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The NAR, in collaboration with Cotton City Area Rocketry Club (CCARC), NAR Section #748, Fellowship of Las Cruces Area Rocketry Enthusiasts (FLARE) NAR Section # 577, invite you to Lordsburg, New Mexico for NARAM-64. The flying field is located southwest of Lordsburg on a cattle ranch.
NARAM-64 will feature 4 days of rocket launching beginning Saturday. The Sport Range will operate all 4 days and can support rockets of all sizes, with motors from 1/8A to M class impulse. The Contest Range will feature the NAR National Championships, aka NARAM.
What is NARAM?
It is the National Association of Rocketry 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, craftsmanship, 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 64th 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-64?
NARAM-64 will be July 29-31, 2023 to August 1, 2023. Sport flying begins on Saturday, July 29, and will run through the following Tuesday, August 1st. NARAM competition flying begins on Saturday, July 29, and runs through Tuesday, August 2. The ranges will close a bit early on Tuesday. Friday evening, July 28, will include a sport and contestant flyers briefing and Classic model check in.
Where is NARAM-64?
Lordsburg, New Mexico, located in the southwestern part of the state, is this year’s host city. The Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel is the official hotel of NARAM-64. Reservations must be made with the host hotel to get the special rate. The Lordsburg City Hall will be the site of the evening meetings and Civic Center for the BBQ. The flying field is located about 15 miles southwest of Lordsburg.
FLARE Section will be running the sport range along with support from SARA. Launch pads with 1010 and 1515 rails will be available as well as 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2″ rods. Rockets with up to M motor class can be accommodated with an FAA waiver to 12,000 feet. Come and sport fly for the weekend or stay for the whole 4 days.
Saturday through Tuesday will feature the NARAM competition with Vern Richardson serving as the NARAM Contest Director.
NARAM at Night
In addition to sport and contest flying each day, join us for the traditional NARAM evening events including the Cannon Fund Rocketry Memorabilia Auction, Sunday BBQ Social, Saturday night launch, and possibly other events culminating with the Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening.
Spectators are welcome to watch the rocket flying at NARAM. Please see the ‘Directions’ page for information on how to get to the launch site. If you have never flown a rocket before, or if you are under the age of 14, you can get in on the action with the “Fly-It/Take-It” program.
NARAM-64 Host Clubs
The host clubs this year are Cotton City Area Rocketry Club (CCARC), Fellowship of Las Cruces Area Rocketry Enthusiasts (FLARE), and Southern Arizona Rocketry Association (SARA).