During the opening weekend of NARAM 59, Can Am Cup 2017 will be held.  This event is sanctioned as an FAI World Cup Event.  Competitors from the USA and Canada will be competing according to FAI Rules .  Contest Director is Mike Nowak, mikemnowak@gmail.com.  Please email Mike with any questions specific to the Can Am Cup 2017.

FAI Spacemodeling Competition has its own set of rules, similar in many ways to NAR Competition Rules, but different in many important ways.  The best place for NAR members to obtain information is the FAI Spacemodeling Page on the NAR Website, https://www.nar.org/contest-flying/fai-spacemodeling.  That site will give details regarding the unique construction techniques used in models in these events, as well as descriptions of the events.

In addition, the NAR FAI Team Fly Offs for the 2018 FAI World Space Modeling Championships which will be held in Nowy Targ, Poland.  Information regarding the Fly Offs can be found at https://www.nar.org/contest-flying/fai-spacemodeling/flyoffs-for-u-s-team-selection/

If you are an NAR member interested in participating in the Fly Offs, please register using the CanAm Cup/Team Flyoffs icon.  When you arrive at the registration page, simply enter “0” as your FAI number.

World Cup events:  S4A, S6A, S8E/P, S9A

Open International Events: S3A, S2/P

Contestants must have an FAI license (from any NAC) to compete.

Notes:  Advance registration for the contest is required via the NARAM 59 website, https://www.nar.org/site/naram-59.  In addition, all competitors must share their FAI Numbers with the contest director no later than June 30, 2017, to allow online verification of their status to be performed.  All events must be flown only with motors safety certified by the NAR for use in the USA.  There is also a restriction of 30 gm of propellant per motorAdrel alt-usb altimeters must be used for S2/P. Altimeters will be available on loan for a security deposit of $50 or contestants may bring their own.  Regarding recent rule changes concerning S8E/P – there will be four flyoff rounds and the five competitors with the highest scores after the four rounds will fly in the final round.



Friday, July 28

7:00 PM– 10:00 PM                         Registration including measuring of models at the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Hotel


Saturday, July 29

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM             Model registration

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM             S3A Round 1

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM           S4A Round 1

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM         S6A Round 1

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         S9A Round 1

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM          Lunch

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM             S3A Round 2

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM              S4A Round 2

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM              S6A Round 2

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM              S9A Round 2


Sunday, July 30

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM             Model registration, egg and altimeter pickup

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM             S2/P Round 1

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM             S3A Round 3

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM           S4A Round 3

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM         S2/P Round 2

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM         S6A Round 3

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM          S9A Round 3

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM            S2/P Round 3

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM              Lunch

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM              S8E/P

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM              Fly-offs (if needed)


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM              Award Ceremony at Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Hotel