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The 2023 Texas Shootout

We Are Excited to Announce the Third Annual Texas Shootout !!!

Tripoli North Texas is excited to host the third annual all Texas Tripoli launch at our field in Seymour, TX.  While the main focus of this launch is to unite all of the Texas clubs, registration is open to any rocketeer, regardless of location, that would like to attend!!.

This will be a 3 day launch over the Memorial day weekend.  May 27th, 28th, and 29th.  

Spectators welcome!  There is no charge to come out and watch the rockets fly!  Bring a chair, shade, and something to drink (no alcohol during launch hours please).  All we ask is that you pre-register and accept our waiver.

We have made some enhancements to the registration process so please read the information below and on the web page that is dedicated to the Seymour field.  

The following guidelines will apply for The Texas Shootout:

1.  Advanced Online Pre-Registration for this event is required!!  You can register online by using the registration button on the calendar event to complete the process.   

2.  The launch will be conducted on land owned by a private individual and we require all flyers and spectators to sign a liability waiver to participate.  Agreement to this waiver will be included in the online registration process. 

3.  To participate as a flyer in this launch - you must be a registered national member of TRA or NAR with a currently active status. Please be prepared to present your membership card when you check in at the field.  


4.  As this is a 3 day launch, the launch fees will be:

Low Power: $  0.00

Students Members: $15.00

TNT Club Members: $40.00

Non TNT Members: $40.00

Note: There is also a small PayPal fee applied at registration.  

5.   "Porta Potties" will be provided on site. 

Event Details:

Please see the attached links for all the details on the launch site location, altitude waiver, and the lodging accommodations in the surrounding area:
     Seymour Launch Site Webpage
     Seymour Launch Site PDF

Downloadable flight cards:
     Low Power Flight Cards
     High Power Flight Cards

Launch Setup and Volunteering:

Friday the 26th Afternoon - Volunteers are appreciated!! If you are a member, use the button on this page to volunteer, non-members can click HERE to volunteer. You can volunteer for setup or a wide variety of positions during the launch.

Launch Schedule:

Saturday the 27th: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday the 28th: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday the 29th: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

2023 Texas Shootout T-shirt:

As always, we are offering T-shirts with the official logo of the annual event!  Act fast, because T-shirts must be ordered by Monday, May 1st!

Social Event:

There will be a catered dinner on Saturday the 27th.  The dinner will be an amazing buffet of food prepared by Craig Peters.  The meal will include Steaks, Ribs, Chicken, and Sausage as well as a variety of sides.  Craig has cooked for us previously in Seymour and his food is fantastic.  This is a meal that you don't want to miss.  The dinner will be hosted at the field and will begin around 6:00pm.  The cost of the dinner will be $25.00 and it is BYOB.  

Important Note: You do not have to be a registered flier at the launch to attend the dinner - but advanced registration for the dinner is still required because we need an accurate count of how many people we will be cooking for.  

If you plan on attending the dinner but not launching - please complete the registration in advance.  


Restrictions: Sparky motors are dependent on field conditions. The launch director will make a determination before the launch if they will be allowed.
If you plan on flying anything larger than an M motor or any flight over 16k, please contact us in advance.  We welcome large flights but would like the opportunity to review your flight plan in advance of the launch.  

RV’s and Camping:

Both RV’s and camping are allowed at the launch site. No open fires are allowed.

Onsite Vendors:

Harry “The Motor Man” Spears  will be onsite with a full complement of motors for sale.

Mark Hedley and his wife Michelle will have the Spiral Horn Coffee booth setup.  Rumor is that Mark is making a special blend just for the shootout and it will be available for sale by the cup or in bulk.


As Always - Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of the Porta-a-Potty ($200 Rental Fee)

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly.  

We are looking forward to continuing a great launch season with you all !!!



Ray Shepard

Tripoli North Texas (TNT)
TRA 11901 L3
(972) 977-5836


Saturday, May 27, 2023 to Monday, May 29, 2023
Seymour, TX Field
Seymour Launch Site

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Matt Bukin
Ray Shepard
(972) 977-5836 (c)
Seymour Launch
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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Texas Shootout attendance (must add High Power Fee below to fly HPR)
High Power Launch Fee - required to launch High Power Rockets (H & above)
Saturday Night Dinner
Purchase T-Shirt - Size Small
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Purchase T-Shirt - Size Large
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