The NAR, in collaboration with Laünch Crüe, NAR Section #519, St. Louis Rocketry Association (SLRA), NAR Section #551, and Tripoli Mo-Kan, Prefecture #101, invite you to Springfield, Missouri for NARAM-63. The flying field is located west of Springfield on a cattle ranch.
NARAM-63 will feature 7 days of rocket launching beginning Saturday. The Sport Range will operate all 7 days and can support rockets of all sizes, with motors from 1/8A to M class impulse. The Contest Range will feature the US Team Flyoffs/North Coast Cup also beginning on Saturday. Starting on Monday and running through Friday, 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 63rd 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-63?
NARAM-63 will be July 16-22, 2022. Sport flying begins on Saturday, July 16, and will run through the following Friday, July 22. The US Team Flyoffs/North Coast Cup flying will begin Saturday, July 16, and run through Monday, July 18. NARAM competition flying begins on Monday, July 18, and runs through Friday, July 22. Friday evening, July 15, will include a sport flyers briefing as well as a US Team Flyoffs/North Coast Cup briefing and model check in.
Where is NARAM-63?
Springfield, Missouri, located in the southwestern part of the state, is this year’s host city. The Oasis Hotel is the official hotel of NARAM-63, and will host nearly all of the evening activities. The flying field is located west of Springfield.
Tripoli Mo-Kan will be running the sport range along with support from SLRA. 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 6,000 feet. Come and sport fly for the weekend or stay for the whole week.
Saturday through Monday will feature the US Team Flyoffs/North Coast Cup. NARAM competition starts Monday morning with Chad Ring 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 throughout the week including the Manufacturers Forum, Cannon Fund Rocketry Memorabilia Auction, NAR Town Hall Meeting, FREE Ice Cream Social, Beer Lofting, and other events culminating with the Awards Banquet on Friday 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-63 Host Clubs
The host clubs this year are Laünch Crüe, St. Louis Rocketry Association, and Tripoli Mo-Kan.