General Notes

The Combined Motor List—The CAR/NAR/Tripoli certified motor list can be found here.

Competion Rules—NARAM is being flown under US Model Rocket Sporting Code rules.  

Current NRC Standings— Check out the National Scoreboard for standings in the race for National Champion!

Mission Points—For those events that use Mission Points in their scoring, the worksheet can be found here.

Name Badges—All fliers must wear their name badges indication registration status and High Power certification level at all Rocketry Festival Events.

Pad Assignments—Pad assignments will be issued based on the order in which fliers clear safety check in with ready to fly models, and the order of availability of pads of the appropriate type. Assignments will be made only to unoccupied pads. Fliers with personal launching equipment at a busy pad have the option of moving their equipment to an unoccupied pad, or waiting until the pad with their equipment is dree. No stacking or pre-allocated flight cards for a particular pad will be allowed.

Misfires—Misfires that can be corrected with a spare igniter at the pad will be permitted to recycle without returning to Pad Assignment. The flight card will be removed from the ready to fly queue and re-entered when the flier signals readiness. If the flier must leave the flight area to correct a misfire, the flight card will be returned to Pad Assignment.

Range Duty—All flyers are subject to being required to perform some form of Range Operations Duty on a “Fair Share” basis, based on any preference they indicate at registration and on the needs of the event. The Event Director may suspend flying privileges for participants that refuse, are late or do not show up for their assigned duties.

Contest Judges and NAR members directly involved with the Operation of the Festival Week on a continuous basis are not involved in Range Duty.

  • Range Duty consists of a two hour shift each day on the field to cover the operation of the Festival or NARAM events.
  • Range Duty shifts rotate their schedule throughout the Festival Week.
  • Your Range Duty will be clearly  assigned with a schedule in your Contest Packet.

Blast Deflectors—All flyer provided launch devices must include an adequate blast deflector that prevents motor exhaust from directly impacting the ground.

Flying Rockets—There will be two ranges set up for rocket activity: The Contest Range and the Sport Flying Range.  These will be the only areas from which rockets may be launched. Competition flights will be flown only from the competition range. Practice flights for competition models may be made from the Sport Range.

Range Closing—Check-In for each event will close 10 minutes prior to the end time for that event. The Pad assignment queue will close 5 minutes prior to the end time for that event. After the close of an event, all flights will be processed out of the assignment queue through a single launch attempt. Misfires on the pad after event close will not be granted additional launch attempts.

Returns—Returns for ALL events of that day end 2 hours after the flying day ends- therefore the deadline is 5:30PM. Returns made between the close of the range at 3:30PM and 5:30PM must be made to the CD- Brian Muzek. His contact information will be supplied at the competitors briefing.

Rule 10.4- Return of Inaccessible Models— Rule 10.4 does NOT apply payload events including Egg Lofting. Payload and Egg Lofting Events all require return of the model and its payload or egg for inspection. With regards to to all other events where 10.4 does apply, the CD will not enter any property marked with No Trespassing signs. However, if the model can be seen from outside the No Trespassing boundary with or without the use of binoculars, the CD can make a ruling.”

Use of Radio Control—R/C rocket-boosted glider flights originating from the either the contest or sport range will leave the area directly over the range following the boost phase of flight so that other models may be launched. R/C model flights that are not part of NARAM competition or sport rocket activities must take place at safe distances from spectators or at the appropriate flying site (Ex. Site 4 for Multi-rotor and Site 5 for sailplanes and hand launch).

Anyone using 72Mhz is required to use the frequency board located at Site 3 prior to making any flights.

No-fly zones will be addressed at the Sport and Contest Flier’s briefings and a map included in your NARAM packet.