Tripoli Montana

2023 Launch Schedule

This is the launch schedule for 2023. Launches are on Saturday and usually run from 9am (or 10am) to 5pm. All launches will be at the Twin Bridges site. The launches with links are major national launches of interest.

Directions to the launch sites.

The Twin Bridges launch site in western Montana has a 25,000 foot MSL waiver (launch site is 5,660 feet, so about 19,340 AGL) and higher altitudes are available. Please contact Steve Shannon at least one week prior to launch date if higher altitudes are needed. We can also make it a TRA research launch if needed.

The launch site is on land owned by the BLM. No off-road travel with motorized vehicles is allowed. There are no sevices available at the site. We will try to have a porta-potty available.

Tripoli Montana flys under the Safety Rules set forth by the Tripoli Rocketry Association and the FAA. Big Sky Rocketry Association will fly some launches under NAR rules and insurance. We recognize the NAR certification processes, and NAR members are covered under TRA insured launches. Non-club members should bring their up-to-date TRA or NAR card.

Check on the weather forcast for the Twin Bridges launch site.

Only Tripoli- or NAR-certified motors may be used. No Skidmark or other sparky motors are allowed due to fire concerns (maybe if there is snow on the ground).

Only biodegradable wadding may be used for recovery.

Launch Fees:

Last updated: November 10, 2023
Maintained by: Dale Emery