Organizations > Arizona High Power Rocketry Association (AHPRA)
Arizona High Power Rocketry Association (AHPRA)
c/o Mark Clark
8923 W. Ocotillo Road
Glendale, AZ 85305-2055
Mark Clark, Prefect: (623) 877-6814
AHPRA was formed as a Tripoli Rocketry Assoc. Prefecture to promote high power rocketry in Arizona. We hold monthly meetings and local launches as well as hosting the National Experimental Launch at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
In addition AHPRA sponsors several contests. In the past we had an annual award for the highest flight at LDRS using only black powder motors. We currently have ongoing contests using bowling balls as payloads.
Although all are welcome, AHPRA primarily is a group which launches large rockets. If one is interested in model rockets or NAR competition we would suggest the other club in the area the Superstition Space modeling Society.
An offshoot of AHPRA formed to promote experimental is the Experimental Rocketry Assoc of Arizona, XRAA. To be a member one must be actually making or using experimental motors. XRAA has launches separate from AHPRA as required by Tripoli rules.
For those requiring Tripoli certification AHPRA has four TAP members so all levels may be done within the club.
Updated: October 20, 2007