High Frontier

Make plans to join Tulsa Rocketry in Pawhuska, Oklahoma for High Frontier 14. The launch will take place September 30 and October 1, 2017. The Pawhuska Municipal Airport will again be the location for this launch. Lots to see and do; it will be fun for the whole family. Same as last year, there will on-site camping allowed. Bring your RV, tent, ect but there are no hook-ups at the airport. Generators are allowed but keep in mind if the generator is to loud during launch you may be asked to turn it off.  Check out www.pawhuskachamber.com for area details and lodging. Directions to Pawhuska can be found here.

Kids under 18 fly free when accompanied by a parent. Launch fees for adult fliers are $20 for the whole weekend. All adult fliers must be members of either Tripoli or NAR. Spectators are welcome and watching the launch is free and a lot of fun.

The range will open both Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. both days. We have an FAA waiver to 20,000 feet AGL. Simulations are required for any flights over 15,000 feet AGL. Please submit your simulations to the Prefect. All simulations must be performed with RASAero, which can be downloaded here. The launch will be conducted under TRA Commercial rules.

This year we are again having a Night Launch. The night launch will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. We will only be allowing A through G motors for the night launch. Remember to fly as many lights on your night rocket as possible, and don’t forget to bring a flashlight as well.

After the night launch, the Astronomy Club of Tulsa will have telescopes setup for some star watching.

For youth fliers under age 18, there will be a “Closest to the Buffalo” contest each day. We will also be having drawings for door prizes and rocket kits. We expect to give away over 40 kits during the weekend. 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.

On Saturday afternoon at 3 PM, we will be having our Big Daddy Drag Race and on Sunday morning at 9 AM we will be having our Warloc Drag Race and Minnie Magg Drag Race.

There will be concessions available on site along with HobbyTown USA with model rockets and motors and Wildman Oklahoma with high power motors. Contact Wildman Oklahoma at wildmanrocksok@gmail.com if you have a special request or need a 54mm or larger motor.

There are several featured flights for the event:

  • Torre Brookout flying Wanda on an M1550
  • Brien Wood flying a 3 stage project
  • Andrew Lathrop flying his 2 stage Kobayashi Maru on a K1000T staging to a J460T
  • Andrew Lathrop flying his “O-MY” rocket on a M1850W
  • Marty Beck flying Miss Riley on an L2200
  • Paul Reed with a Darkstar on an L800