High Power Rocket Club


TRIPOLI HOUSTON conducts launches almost every month of the year at the Hearne Municipal Airport in Hearne Tx. From February to September we also have access to second launch site for Tripoli Houston club members. The new site is in the Alvin area just south of Houston (This site requires a Tripoli Houston membership to attend.) Contact us for additional details.


Members, Clubs, Teams and guests are encouraged and welcome to fly with us at one of our launches. 

Membership is not required for the Hearne Launch site but we would love to have your support.

If you enjoy launching with us and find yourself attending regularly, then we recommend you join our merry band of cloud shooters as a club member.

Please see the Membership section of our website to Join TRIPOLI HOUSTON.

Please join our Tripoli Houston Group IO page for club information and updates for launches. ( Weather updates)

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**  Please review new Tripoli National rules for Flying at our launches **.

           Additional information in our Launch site rules tab. Please read. 

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Links to support our fundraiser.

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Texas Compound Airfest 2022 Picture by Terry Smemo

If you have questions about your rocket project, Certifications or special request. Please click the link to send a message to our prefect. Randy Marek   

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Tripoli Houston 

Ways to support our club. 

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If your company offers donations for Non profits. Please consider adding Tripoli Houston.


Thank you


Jimmy Higham 

Tripoli Houston President

Looking forward to a great 2022.

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Tripoli Houston

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Launch Locations Hearne municipal                      Airport and South Site 

The Next Launch at the Hearne Municipal Airport  November 12th 2022.  South site is closed until end of January 2023.  We will shutdown at 2pm for the Christmas party.


Tripoli Houston Flyers/ Friends

We want to get on everyone calendar for December.   We will be having our Christmas party on site after the December Hearne Launch weather permitting. This will pot luck style like last year.  I will send out google form if you want to bring something.  We will also have the drawing for the raffle during the party.

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Jimmy Higham

Tripoli Houston President

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Tripoli Houston meets the second Saturday of every month (weather permitting) at the Hearne municipal airport,  We will be launching everything from model rockets to monster high power rockets that push our FAA waiver of 16,000 feet. Newcomers are always greeted with a smile (especially if they bring kolaches. It's a Tripoli Houston Thing) and we look forward to meeting you at our next launch.


 Tripoli Houston South Site - We will launch at the new site the 4th Saturday of each month  - February thru August . Current waiver is 17.5

(This is a Tripoli Houston Members only site and we will require pre-registration .) For information on our new site  please  


We do have a restroom available at both sites

Tripoli Houston Flyers we hope this finds everyone safe.  The next Launch is scheduled for October 8th 2022 Hearne Texas. Everyone must pre-register.  Click on the link to register. 

We are looking forward to flying on Saturday.

Tripoli Houston Flyers

Hearne Launches

Hearne Schedule 2022


January 8th 2022 Cancelled   

February 12th 2022   

March 12th 2022  

April 9th 2022

May 14th 2022

May 28 thru30th  2022      Memorial weekend         Texas Shoot out Seymour Texas

June 11th 2022

July 9th 2022

August 13th 2022

September  Canceled for    Airfest  Argonia Kansas September 2 thru 5th

                                                BALLS Black Rock Nevada Sept 23,24,25  

October 8th 2022

November  12th 2022

December 10th 2021  we will shut down early for our Christmas party. 


Tripoli Houston South Site for remainder of year 2021

February 26th 2022   Canceled   Weather

March 26th 2022  

April 23th 2022  Canceled  due to high winds

May 28th  2022 road trip to Seymour TX

Memorial weekend  May 28 thru30th  2022        Seymour Texas

June 25th 2022 Rescheduled to July 2nd 2022

July 23rd 2022

August 27th 2022  Canceled

September  Canceled for          BALLS Black Rock Nevada Sept 23,24,25  

Oct thru December closed   Hunting season


If anyone has questions please email Tripolihouston@gmail.com


Jimmy Higham

Tripoli Houston


Children are also welcome but will need to stay at their vehicle or tent area. When ready to fly we request that a parent or guardian accompany children.

A hand washing station will be provided and hand sanitizer.


It will be hot so do not forget to bring water sunscreen and shade.

Launch time 9am to 4pm.


Thank you for helping us provide a safe launch 


Jimmy D. Higham

Tripoli Houston President

TRA 13951 L3 

Email :Tripolihouston@gmail.com

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Launch Directions

  • Directions to the Hearne Airport Launch Site

  • Directions to the Launch Site:

  • From Hwy 6, travel North of Hearne until you see the Loves Truck Stop

  • Turn Left on FM485 to the Entrance to the Municipal Airport

  • Turn Left into the Airport

  • Drive past the several aircraf hangars and the Pilot Lobby

  • Drive onto the Airport tarmac and continue south past remaining hangars

  • Travel to the end of the tarmac and park along the grassy edge

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Tripoli Houston Rocket Club

 Tripoli Houston 002 was the second TRA Prefecture ever formed, it was also the first TRA Prefecture in the Great State of Texas

Established December 10th 1985


Tripoli Houston Officers


Jimmy Higham


2019 League City Tx

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Vice President / Prefect  Houston 2019  Houston Tx

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Secretary (since 2018)Houston


Andrew Picard


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Contact Us

Have questions about Tripoli Houston Rocket Club, or interested in joining? Please reach out — we’re happy to help.

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