« Introduction

2.1 Scope

This United States Model Rocket Sporting Code shall govern the design, construction, and operation of all model rockets and model rocket motors used in conjunction with:
(a) All competition sanctioned by the National Association of Rocketry (NAR); and
(b) All attempts to establish or surpass United States Model Rocket Performance Records.

2.2 Safety Code

The Model Rocketry Safety Code of the NAR shall be the general safety criteria to be followed in the interpretation and administration of this United States Model Rocket Sporting Code. The Safety Code shall not be overridden by Sporting Code rules. Any changes to the Safety Code apply immediately to the Sporting Code.

2.3 FAI Rules

This United States Model Rocket Sporting Code shall not be construed to amend or otherwise serve as a substitute for the Sporting Code of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) for the purposes of establishing or surpassing world model rocket performance records. Modelers who wish to attempt such records should obtain a copy of the current FAI Sporting Code.