Copyright © Indiana Rocketry, Inc. 2024

Indiana Rocketry, Inc.

Indiana Rocketry, Inc. (Prefecture #132 of the Tripoli Rocketry Association [TRA] and Section #711 of the National Association of Rocketry [NAR]) is pleased to announce that the ThunderStruck 2023 Regional Rocket Launch will be held Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th, 2023, at the Pence High Power Launch Field near Pence, Indiana, off County Road North 1000 West in Warren County.  The field will be open for flying from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Indiana Rocketry, Inc. has a waiver from the FAA for 17,999 feet MSL. The combination of this waiver and the vast recovery areas will allow flyers to launch very large rockets to extreme altitudes. TAP and L3CC members will be available for certification flights.

This event features pre-registered fliers from across the Midwest including, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and Minnesota.  This event features 36 launch pads, drag races (mass launches), and certification flights.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a launch that you will be sure to remember, complete with prize raffles, onsite rocketry vendors, food vendors, and fun for the whole family!  Spectators are free.  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on.  Children under 18 years old can fly rockets (bring your own) for free.  First time visitors are encouraged to read the Spectators Guide to Indiana Rocketry Events posted on our website.  While we rigidly follow all national safety codes, rocketry has some inherent risks, so spectators and fliers assume all personal liability.

Indiana Rocketry, Inc. would like to publicly thank our landowners and their farm managers for their cooperation and assistance: Jay & Dixie Slauter, Greg Smith, Doug Hubner, Stephen & Cheryl Pithoud, Fleming Family Farms, Brent Culver, Burt & Rozanna Etchison, Neumayr Family, Bill Goodwine, and Tony & Eva Martin.

Older rocketeers will fondly remember several years of ThunderStruck launches at Ash Grove, IN where the first P impulse motor in Indiana was flown.  If you did not attend, click on the DVD cover below to view the trailers from previous ThunderStruck launches.

Rockets Magazine covered our first ThunderStruck back in 2010. Click here to download that issue.


Rules, Regulations & Procedures – Please READ !

Site Overview Map

Range Layout

Parking Map

Registered Flyers

Vendors Attending

Volunteer Signup – PLEASE HELP !!!

Nearby Hotels

Food Service

Online registration is now closed.

April 12 – April 14, 2024

Pence, IN

Want to see what our field looks like?

Check out this video of Paul Wolak’s recent two stage Wac Corporal!