Competitions and Records

I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.  - W. Von Braun

The intent of the Competition Event is to bring a level of fun to the rocketry community, while encouraging innovation using new and emerging technologies. Tripoli encourages all members to participate in the Competition Event which is intended to recognize the achievements of Tripoli members who succeed in attaining difficult goals.

In recognition of those who push the envelope, the Tripoli Hall of Fame web pages will keep a record of these flyers and their records, with both data and visual information for others to see. 

Tripoli launch organizers are encouraged to hold competition events at their launches. Individuals may participate in these events at Tripoli launches, or attempt to set the record for the event on their own when no competition event has been scheduled during a launch.

 We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. - W. Von Braun

Flights certified as new maximum altitude or certified to be within 10% of the existing highest altitude for that class will be posted on the TRA website with flight information, pictures, and graphs of altimeter data. Please refer to the official Tripoli Competition Events rules for more information on how to qualify, and submit your entry.

Hall of Fame

Commercial Motor Class
Research Motor Class
Handicapped Class