Indiana Rocketry is an independent rocketry club that is located in Lafayette, registered as Prefecture #132 with the Tripoli Rocketry Association and Section #711 with the National Association of Rocketry.

We had a successful cleaning day on March 23rd and the equipment is ready to go at Thunderstruck 5! Thanks to Tom McFee for the use of his barn.

For those of you wanting to relive Thunderstruck 5, DVD and Blu-Ray Disks will be available from Eric Barlow. Contact Eric directly at with what type DVD or Blu-Ray, quantity of each, and your PayPal email if you have one. Eric will send you an invoice through PayPal.

The cost for standard DVD is $27.00
The cost for Blu-Ray is $32.00.

It will likely be a 3 disc set, coverage from Saturday and Sunday between 90-120 minutes of video with high quality images via David Reese on a third CD.

We are fortunate to have two launch fields. Ash Grove is our High Power launch site from October to April. Once crops are planted, we continue to launch Class 1 rockets at Purdy Sod Farm from May through October. We welcome all fliers — low, mid, and high power, commercial and research — on all days we launch.

Our Ash Grove field is one of the biggest this side of the Mississippi, with a waiver up to 16,000’ and windows to 22,000’. It can support research and commercial flights up to P impulse. Launches at our summer field, Purdy Sod Farm, follow the NAR safety code and FAR 101 Class 1 rules: rockets can weigh up to 3.3 lbs, and use up to to 125 grams of commercial propellant.

So whether you’re a born-again old timer, a new rocketeer, or just interested in seeing some amazing flights, take some time and visit us during a launch event. You will find that certain midwest hospitality which just can’t be beat. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our next launch.