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KLOUDBusters Argonia Launch Site Range Rules
FAA Waiver for KLOUDBusters launches
The waiver for KLOUDBusters launches is 50,000' AGL. Extended altitude arrangements above 23,000' up to 50,000' must be made with prior approval from the KLOUDBusters BOD. These approvals must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the launch. The form for KLOUDBusters BoD approvals may be found at KLOUDBusters HiAlt Application (MS-Word Document).

FAA Class 3 Rockets
A Class 3 rocket is defined as any amateur rocket propelled by a motor (or motors) totaling more than 40,960 Newton-seconds (a “P” motor or greater). The KLOUDBusters prefecture holds a combined Class 2 and Class 3 Certificate of Authorization (COA) of Waiver that covers all launch events and all Class 2 and Class 3 rockets flown at the Nafziger Rocket Pasture. Class 3 projects planned for launch at our site must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the planned launch for evaluation and approval. Rocket details for Class 3 projects may be submitted via the KLOUDBusters Class 3 Project Submission Form (MS-Word Document) Class 3 flights at the Rocket Pasture do not require submission to the Tripoli C3RC.

Aluminum Rockets at Argonia
Rockets launched at Argonia may not be constructed of all aluminum or any other metals. Aluminum fin cans or nose cones will be permitted only if required to ensure structural integrity of the rocket during a high-performance launch. Absolutely no aluminum airframes or fins attached directly to motor cases will be permitted under any circumstances. Please contact the KLOUDBusters prefect for further details.

Multi-Stage Rules
KLOUDBusters has specific restrictions implemented for multi-stage rockets flown at Argonia. Please refer to the KLOUDBusters Rules for Multi-Staged Rockets.

UAS (R/C Aircraft) Rules
For the KLOUDBusters rules regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (the R/C Rules), please refer to the KLOUDBusters UAS Rules. This pertains to R/C airplanes, drones, quad-copters, boosted gliders, etc. flown at the KLOUDBusters Rocket Pasture.

Other important reminders:
  • All KLOUDBusters are conducted under the Tripoli Rocketry Association Research Safety Code. All adult flyers must be TRA or NAR members.
  • Youth flyers under 18 may launch 'G' impulse from the Model Rocket area.
  • The waiver for all KLOUDBusters launches is 50,000' AGL. Flights planned to exceed 23,000' AGL require prior approval from the KLOUDBusters Prefect - application here. Contact the KloudBusters prefect for further details.
  • Please bring proper ID and Certification information (TRA or NAR membership Card) to all launches.
  • There are all popular sizes of launch rods and rails available. We have many 6' and 12' standard rails and a few rails for the large (BlackSky style) rail buttons. We do not currently have Unistrut rails, so if you require Unistrut, bring your own.
  • Projects requiring Hypertek and other hybrid systems should contact Star Rocketry for advance planning of your launch.
Upcoming Events
2023 Argonia Cup and KloudBurst 31
Sat. and Sun. Mar 25 & 26, 2023
Hiatus For Crops
THANK YOU FARMERS!!! ******************
July Fun Fly
Sunday July 16, 2023

All KLOUDBusters launches are conducted under the TRA Research Safety Code. Details available on the Launch Schedule page.
PDF color poster of KLOUDBusters 2023 launches
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KLOUDBusters has hosted LDRS at our Argonia, KS launch site: 1993, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2011, & 2019.
KLOUDBusters launches have been featured in TV programs twice: Rocket Challenge in 2003 and LDRS-Large Dangerous Rocket Ships in 2011.