PAWHUSKA, Okla. – The Tulsa Rocketry and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce recently announced the launch of amateur rocket High Frontier 16 Sept. 28-29 at the Pawhuska Municipal Airport.
This is the 16th year in a row that hobby rocket enthusiasts from across the state of Oklahoma will gather in Pawhuska for the two-day event that not only features the launch, but compettions and fun activities. The launch is expected to be the largest of its kind in Oklahoma.
Around 300 rocket flights are anticipated to launch during the event. The rockets are constructed of cardboard, plastic, wood and composites and will range in size from small models weighing only a few ounces to models that could weigh around 20 pounds or more. The larger rockets could possibly reach 10,000 feet in altitude when launched.
Rocket flights will start at 9 a.m. each day until 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public. Children under the age of 18 that are accompanied by an adult may launch their rockets for free.