TRA safety codes at all times.
2. We are guests on Jim Hallowell’s property and he, his
family, and property will be respected at all times by
members. There is no parking on planted areas at any time.
3. PARA launches are family events with children
participating. Members will refrain from using foul
language, arguing, or fighting. Members will treat one
another with courtesy and respect.
4. There is no consumption of alcoholic beverages permitted
at PARA launches. Members and guests are not to be under the
influence of alcohol/medication during PARA launches.
5. There is no smoking in the prep area. Do not discard
cigarette butts on the property; bring a container and take
your butts home with you. Remember this is not our property.
6. All rockets flown must be submitted to RSO (Range Safety
Officer) for safety inspection prior to launch.
7. Do not insert igniters in the motors until your rocket is
on the launch pad. Tape your igniter to the side of your
rocket with masking tape when presenting it to the RSO for
8. The RSO has final say on which rockets get launched.
9. There are many wires in the launch area, so please watch
where you are walking and absolutely no running in the
10. Do not venture past the launchline into the launch area
until the all clear has been given by the LCO (Launch
Control Officer) or RSO.
11. In the event of a misfire, wait 60 seconds before
approaching the rocket.
12. Please discard used igniters/plugs in the coffee can in
the launch area. Remember this is not our property and we
need to keep it clean.
13. Do not attempt to climb a tree to recover your rocket.
The club has poles up to 30 feet in length for retrieving
rockets from trees. We have all lost rockets in the trees
and it is unfortunately an accepted occurrence in rocketry.
14. Please mind yourself and children when recovering
rockets in the corn. Corn leaves can be sharp and cut your
skin. Children can get lost in a cornfield. The use of audio
locators is useful for finding your rockets in the corn.
15. Please take a cell phone if you are going into the
wooded areas to retrieve a rocket. Have the LCO/RSO number
and keep in touch. We recommend a buddy system to avoid
16. If there is a medical or other emergency, do not panic.
There are emergency numbers and hospital directions at the
RESTRICTIONS: High power
rockets have a 1500 foot launch pad distance requirement in the safety code that we are
unable to meet. We are bound to the 160 to 320 Newton-second
limit. Rockets can not weigh more that 53 ounces (3lbs, 5oz)
with the motor(s) installed. They can not contain more than
125 grams (4.4oz) of rocket propellant. A single motor can not
have more than 80 Newtons of Average Thrust. This limits us
to a G80 motor. We can launch a rocket
with a 2G cluster or 4F cluster as long as it does not
violate the above restrictions.