Tulsa Rocketry Club to hold model Rocket Launch in Pawhuska Sept. 24-25

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Article by Green Country Marketing Assn.

High Frontier 13

Tulsa Rocketry and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce High Frontier 13, an amateur rocket launch, which will take place at the Pawhuska Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25. For the thirteenth year in a row, hobby rocketry enthusiasts from across Oklahoma and several surrounding states will converge 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 9:00 AM each morning and continue throughout the day until approximately 5:00 PM. Admission is free to the public. Children under 18 can launch their rockets for free when accompanied by an adult.

Closest to the Buffalo Contest

Competition events will include “Closest to the Buffalo” for kids under 18. Cash prizes of $25/$15/$10 will be awarded at 3:30 PM each day for 1st/2nd/3rd.

Drawings for Free Rockets

Tulsa Rocketry will be giving away free rocket kits again this year to kids under 18. Each child attending the launch receives a free ticket for 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.

We gave away 34 rockets kits to the kids last year and we hope to do more this year.

Saturday Night Events

A special “Night Launch” will be conducted Saturday evening beginning about 8:00 PM. Special rockets outfitted with LEDs and strobe lights will be flown. The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

Sponsors

Merchants or individuals interested in sponsoring the Rocket Drawings or contests can drop off contribution checks at the Pawhuska Chamber or contribute on-line through the Tulsa Rocketry website: http://tulsarocketry.org/donate/

More Information

Tulsa Rocketry is a nonprofit organization based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The organization consists of approximately 30 members 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: http://tulsarocketry.org/high-frontier-13/

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

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

The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce is a member of Green Country Marketing Assn., one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other 10 multi-county associations to promote state tourism, an $8.9 billion industry.

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About Roseanne McKee

Journalist who enjoys reporting the community events/news of Pawhuska, Okla. Pawhuska has a rich culture as the home of the Osage Nation. Cattle ranching, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and the oil industry are all located near Pawhuska. The people are warm, generous and unpretentious. I love Pawhuska!
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