Prefecture 82, of The Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA)
Purpose:The purpose of the Tripoli Research Program is to foster the research and development of payloads, electronics, recovery devices, air frame design, construction materials and to provide members of TRA with a venue in which they can static test and use their own composite or hybrid motors.
Calendar - TRA (6
Experimental launches each year).
Note - Due to insurance and safety reasons, non-Tripoli members are welcome to stay in the spectators viewing area, but are not allowed at the launch pads.
Images of past TRA launches at Fentress - Images and Videos
Membership application - Dues are $30 per year for new members, $20 year
for renewals, and are due in Nov.
By-Laws - Elections take place in Nov.
Join our Yahoo! SEVRA Tripoli East Virginia Discussion Group - This has an e-mail list, messages, photos, files, etc.
Find TRA TAPs in the following map:
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Board Members:Prefect - Pat Harden - [Paid - 2013]
Treasurer/Secretary - Joe Vanlandingham - [Paid - 2013]
Skip Cutting -
Jeff Goldstein - [Paid - 2012]
Brian Heywood - [Paid]
Randy Regan - [Paid - 2012]
High Power - Two rails, one 1/4" rod. Custom built launch stand.
Walston 16 channel receiver and one Club Transmitter. The Club Transmitter will be lent out to anyone who would like to use it for $17 (Funds will be placed in the Club Treasury).
Rocket Recovery Team - Recovery equipment - 45' pole with another 20' extension to recovery rockets from trees.
Experimental Rocket Motor Suppliers:
Fire Fox - AP
Green Monkey Aerospace - 13mm, 18mm, and 24mm hardware
High Tech Rocketry
American Pyro Supply - AP
RCS - Nozzles, tubes, casings, kits, chemicals
The founding members were Joe Beaufait, Rich Burck, Claudio Egalon, David Hahn, Stephen Krall, David Muesing, Glen Narden, Ed Rowe, John VanNorman, and Don Wittenauer. The Club was started in the 1994/1995 timeframe.
Club Re-Buildup in Nov., 2009. Members present were Eric Fadely, Skip Cutting, Jeff Goldstein, Joe Vanlandingham, Bill Pleban, Randy Regan, and Brian Heywood. Ed Rowe - Club Advisor.