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Tripoli Southern Minnesota

Dues:  $40 per year; payable in January of each year.
Launch Fee (only for those NOT paying the $40 yearly dues):  $10 per day
Meetings:  Fourth Saturday of the month, winter only.  Held at Owatonna airport.
Launches:  Fourth Saturday of the month, April through October.  Held near Maple Island
Focus: Large model rockets (E-G engines), high power rockets (H-M engines)
Primary Contact: David Donovan (club prefect), 507-281-5683

For more information, go to the Tripoli Southern Minnesota web site.

Toll free launch status hotline is 1-877-833-8435, ext. 9686. Anyone can call this number to receive up to the minute status on TSM launches.

Tripoli Southern Minnesota is Prefecture #112 of the Tripoli Rocketry Association.  It has launches on the fourth Saturday of the month from April through October and meetings from November through March.  Launches are held near Maple Island, MN.  Meetings are held at the Owatonna airport.

Most of the rockets flown at these launches fall into the large or high power classes.  To launch, you must either be a dues-paying member of the club, or you must pay a launch fee for the day.  Must be a Tripoli or NAR member in order to launch high power rockets (or join Tripoli on the day of the launch.)  Model rocket pads and launch control system are also available.  TSM welcomes flyers of all size rockets to their launches.

Hot food, portable bathroom facilities, and rocket vendors (Rocket Technologies) on site.

If you like smoke, flame, and big rockets, this club could be for you.

Spectators are welcome at club launches.