LDRS (Large Dangerous Rocket Ships) is the premier annual rocketry event for the Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA).
For 2020, LDRS 39 will be hosted by Utah Rocket Club (UROC) at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats. This is UROC's second time hosting the event. The dates are set for July 30 through August 2, 2020, at the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.
Come join us for 4 days of launches July 30 – Aug 2. We promise you won’t want to miss the incredible experience of launching on the salt.
The Bonneville Salt Flats launch site provides over 40 square miles of a completely flat recovery area. When we say flat, we mean flat. So flat and smooth we’ll be flying at the same place where Bonneville Speed Week runs and sets land world speed records.
This is a gathering of the most avid rocketeers from around the world. LDRS is the venue for rocketry enthusiasts to share their special projects and for manufacturers and vendors to display and demonstrate the latest products available.
LDRS 39 will take place at the peak of the hot season on the Salt Flats, this allows us to have a fairly safe expectation for the flying conditions on the salt.
For our HellFire regulars, you will enjoy all the great conditions you have found at past launches: the wide-open space of the salt flats; plenty of launch pads - no waiting; a 25,000' waiver and the opportunity to meet friends from across the state and across the globe. Rocketeers from all across the globe will bring their projects to Bonneville to enjoy the great launching conditions. We will have an incredible list of Rocketry Vendors
on site. Please check back often as this list is always growing.
Don’t forget the TRA Banquet on Saturday, August 1st. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot early. NOTE: there will be a limited number of additional banquet dinners available for on-site purchase so arrive at open on Wednesday at the registration booth to purchase – first come first served!
Who Needs to Register?
Registration is required for every adult (18 years old or greater) who is going to fly rockets or assist a child with flying rockets.
All attendees must check in at the registration desk. The last day to register online will be 06/26/2020, but you will continue to be able to register onsite at the registration desk during the event.
Flyers Must Register
All people flying high-power rockets or assisting at the high-power pads must register for the event. This includes Tripoli/NAR Junior Level -1 flyers age 12-17 (either certified or planning to certify Level -1).
All adults flying model rockets or assisting children who are flying model rockets must also register.
You will receive a badge at the registration booth, and your badge will be required in order access the range.
In order to register for the event and fly rockets, you must be a current Tripoli or NAR member
. If you are not currently a member of either organization you can join the Tripoli Rocketry Association
Save Money and Save Time by Pre-Registering for the Event
Pre-registration costs $65, or you can register in person at the event for $75 (cash, check or CC). Don't forget to add the banquet dinner and T-Shirts when you register.
Children Flying Model Rockets Launch For Free!
Children under the age of 18 who are only flying model rockets do not need to register, but they must be supervised by a registered flyer and must be accompanied by a registered flyer at all times. If the child’s accompanying adult is not a registered flyer, the adult may coordinate with a registered flyer or UROC staff member to fly model rockets with the child.
Note: Model rockets are rockets that are less that 3.3 pounds in weight and are being flown on motors with less than 80 Newtons average thrust, less than 160 Newton-seconds of impulse (G motor or smaller), and less than 125 grams of propellant. If you have a question about whether your rocket is a model rocket or not, ask a staff member.
Spectators Watch For Free!
Spectators who are not flying rockets, assisting at the pads, or accessing the range may attend the launch for free and are not required to pay to register.