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Road Closure – Eagle Eye

Everyone coming in to the launch site from I10 and Salome Rd, be aware that Darrel said Eagle Eye Rd was closed because of debris. He had to back track and go thru Salome and Aquila. You may want to go thru Wickenburg this trip.

Scott Hertel
Prefect Tripoli Phoenix

October Launch Update

The word from Bob Heninger is the launch site is dry. The entrance is a little wet but, he had no trouble getting in.

Our waiver is only 25,000ft MSL on Saturday because the Military is doing some sort of exercise on Saturday. Sunday we have our normal 50,000ft MSL waiver. Please plan accordingly.

Scott Hertel
Prefect Tripoli Phoenix

The May Launch is On!!!!!!!!!!

I have received messages from a few members asking if we have our Waiver.

We did receive the waver, so the launch is ON!

We should have great weather this weekend. Temps should be in the 70s and 80s, and the low level winds should be below 10 mph all weekend. I know several are going for some high altitude. Be aware that the high altitude winds look to be the best on Saturday.

I look forward to seeing you all this weekend.


Air Force Operations have caused our April Launch to be canceled.

We just received word from FAA that our wavier for the launch this weekend has been cancelled.
Luke Air Force Base has a special operation that will require them to use the airspace this weekend. Unfortunately, this can happen to us from time to time because our launch site is in a MOA controlled by Luke. I was hoping that if they needed the air space we would get more notice, but clearly NOT!

We are trying to get next weekend, and will post an update if we do.

Please help us get the word out, the April 25-26 launch has been cancelled.

Scott Hertel