Ponca City, OK

Amatuer Rocket Launch Set For Pawhuska September 29

Tulsa Rocketry and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce High Frontier 15, an amateur rocket launch, which will take place at the Pawhuska Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2018.

For the fifteenth year in a row, hobby rocketry enthusiasts from across Oklahoma and several surrounding states willconverge on Pawhuska for two days of rocket launches, competition events,and fun. The launch is expected to be the largest of its kind in Oklahoma.

Approximately 300 rocket flights are anticipated during the event. The rockets will be models constructed of cardboard, plastic, wood, and composites and will range in size from small models weighing only a few ounces to larger models weighing 20 pounds or more. Some of the larger rockets are capable of reaching altitudes of 10,000 feet or more and can carry video cameras, radio transmitters and other instruments aloft.

Rocket flights will start at 9 a.m. each morning and continue throughout the day until approximately 5 p.m.. Admission is free to the public. Children under 18 can launch their rockets for free when accompanied by an adult.

Closest to the Buffalo ContestCompetition events will include “Closest to the Buffalo” for kids under 18.

Cash prizes of $25/$15/$10will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. each day for 1st/2nd/3rd.

Tulsa Rocketry will be giving away free rocket kits again this year to kids under 18. Each child attending the launch receives a free ticketfor the drawing. Tickets are drawn every 30 minutes

all day, both days of the event. The child holding the winning ticket receives a free rocket kit.

A special “Night Launch” will be conducted Saturday evening beginning at about 8 p.m.

Special rockets outfitted with LEDs and strobe lights will be flown.

The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

After the night launch, the Astronomy Club of Tulsa will be hosting star gazing if the weather permits.

Merchants or individuals interested in sponsoring the Rocket Drawingsor contests can drop off contributionchecks at the Pawhuska Chamber or can contact Tulsa Rocketry at trprefect@gmail.com.

Tulsa Rocketry is a nonprofitorganization based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The organization consists of approximately 35members from the Tulsa area and northeastern Oklahoma. Tulsa Rocketry promotes the safe and educational enjoyment of hobby rocketry through their website, monthly

meetings and monthly rocket launches from a site near Leonard, Oklahoma.

For more information, visit the High Frontier page on the Tulsa Rocketry website at tulsarocketry.org/high-frontier/

For lodging and area information, visit the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce website at www.PawhuskaChamber.com.

Questions can also be directed to either Paul Reed at (918) 691-6737 (cell) or by email atprefect@tulsarocketry.orgor to Hal Ellis at 918-760-9754 or by email at hal121@cox.net.

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