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Welcome to the Tripoli North Texas Rocketry Association

Tripoli North Texas (TNT) is the Tripoli prefecture supporting the DFW area. TNT is dedicated to the advancement of high power rocketry, motor research and development, and STEM support at all academic levels. We follow the safety code of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, an international organization. (We are Prefecture #58.)

If you need more information please email the club prefect at prefect@tripolinorthtexas.org.


Next Rocket Launch

The next TNT launch is scheduled for January 30-31, 2021 at our Seymour launch site. Please see the Event Calendar for more information.





We have 2 high-power fields in North Texas with FAA waivers.

Akroville: About an hour northwest of Dallas, the Akroville field has a 7,000’ waiver, with call-ins to 9,000’. Research motors are limited to 6,000’ and 8,000’, respectively. Motors up to M impulse are allowed. We are extremely fortunate to have a field so close to the Metroplex that allows both high power and research motor flights under TRA rules. 


Seymour: About two hours northwest of Dallas, our field near Seymour, Texas has a 16,000’ waiver for commercial motors, and 14,500’ for research. This field can support motors up to the TRA limit (with prior approval). 


Launch fees vary by membership type and location. See the launch calendar for more info.


Club volunteer highlights:

  • certify aerospace and other engineering students to safely fly high power rockets
  • provide qualified volunteers for mentoring and support of high-power rocketry in STEM programs at the university level

  • volunteer at the Spaceport America Cup held at Spaceport New Mexico

  • work with high schools to incorporate rocketry into their STEM programs

  • provide assistance to the public at large to support the hobby of high-power rocketry


 Tripoli North Texas Launches

In addition to the launches we host at our two North Texas sites, TNT members routinely attend other launches:

  • Tripoli Houston launches held at Hearne Municipal Airport or at the Double T Ranch (Paige, TX)
  • Austin Area Rocketry Group launches held at Hutto
  • Kloudbusters launches (Airfest, Distant Thunder) at Argonia, Kansas
  • Tripoli Gerlach BALLS launch at Black Rock Desert, Nevada
 

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Membership Overview


In just a few short months Tripoli North Texas has grown from a handful of members to over 60! The introduction of our new website attracted many new members to the club. And our two fantastic flying fields have finally given Tripoli North Texas members a place to call home and fly both commercial and research motors.

 

We have a very experienced club – nearly ½ of our members are Level 3 certified! We welcome members of all experience levels and you join knowing there are plenty of skilled members ready to help you learn if you are new to high power rocketry. 

 

Membership breakdown (December 2020):

 

Low Power: 11

Level 1: 9

Level 2: 13

Level 3: 29

Total:               62

                        

Ham Certified: 22