Pittsburgh Rocketry Community Invites You To Attend:

A NAR Regional Competition & Tripoli Pittsburgh High Power Launch
October 20 & 21, 2001

Hosted by PSC #473 - Pittsburgh Space Command & Tripoli Pittsburgh #1
Location: Near I-70 Midway Between Washington, PA & New Stanton, PA
Launch Site: 600+ Acres Of Recovery Area - NAR Sanction No. 1004-02R

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Comment from the Contest Director: Sept. 19th
Yes, the launch will take place. We just won't fly High Power models if
there is no waiver. We still have a month before the event, so FAA waivers
may be available by then, we will have to wait and see. The waiver doesn't
effect the contest part of the event. There will be lots of Model Rocket
Fly'em High,
Rod Schafer

A Letter To Our High Power Fliers
From Ken Good
Prefect Tripoli Pittsburgh #1
Sept. 21th

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Maps To The Launch Site

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Vendors Page

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Attendance Page

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Click Here For The Contest Results Page
Contest Results Page
Click Here For The Monocopter Meet
Find Out More Information On The Monocopter Meet

Steel City Smoke Trial 1

1/2A PD - 1/2A SD (MR) - A PAY - C RG - E FW

Trophies for 1st place in each event (Divisions A, B, C, and Team), To be presented at the field on Sunday at approximately 3:30 P.M.

Competition Range:
Will be open Saturday from 9 AM to 5 P.M., and Sunday 9 AM to 2 P.M. Contest events can be flown either day, except for A Payload Altitude which will be the only event flown on Saturday between 9 AM and 11 AM, with re-flights flown Saturday starting at 3 P.M. (time allotment to be determined by the number of re-flights needed). Duration events will begin at 11 AM and may be flown during the re-flight period for A Payload. Contestants may use their own payloads, however the will need to be measured and weighed at safety check for correct length and weight. Payloads will also be available (Dimensions- 18mm dia. x 70mm long, 28g).

A & B Div.: $10
C Div. $15
Team $18
No additional charges to fly on the sport range.

Click Here For The:
Registration Form

Dragon's Fire XXIII

FAA Waiver:
5000 ft. AGL

Will be open on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., and Sunday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Tripoli or NAR certified motor up through I without advanced application, J motors require advance application/ approval, subject to launch day flying conditions.

Due to the launch site's proximity to an interstate, the RSO will reserve the right to lower the permitted motor range.

$12 for both days, or $8 for single day flying (rates are for flyer or family)


Please Note!

PennDot is in the process of renumbering the exits along Interstate 70. The launch site use to be Exit 13 and it is now Exit 35.
The launch site is located off Exit 35 (Rt. 481, Monongahela/Centerville) of Interstate 70. From Exit 35 off ramp, follow Rt. 481 south for less than 0.2 miles to intersection with Grange Road. Turn right, the access road to the flying field is about 0.8 miles west on Grange Road, just past Gavco Construction and next to Wheatly Road. Signs will be posted on the approach roads and at the access road entrance Friday through Sunday.

Best Value Motel
Located 8.5 Miles East Of Launch Site Just Off I-70 At The Fayette City Exit Number 43A {Old Exit 20A}

( 724) 929-8100

Will you be staying at the motel? - Make your own reservations at the motel, regular rates run from $32 to $49 depending on the number of adults in your room. Mention Pittsburgh Rocketry and if we have 10 rooms booked there will be a 10% discount.

Hoss's Steakhouse Restaurant
Fayette City, I-70 Exit 43 - 6:30 P.M.

For Additional Information Contact:

Contest Director
Rod Schafer at (724) 845-7439
E-Mail rschafer@alltel.net
Web Site: Pittsburgh Space Command

High Power Contact
Ken Good at (412) 373-2734
E-Mail kgood@clev.frb.org
Web Site: Tripoli Pittsburgh

The Webmaster wishes to thank Dave Rose & Tom Blazanin
who developed a lot of the graphics you see on these web pages.