KLOUDBusters 2017 Launch Schedule
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KLOUDBusters Schedule of Events

IMPORTANT: The TRA and KLOUDBusters Launch Rules effective in 2017 are the latest TRA Research Safety Code published on the Tripoli Rocketry Association web-site.. More details below.

Event Date
January Fun Fly Saturday January 14, 2017
February Fun Fly Saturday February 11, 2017
March Fun Fly Sunday March 12, 2017
Argonia Cup Competition
AND KLOUDBurst 26
(this is a schedule update for KloudBurst)
Saturday April 8, 2017
Sunday April 9, 2017
(Rescheduled)
------------Break for Wheat------------
July Fun Fly Saturday July 8, 2017
August Fun Fly Sunday August 6, 2017
AIRFest 23 Friday September 1, 2017
Saturday September 2, 2017
Sunday September 3, 2017
Monday September 4, 2017
October Fun Fly Saturday October 14, 2017
Sunday October 15, 2017
Distant Thunder '17 Saturday November 11, 2017
Sunday November 12, 2017
December Fun Fly Saturday December 9, 2017
Christmas Party Saturday December 9, 2017
First alternate date for Saturday launches will be Sunday.
All launches will be conducted under the Tripoli Research Safety Code (Latest published verison on the TRA web-site). A Model Rocket area will be available for kids and eligible adult group leaders.

That's a lot of smoke, fire, and noise!!!

KLOUDBusters Launch Rules effective in 2017 (Latest published TRA Research Safety Code in effect)

All KLOUDBusters launches will be conducted under the Tripoli Research Safety Code. All Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) AND National Association of Rocketry (NAR) adult members may launch commercial motors to their certification level (Level 0 through Level 3) on all days. Certification attempts are allowed. To launch Research propellants, flyers must be TRA members and Level 2 or 3 certified.

Youth flyers may participate every scheduled launch day within the designated Model Rocket area. Non-member adult sponsors and/or leaders may participate within the Model Rocket area as "named insured" participants, howemust be members of Tripoli Rocketry Association or the National Association of Rocketry to participate.

Youth flyers under 18 years of age must stay within the Model Rocket area or the spectator area during all high-power activity. No youth are allowed in the high-power pad area while high-power rockets are present. The Launch Director or Launch Control Officer will announce when the high-power area is safe and model rockets may be retrieved.

If you're not a TRA or NAR member and want to take full advantage of all KLOUDBusters launch days, TRA membership applications are available at the launch site or visit theTripoli Rocketry Association web-site to join.

Visitors are Welcome at KLOUDBusters Launches. If you have a Scout troup, 4-H group, home school group, class, or other youth group and are thinking about attending a KLOUDBusters launch, please read the Youth Groups FAQ page for more information about bringing your group out to the Rocket Pasture. Youth leaders -- please let our Youth Outreach Coordinator know a few weeks in advance if you're coming out to fly with KLOUDBusters.

Spectators please read the Spectator Info page for more information about High Power rocket launches.

KLOUDBURST
The KloudBurst launch is our first large launch each year. The weather in early Spring tends to be a bit cool so dress warm. Camp on-site or at the Argonia River Park. Since this is the first big launch of the year many folks bring out the rockets they built over the winter. Lots of good flights can be expected! The KloudBurst launch is always a lot of fun. It is always nice to meet up with friends in the Spring and talk rockets!

AIRFEST
If you can only make it to one launch ... you've GOT to make it to AIRFest! Flyers from throughout the entire U.S.A. (and even some international flyers) regularly attend AIRFest and bring their very special projects for everyone to enjoy. AIRFest is even big enough to have its own Web Presence. Camping is available on-site or at the Argonia River Park; or take advantage of the hotels nearby. You can expect to see rockets of all shapes and sizes from 1/2A through P at AIRFest. Some have suggested the AIRFest as a competitor to LDRS -- it is NOT, rather, AIRFest is a companion to LDRS. But ... if you can't make it to LDRS perhaps you CAN make it to AIRFest!

DISTANT THUNDER
What a great way to end the flying season. Bring out your rockets, hot dogs, and marshmallows. Launch in the day, sit around the camp fire at night. Burn up those motors so you can buy bigger ones next year! This is the launch that folks like to attend to go-out-with-a-bang. Weather can be cool at night but very comfortable in the daytime. The winds in late fall tend to be light (now watch, the launch is cursed for sure now)! Distant Thunder is KLOUDBusters' Youth OutReach launch and there are usually Scouts, 4-H, Home School, etc. groups in attendance.

TRIPOLI RESEARCH LAUNCHES
All KLOUDBusters launches are conducted under the TRA Research Safety Code. In addition to the commercial certified motors available from our vendors, some advanced Level 2 and Level 3 high-power rocketry enthusiasts enjoy making and launching their own Research propellants. KLOUDBusters has decided to conduct all launches under the TRA Research Rules in order to enable these advanced rocket launches to take place during the same days as the Model Rocket launches by youth flyers. In doing so, we have opened-up the full spectrum of rocketry for everyone who attends KLOUDBusters launches to enjoy with just a few additional restrictions in place. Non-members are invited to abide by these restritions so everyone can enjoy the rocketry experience to its fullest. If you find yourself wanting more, it is available at any time simply by joining the Tripoli Rocketry Association and taking full advantage of the available liability insurance. If you have questions regarding any details about KLOUDBusters launches, please contact our Prefect.


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