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TNT Akroville Site  near Sanger, Texas

COVID-19 Precautions
 — Masks are required in all public areas, including at the RSO/Check-in table and while out on the range. Please set up your work area keeping at least 6 feet from your neighbor and maintain a safe distance between other flyers and spectators when approaching the RSO table. Please follow the guidelines published by Governor Abbott:

 

https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Outdoor-Events.pdf

 

Registration — Registration in advance is required: 

 

https://www.tripolinorthtexas.org/events - events calendar

 

Schedule: Generally, one launch per quarter on the 4th weekend of the month. Please check the events calendar for the exact date and time. Launches may be either Saturday or Sunday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 

 

  • Field Location: Akroville Airport - GPS Coord 33°23'25.19"N 97°21'38.07"W
  • Field Data Sheet: Akroville Site Data PDF

or 33.390331, -97.360575


Weather: Saying Texas Weather is unpredictable is an understatement — TNT will give as much notice as possible if weather conditions do not permit us to launch. Check the TNT Facebook page or look for an email for launch status:

 

https://www.facebook.com/tripolinorthtexas/

 

Waiver:   Commercial Motors: 7,000 ft with call-ins to 9,000 ft AGL
                Research Motors:     6,000 ft with call-ins to 8,000 ft AGL

 

Motors:  Limited to M class or lower

College Teams:  We encourage all college team members to get Tripoli certified. The prefect will be available to witness flights and administer cert tests. If you plan on launching a large group project for Spaceport America Cup, SDS, SLI… please coordinate with us before the launch. (Contact the prefect at the email address listed below.)

High Power Flyers: Must produce a current TRA or NAR membership card indicating your cert level.

Restrictions: No Sparky Motors - this is a grass field. 

Port-a-Potty - available on the field


Fees

TNT Annual Membership:  Individual – $40/yr., Family – $70/family, Student – $25

Range Fees – Model Rockets (<=G motor) – Free, Students – $10, Members – $20, Non-Members – $30

Port-a-Potty donation: Most of the launch fees go to the cost of the Port-a-Potty ($195 per launch). We will gladly accept donations for the Port-a-Potty so we can use launch fees to improve the club infrastructure.

 

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions:

Ray Shepard – President – rays.tripolinorthtexas@gmail.com – (972) 977-5836

Steve Taylor – Prefect – prefect@tripolinorthtexas.org – (469) 247-6397

To Akroville Launch Site:


GPS Coordinates

  • 33°23'25.19"N 97°21'38.07"W
  • 33.390331, -97.360575

Driving Directions (signs will be posted)

  • From 455 headed south
  • Stay Rt at the bend after 1173
  • Rt on Acheson Rd
  • RT on Waide Rd
  • LT thru Akroville Airport gates
    (marked ‘J&T RANCH’)
  • First LT down to launch site
  • Approx. 3.6 miles from 455