equipment is setup up and is open until 8pm but flying often stops around noon

 
Date Place Information
1-21 ***Canceled (rained out)***

Jean Dry Lake
Local launch
Saturday 8am - 2pm

Jean Info

2-18

Canceled due to expected bad weather as of Feb.16,2017

Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Saturday 8am - 8pm

Jean Info


3-17
3-18
3-19

"SpringFest launch"
Jean Dry Lake


Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm

SpringFest Info

4-15 Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Jean Info
5-20**

Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Saturday 8am - 5pm
**(Canceled Delamar is a go}

Jean Info
5-26
5-27
5-28

Delamar Research Launch
Delamar Dry Lake

We have our BLM permit and our FAA waiver!

Delamar Info
6-17 Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Saturday 7am - until too hot to fly
Jean Info
7-15

Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Canceled (too hot to fly)
Saturday 8am -8pm

Jean Info
8- 19

Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Canceled (too hot to fly)
Saturday 8am -8pm

Jean Info
9-16 Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Jean Info
10-20
10-21
10-22

"Oktoberfest" 
Regional Launch

Jean Dry Lake

Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm
*
OktoberFest Info
11-18 Jean Dry Lake
Local Launch
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Jean Info
12-16 Jean Dry Lake
Saturday 8 am - 5pm
Jean Info
* not expected to be out there this late  

LAUNCH TYPES & POLICIES

TRIPOLI VEGAS conducts basically three types of rocket launches. All of them are open to the public but hold the guidelines listed here.

LOCAL LAUNCHES:


These are held usually on the third Saturday, at Jean Dry Lake just South of Las Vegas near Jean, NV. Anyone is invited to attend and see what High Power Rocketry is all about however, due to Insurance Regulations, only Tripoli members are permitted to fly. FAA waiver is in affect with a clearance 7500 ft msl = 4700 ft above the lake. All participants and visitors are asked to abide by all rules.

REGIONAL LAUNCHES:


These are much larger in activity than local launches and draw many more people from all over the Southwest; however, many people attend from as far away as East Coast. They usually last two or three days and launch fees are rigidly enforced. Rocketry activities are usually much busier than at local club launches and visitors are encouraged to be alert. FAA waiver is in affect with a clearance 7500 ft msl = 4700 ft above the lake bed.There is a launch fee for ALL persons wishing to fly. Tripoli Vegas proudly sponsors Springfest in March of each year and Oktoberfest in October of each year.  They are three day are Research Launch.

RESEARCH LAUNCHES:

  Research launches are conducted in accordance with Tripoli research Rules.
Click on links below for information.

Tripoli Research Safety Code

Tripoli Research Launches - FAQ


Tripoli Vegas, in addition to local launches and research launch days, also sponsors the Delamar Research Rocket Launch. For the last few launches the FAA has granted us a 25,000 ft. waiver.