Flyer and Spectator Info

Situational Awareness, objects often fall from the sky, sometimes at a very high speed. We have rules and procedures to make this activity as safe for everyone as possible, but things can happen if the rules are not followed. Everyone attending must understand and follow these rules to ensure safety:

  • Pay attention. Every flight is potentially dangerous to you and your family. If the Launch Control Officer (LCO) yells “Heads up!” he means it.
  • If you hear “Heads Up” and OR an Air Horn blasting it means that a rocket, or parts of it, are falling into the spectator/parking area. GET UP, SCAN THE SKY and make sure that you or the people near you are not under the falling object!
  • Parents please keep your children under control and be sure they understand these rules.
  • Pets, can we bring our dog? Rockets are often very loud, many dogs are very frightened of these loud, fast-moving objects. If Fido is accustomed to rockets then you may bring him LEASHED, be prepared to clean up after him.
  • 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 ranges 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 shall not be made near the ranges or spectators.
  • Please stay behind the flagged flight line barrier, and do not set up your chairs, etc. at the barrier.
  • If the LCO announces a flight as a “Heads Up” flight, that means get on your feet and pay attention until the rocket’s recovery device deploys, or until the rocket is ON the ground.
  • If you are away from the pad area and cannot hear the public address speakers, please tune your FM radio to the advertised station to monitor LCO announcements.
  • Do not attempt to catch any rocket as it lands. Even a small rocket can cause an injury.
  • Do not pick-up or move any rocket that is not yours, unless you have the owner’s permission.
  • Do not drive wheeled vehicles along the flight line. This includes ATV’s, bicycles, tricycles, etc.
  • Park your car in the marked Spectator parking area.
  • Please keep control of your trash and carry it off the field when you leave.

NARAM is a Carry In, Carry Out Event.