The NAR, in collaboration with Southern CO Rocket Enthusiasts, NAR Section #632 and the rest of the Colorado rocketry community, invite you to Pueblo, Colorado for NARAM-65. The flying field is located at Stealey Memorial Launch Site at Hudson Ranch between Pueblo and Beluh, Colorado.

NARAM-65 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-65?

NARAM-65 will be August 3-9, 2024. Sport flying begins on Saturday, August 3rd, and will run through the following Friday, August 9th. The US Team Flyoffs/North Coast Cup flying will begin Saturday, August 3rd, and run through Monday, August 5th.  NARAM competition flying begins on Monday, August 5th, and runs through Friday, August 9th. Friday evening, August 2nd, will include a sport flyers briefing as well as a US Team Flyoffs/North Coast Cup briefing and model check in.

Where is NARAM-65?

Pueblo, Colorado, located in the south central part of the state, is this year’s host city. The Marriot Courtyard is the official hotel of NARAM-65, and will host nearly all of the evening activities. The flying field is located southwest of the hotel by approximately 20 miles.

Sport Range

The sport range along with support members of SCORE and other Colorado rocketry groups.  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 week.

Contest Range

Saturday through Monday will feature the US Team Flyoffs/North Coast Cup. NARAM competition starts Monday morning with Scott Hunsicker 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, and other events culminating with the Awards Banquet on Friday evening. Please note that night activities may change depending on requirements and scheduling.

The NAR Town Hall/Annual meeting will be held August 13, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) via Zoom. The meeting will not be held during NARAM. To register for the Town Hall/Annual meeting, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfumrqzoiHNbovLXM-SKrKCb3UF3I7vSb

Spectators

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, you can get in on the action with the Estes ‘Family Day’ event currently schedule for August 3rd from 10am-2pm.

NARAM-65 Host Clubs

The host club this year is Southern CO Rocket Enthusiasts. NAR sections COSROCS, CRASH, and Colorado Tripoli prefects will be providing support and assistance as well.

 

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