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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.

Tripoli Houston Flyers


We are excited to announce that DG&A Rocketry  (https://www.dgahighpowerrocketry.com/) has offered Tripoli Houston two Rocket kits to raffle off during our March launches ( Hearne and our new South Site) to help support our club. We are asking for min donation of 10 dollars to enter for the drawing.  You do not need to be present to win.  The two winners names will be drawn at the April Hearne launch. If you want to enter in advance or unable to attend you can send a Paypal to Tripolihouston@gmail.com or there is a donation link on our tripolihouston.com website.


Good Luck


Thanks for the support and Thanks to DG&A HPR for the support.

Jimmy Higham President

Tripoli Houston

TRA 13951 L3

The DEFENDER, This rocket kit has three fins with a futuristic look. Is that holes in the fins? YES! Not only does it looks great, but it aerodynamic so it’ll rips the sky’s. As well as a nozzle finned area Like our ARMAGEDDON,TEXAS PRIDE, also included with avionics bay. The rocket accepts motors 54mm in diameter (with use of a 38mm adapter). The following motors are recommended: 38mm: I284W, J350W; 54mm: J275W, K185W, K550W.

4"Defender© with Avionics bay

The Mini-Sonik Blast. This kit is one of our favorites. It's an easy kit for beginners and also great for level-1. This rocket has had a lot of great flights on motors ranging from G64W, H128W, H180W, and H238T.

3"Mini Sonik Blast


Tripoli Houston

Launch Locations   Hearne municipal airport and South Site 

The Next Launch is at the New South site is March 27th and the next Hearne launch is on April 10th 2021. 

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.


NEW  Tripoli Houston South Site - We will launch at the new site the 4th Saturday of each month  - February thru September . 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



Tripoli Houston Flyers we hope this finds everyone safe. 

The next Launch is scheduled for April 10th 2021 at the Hearne Airport. Everyone must pre-register.  Click on the link to register.

We are looking forward to flying on Saturday.

If you feel ill, have a fever, or have known exposure to COVID-19, STAY HOME!

As you arrive to the launch, we will be marking 16 Ft. sections for each flyer to setup and keep a minimum 6 ft spacing between flyers. please stay at your vehicle or tent when not flying.

Flyers will still be required to wear mask when you approach RSO or in the RSO area or when visiting the Motorman tent. Mask are not required when in your setup area or when retrieving your rocket.

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. Mask will also be available if needed.


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 

Please continue to monitor our website for updates.


Jimmy D. Higham

Tripoli Houston President

TRA 13951 L3 

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


Vice President / Prefect  Houston 2019  Houston Tx

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Secretary (since 2018)Houston


Andrew Picard


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