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LIfetime Member Committee

Published On 7/8/2023
Steve Shannon has served on the TRA Board of Directors since 2016, and
in his many years of leadership service, has filled several important roles
with dedication and successful results. Chief among these is Steve’s
service as TRA’s president, and currently as secretary.
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Published On 7/8/2023
Our first recipient will not be able to receive his award in person, since he is currently in Earth orbit on the International Space Station! He is Woody Hoburg, NASA astronaut and pilot of the Space-X Crew-6/ISS Expedition 69 mission to the ISS.
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Spaceport America Cup

Published On 10/9/2023
Teams from around the world (24 countries in 2023) are applying to compete in 2024 Spaceport America Cup. These teams will be building and launching Level 3 sized rockets to 10,000 feet or 30,000 feet depending on their category.
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Published On 1/16/2023
The Tripoli Rocketry Association has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association and Spaceport America.
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Annual Election

Published On 8/13/2020
2020 TRA Board of Directors Election Results
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Published On 9/4/2019
Results from the 2019 TRA Board of Directors Elections
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Published On 8/1/2018
2018 Tripoli Board Election Results
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BALLS News and Updates

Published On 7/1/2020
Tripoli Gerlach have reluctantly postponed BALLS 29 until September 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns
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Class 3 Committee

Published On 1/8/2021
For fliers planning high altitude Class 2 and any Class 3 flights please check out updates to the Tripoli website under Class 3 Review Committee...
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Published On 10/30/2020
The Tripoli Board of Directors has approved a change in policy with respect to high altitude flights. Past policy has been that all FAA Class 2 flights of 50,000 feet AGL and above require a review by the Class 3 Review Committee (C3RC).
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IT Committee

Published On 9/19/2023
We're thrilled to invite you to share your captivating rocketry-related images with us. By submitting your photos here, you have the exciting opportunity to contribute to our rocketry community and potentially see your work featured on our platforms.
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LDRS News and Updates

Published On 7/8/2023
During the LDRS 41 Member's Banquet it was announced that Tripoli of Upstate New York will be hosting LDRS 42 at Torrey Farms in Potter, New York. The event is planned to take place June 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2024. More details will be posted soon.
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Published On 6/13/2022
During the LDRS 40 Member's Banquet it was announced that that the Tripoli Wisconsin Association, Tripoli Green Bay, and Tripoli Chicago will be hosting LDRS 41 at the Richard Bong Recreation Area located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
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Published On 12/18/2021
Due to logistical issues that were insurmountable, LDRS 40 will now be held at Lucerne Dry Lake in southern California, hosted by ...
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Motor Testing Committee

Published On 5/16/2023
Alan Whitmore and the Tripoli Motor Testing Committee completed two new certifications in April and May of 2023. These newly certified motors include the Aerotech H14ST and the Aerotech N4000W.
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Published On 1/30/2023
Alan Whitmore and the Tripoli Motor Testing Committee completed two new certifications in December, 2022, and two more in early January, 2023.
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Published On 1/10/2023
On January 7, 2023, the TMT Committee tested and re-certified the re-designed Aerotech O5280X.
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Published On 1/8/2023
The Tripoli Motor Testing Committee met on December 4, 2022 and January 7, 2023 and certified three new Aerotech motors.
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Publications Committee

Published On 11/29/2023
A new issue of High Power Rocketry/Tripoli Report is now available for your viewing pleasure. Volume 34 Number 4
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Published On 6/1/2023
A new edition of High Power Rocketry / Tripoli Report is available now.
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Published On 3/13/2023
The March 2023 edition of High Power Rocketry and Tripoli Report is now available.
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Published On 12/17/2022
The December 2022 edition of High Power Rocketry and Tripoli Report is now available.
Articles in this issue include: BALLS-30 - Black Rock at its Best!, The Spectacle of Staging - Part 4, Sometimes It's Not Rocket Science, and Much more!
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Records Committee

Published On 10/26/2023
We are excited to share that Adrian Adamson, from Lakewood, CO, has established a new altitude record on 10/15/2023. Adrian's remarkable achievement soared to an impressive 10,136 feet in the Single category, utilizing a Single-Stage F class at the Hartsel, CO launch site.
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Published On 9/22/2023
During BALLS 31 in Black Rock, Nevada, Bryce Chanes set a record for Handicapped - Single Stage O altitude of 3,920 ft.
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Published On 4/20/2023
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gerald Meux as the new Chairman of the Tripoli Records Committee.
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Safety and Certification

Published On 3/22/2023
Tripoli is pleased to introduce new online study quizzes for both safety and technical portions of the Tripoli Rocketry Association's Level 2 certification exam. These new practice quizzes can be an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the exam.
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Published On 1/29/2023
TRA has released a new L2 Advanced Study guide that conforms to the new Unified Safety Code. This guide and its corresponding tests replace all previous versions and is effective immediately.
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Published On 4/27/2022
Under this safety code there are no longer commercial launches or Research launches just Tripoli launches.  There are some changes to the current safety code such as a common safe distance table, a safety code for both model rockets as well as radio controlled boosted gliders as well as other changes.  Please take the time to read this document in its entirety.
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Scholarship Committee

Published On 7/22/2023
The Committee received 26 applications this year. All candidates were well qualified which made the task of selecting the recipients difficult, as usual. After careful and rigorous review we selected the following two applicants to be awarded $2,500 each... (read more)
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Published On 6/1/2022
The Erik Gates Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards an educational scholarship to assist in the continued education of the award recipient. If you or a family member is interested in pursuing this scholarship please look at the eligibility requirements and information on how to submit an application. Applications must be received on or before June 30, 2022.
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Published On 1/18/2022
The Erik Gates Memorial Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that applications for the 2022 year are now being accepted.
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Published On 1/30/2021
Applications have opened for the 2021 Erik Gates Scholarship, with three scholarships on offer in 2021...
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TRATech Committee

Published On 3/20/2023
The Tripoli TRATECH Technical Conference and Summit 2023 will be held during LDRS-41 in Kenosha, WI. The schedule has been established, and we have 12 outstanding presentations
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Published On 2/16/2023
The TRATECH committee is planning for the TRATECH 2023 technical conference during LDRS 41 in Wisconsin. We have lots of exciting presentations already planned but are looking for more.
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Published On 3/22/2022
The schedule for the Tripoli TRATECH Technical Conference and Summit 2022 that is being held during LDRS-40 in Victorville, CA has been established, and we have 12 outstanding presentations that will be made available to the membership on June 9th and 10th in the afternoons following the launching at LDRS, at the LDRS host hotel.
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Published On 1/24/2022
TRA’s second annual technical conference will be held on Thursday 6/9 and Friday 6/10 during LDRS-40 at the host hotel in Victorville, CA. The Tripoli Board believes that the entire membership greatly benefits from an intensive educational and information sharing opportunity such as the TRATECH technical conference.
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Published On 8/31/2021
TRA is pleased to share the proceedings of the first annual TRATech held in Wendover NV as part of LDRS 39
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Published On 4/19/2021
The TRA Board has listened to the members and has decided to conduct TRA’s first annual technical conference on Thursday 7/29 and Friday 7/30 during LDRS-39 in Wendover, Utah...
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Tripoli News

Published On 8/21/2023
The Tripoli Rocketry Association is expanding its global network and welcoming two new international Prefectures into the association. We are delighted to introduce Tripoli-Poland and Tripoli-Latvia as the latest additions to our ever-growing community. These new Prefectures bring fresh perspectives, expertise, and enthusiasm that will undoubtedly enrich our rocketry landscape.
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Published On 8/16/2023
The Tripoli Board of Directors is thrilled to introduce the preliminary edition of the Tripoli Prefecture Manual. This comprehensive manual is valuable for prefectures navigating diverse challenges and responsibilities. Created through collaborative efforts, it aims to streamline operations and offer essential guidance. It's understood that no first edition is flawless, but we believe that progress is best achieved through collaboration and collective input.
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Published On 7/31/2023
Over the past few years, the cost per member for insurance has risen considerably, far exceeding the $10.00 annual fee we were charging our student members. The rapid increase in student members has further exacerbated this problem. We understand that affordability is crucial, especially for students, and we have considered this during the decision-making process.
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Published On 2/28/2023
The Tripoli Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2023 Prefecture Improvement Program (PIP). This is a grant program that prefectures can use to improve the flying environment for Tripoli Rocketry Association members.
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Published On 8/19/2022
Tripoli is pleased to announce a new enhancement to membership. Now, members can download a virtual copy of their membership card.
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Published On 3/29/2022
The Tripoli Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2022 Prefecture Improvement Plan (PIP). All active Prefectures in good standing with the organization, are eligible. This is a grant program the prefectures can use to make significant improvements for your members.
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Published On 7/24/2020
The Tripoli Board of Directors have announced details for the upcoming Annual Members Meeting
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Published On 4/17/2020
Continuing the recommendations of the CDC relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tripoli Board of Directors has extended the moratorium on group Tripoli activities until either April 28
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