Make plans to join Tulsa Rocketry in Pawhuska, Oklahoma for High Frontier 10. The launch will take place September 28 through 29, 2013. The Pawhuska Municipal Airport will again be the location. Lots to see and do, it will be fun for the whole family. Same as last year, there will be on site camping allowed, but there will be no hook-ups. Check outwww.pawhuskachamber.com for area details and lodging.
A few of our featured flights this year are:
- Marty Beck, OKC – Kracken-Up / M3000
- Andrew Lathrop, Bartlesville – 6″ IRIS / M1297
- Hal Ellis, Tulsa – 5.5″ WAC Corporal / L1520
Kids under 18 can fly free when accompanied by parents. Launch fees for adult fliers are $10.00 for one day and $15.00 for the weekend. All adult fliers must be members of either Tripoli or NAR. Fliers can register at the field. Spectators are welcome and watching the launch is free and a lot of fun.
The range will open both Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am and close at 5:00 pm. We have a waiver to 20,000 feet AGL. Sims will be required for launches over 15,000 feet AGL. Please submit your sim to hal121 at cox dot net prior to the launch weekend. All sims must use RASAero. It can be downloaded from here. Commercial motors only at this launch.
Something new we are doing this year is a Night Launch. The launch will begin after sundown. Will will only be launching A-G motors at night. Remember to fly as many lights on the rocket as possible and bring your flashlight.
For youth fliers under age 18, there will be a “Closest to the Buffalo” contest each day. We will also have a drawing for door prizes and Rocket Kits.
We will also have an ongoing drawing each day for rocket kits. We expect to give away over 40 rocket kits. Some will be ready to fly (no assembly required), some will be almost ready to fly (mostly snap together), and a few will require glue and some adult help to build, but all will be cool. The drawing is open to all children under the age of 18. Be sure to pick up your drawing ticket at the registration table. You must be present to win.
Note: All “sparky” type motors are prohibited at this launch. Don’t even ask!!
For the adult fliers there will be the following contests:
2nd annual High Frontier Minie Magg Drag Race – All participants must use an Aerotech I245 motor for the 1st round. Winners of the 1st round will move to the final round. In the final round all participants must use an I357.
James DuBois Warloc Drag Race – This year we are going to have 2 classes for the Warloc Drag Race. We will have an Aerotech class and also a CTI class. In the Aerotech class all participants must use an Aerotech J570 motor. In the CTI class it must be a CTI 38mm J motor. You don’t want to miss this! (See some of the pictures from a previous drag race.)
Commemorative High Frontier Rocket Mail covers will be flown at the HF10 rocket launch in Pawhuska, OK, on September 28, 2013. Net proceeds from this promotion will be donated to the Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance Food Bank.
Rules for all contests are available on the rules page.
There will be vendors on site. Impulse Aerospace and Hobby Town USA will be there to provide your rocket and motor needs. The Pawhuska High School Cheerleaders will be there with food, water and soft drinks.
Tulsa Rocketry members: Please be thinking now how you can help with range duty.
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For people not familiar with the area, here are some photos we took of the airport launch site looking different directions. The overhead photo helps show you where each of the other pictures is looking. We also have directions to Pawhuska from various highways posted.
12 pads at 30 feet for A-E impulse
4 pads at 100 feet for F-I impulse
4 pads at 200 feet for J-K impulse
1 pad at 500 feet for L-M impulse