Medford Tripoli launch

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tyler_flaherty

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Medford Oklahoma has returned to the world of rocketry. We will be holding a launch on the 30th of April.

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Where's the field, anticipated launch schedule?
 

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Field will be at the Medford municipal airport. Launch schedule is being worked on at the moment. The 30th will be the reopening of the site since the 90s

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There has been a lot of behind the scenes help. Jeff Durkin and Doug Dinse have been nothing but helpful along the way.
We have a new Wilson FX launch system and I know it is a pain being a one day launch on a Sunday but i think it's looking like a good turnout.

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Hey all quick update the waiver will be 12900 AGL from 8am to 5pm Thanks.

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I also wanted to add that on April 30th..... Tripoli research rules will be in effect. Thanks.

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I am curious as to how you are going to comply with 101.25(g) which requires that you be 1,500' or 1/4 the expected altitude, whichever is greater, from any uninvolved persons or property. Or did you get that waived?
 

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We have landowners permission which makes them participants and the FAA concurs

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Here's a satellite photo of the Medford area. The Medford Municipal Airport is southwest of Medford, marked with the plane.
The golf course is east of Medford, quite a distance from the airport.



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Here's a satellite photo of the Medford area. The Medford Municipal Airport is southwest of Medford, marked with the plane.
The golf course is east of Medford, quite a distance from the airport.
I am quite familiar with the area. My grandfather lived in town and I attended the Sooner Boomer launches way back when. If you look closely at that image you will see a 9 hole course snuggled up just to the east of the runway. But that location you have marked looks nothing like a golf course. It may have been one once but it isn't now. I do recall playing (I use that term loosely) golf at a course east of town once long ago. The "greens" were oiled sand that you rolled before putting.

I am asking because at the DARS Prairie Hill launch site people start showing up for the evening drag racing activities before we close down. If they are uninvolved (they certainly appear to be) then the altitude limits should be reduced to ~6,000' so that the FAA minimum can be met.
 

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Hey all...The weather is not looking the best for a launch this weekend. We do have people that are still willing to chance it and hope for a clearing in the weather. So we will be out there if anyone wants to show up. Thanks.

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