General Flying Info

AMA Membership

All fliers are required to have a current and active AMA membership. For those that do not have an AMA membership, a three-month membership will be provided for you as part of your registration. Those that do have an AMA membership, please record your AMA number and membership type (Full/Park Flier) during registration.

6k Waiver

If you have something big you feel like flying at NARAM, bring it on out! We have FAA clearance to 6,000′ AGL, with K motors.

R/C Flying

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.

Sport Range Area

  • The NAR will host a Sport Range area. The Sport Range will be managed by ROCI, the site host club.
  • An FAA Waiver will be in place to fly up to 6,000′  AGL.
  • Staff on hand can certify you for both NAR and TRA L1 & L2 (including administration of Level 2 tests) There will be two L2 test events taking place during the week. See the schedule for more information.
  • Flights up to complex K motors can be accomodated.
  • Pads will be available with all standard rod and rail sizes up to 1.5″ rail.

High Power Contest Events

Coming soon!

Click here to download the NAR High Power Competition Rules.

Questions, contact Steve Lubliner.

High Power Bulletins

  • If questioned, fliers must provide evidence that any high-powered rocket that they present for flight will not exceed the 6,000′ waiver ceiling limit in effect.
  • A NARAM name badge required for access past the spectator barrier.
  • No one under-age or not certified for the applicable motor impulse will be allowed past the safety check with a rocket containing a high power motor unless accompanied by an appropriately certified sponsor.
  • All igniters for high power rockets will be installed only at the pad before the flight, They must be brought to the safety check-in desk separately from, but along with the rocket.
  • Sensitive igniters (such at “electric match” and” flash bulb” ) must be shorted out until hooked up to the range launch control system at the pad.
  • Altimeters with ejection charges are not to be powered up until the rocket is at the pad and raised for flight .
  • All motors must be currently certified to be flown on the NARAM field.

Motor Vendors

A number of motor vendors will be on site to take care of your motor needs. Please contact one of them to reserve motors in advance.

Radios

We use FRS radios to announce our events, so bring your radios, and listen along. An announcement will be made at the Flier’s Briefings of the FRS frequencies in use for event staff. Please use frequencies other than those specified for your personal use.

Food/Dining Options

We are planning on having a food truck or two on the field during the week. Nothing is confirmed yet. A reminder that it is roughly 10 miles to town and a variety of eating establishments.

Weather at NARAM 61?

During the Dog Days of summer! Just how hot will it get? Late July will see daily highs the mid-80’s with overnight lows in the mid-60’s. The skies are clear to partly cloudy about 65% of the time. Rain in the midwest is a possibility on almost any summer day and Muncie is no different – so be sure to pack an umbrella. Of course with the constant possibility of rain comes – humidity. It likely will be muggy. Wind is typically light to moderate with an average speed of about 7 mph and it blows from the west.

Weather Delays and Emergencies

Severe weather is always a possibility in the midwest during July and August. The Contest Director and either Range Safety Officer may call for a break in flying for weather.

In the event of lightning storms or other severe weather all participants will be asked to leave the range and return to the host hotel. The Contest Director will either cancel the remaining flying for the day or make a general announcement that flying is re-opened. Flying will resume no sooner than 20 minutes after this announcement is made. At the discretion of the Contest Director, flying may or may not be extended to make up for lost flying time.

Severe weather announcements are expected to be complied with immediately. Participants should remain aware of developing weather and be ready to depart the field in the event of a severe weather announcement.

Anyone failing to comply with the direction of the Contest Director or Range Safety Officer for weather delays or emergencies will be asked to leave the field for the day.

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