NARAM 62 Update: The NAR is postponing NARAM 62 and will hold it in 2021. We are working closely with the host Section’s leaders and the Contest Director, the launch site owners, and the hotels and meeting spaces to reschedule. The NAR President will announce updates as soon as arrangements are finalized. All currently paid registration fees will be refunded. (4.9.20)
The NAR, in collaboration with MARS (Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society), NAR Section #136 and SRC (Syracuse Rocket Club), NAR Section #566, invite you to the National Warplane Museum field in Geneseo, NY for NARAM-62 and the Rocketry Festival. The flying field is one of the best in the Northeast, with acres of flat, mowed grass. This is the farthest east a NARAM has been held in 12 years. NAR members from the Northeast and beyond are encouraged to attend, fly, and make new friends!
NARAM and the Rocketry Festival will feature 7 days of rocket flying starting with the North Coast Cup, an FAI contest on Saturday and Sunday, the NAR national championships, aka NARAM, are Monday through Friday. A separate Sport Range will operate all 7 days to support rockets of all sizes, with motors from 1/8A to N class impulse.
Host Sections MARS and SRC will be running the sport range. Appropriately sized pads with 1515, 1010, mini, and micro rails will all be available as well as 1/8” and 3/16” rods. Rockets with up to N motors can be accommodated with an FAA waiver to 12,000 feet. Come and sport fly for the weekend or stay for the whole week.
International (FAI) Contest Flying
Matt Steele will serve as Contest Director for the North Coast Cup, a gathering of international and US competitors being flown from the Contest Range on Saturday and Sunday.
NAR Contest Flying
NARAM flying starts on Monday with Dan Wolf serving as the NARAM Contest Director.
NARAM at Night
In addition to sport and contest flying each day, join us for a night launch on Sunday, a barbecue in the Warplane Museum on Saturday, and traditional NARAM evening events throughout the week including the Manufacturers Forum, Cannon Fund Rocketry Memorabilia Auction, culminating with the awards banquet Friday night.
What is NARAM?
It is the National Association of Rocketry’s Annual Meet. The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is America’s largest and oldest rocketry organization. NARAM was founded on rocket competition. Participants of all ages compete in set events involving altitude, flight duration, payloads, and more. There are local qualification launches held throughout the year. But each year there is one contest to rule them all- NARAM. And this year is the 62nd NARAM. The NAR also supports all aspects of safe consumer sport rocket flying- from small model rockets with youth groups to serious adult hobbyists launching very large high power rockets.
When is NARAM-62?
NARAM 62 opens with Sport flying on Saturday, July 25th that will run until the following Friday, the 31st. The North Coast Cup is on July 25th and 26th with the NARAM competition running from July 27th through the 31st.
Where is NARAM-62?
The National Warplane Museum is the location, near Geneseo, NY. Geneseo is in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY, about 35 miles south of Rochester, NY and 60 miles southeast of Buffalo, NY.
NARAM-62 Host Sections
Spectators are welcome to watch the rocket flying at NARAM. Please see the “Launch Field” page for directions and information about how to get to the launch field. If you have never flown rockets before or if you are a youth under age 14, you can get in on the action with the “Fly-It Take-It” program.