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 flying beginning Saturday on the Sport Range. The Sport Range will operate all 7 days to support rockets of all sizes, with motors from 1/8A to N class impulse. The NAR national championships, aka NARAM, are Monday through Friday.
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.
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 24, 2021 that will run until the following Friday, July 30, 2021. The NARAM competition runs from July 26, 2021 through July 30, 2021.
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.