It is that time again! The Phoenix Regional Meets have been scheduled and the list of events for each are on the website. Check the Launch Info section for details. The schedule of events is located in the Launch Info section under NAR Competition. Directions to the launch site are located in the Launch Info section under Launch Venues/Maps. Keep in mind, it is about a 3-1/2hr drive from the west side of Phoenix to the launch site. The competition is a fun and great way to spend a day while learning a thing or two. There are four Divisions for the events, (1) Division A – 7 to 13yr-olds, (2) Division B – 14 to 18 yr-olds, Division C – 19 yr-olds and up, (4) Division T – teams. Details on event rules can be found at:
http://www.nar.org/pdf/pinkbook.pdf.

Events for PRM 37 are:

(1) Predicted Duration
– predict time from launch to landing, must be 30sec or longer to qualify
– any rocket/motor combination (up to G) may be used
(2) Set Altitude -145m (Altimeter)
– select rocket/motor combination to hit 145m/476ft using a contest approved altimeter
– any rocket/motor combination (up to G) may be used, can use the same one as (1)
(3) C Boost Glide Duration
– example boost gliders would be:
– Quest EZ-glider
– Estes Tercel
(4) A Streamer Duration
– any rocket with an A motor and streamer recovery
(5) Scale
– any scale rocket up to G motor, scale packet – printed documentation supporting scale claims
– examples would be:
– Estes Black Brant II
– Estes Nike Smoke
– Quest Nike Smoke
(6) Open Spot Landing
– any rocket/motor combination (up to G) may be used
– examples would be:
– Estes Fatboy
– Quest MLAS
If you are careful, you can choose rockets which can fit multiple catagories and minimize the number of rockets you need to build for the day’s events and/or choose rockets you have already built just to have a valid entry. Bring extras to fly just for fun – Class 1 rockets only please, we do not have a Class 2 or 3 waiver for this event. There are no fees for this event!

I hope to see many of you there!

FAR 101.22 Definitions.
The following definitions apply to this subpart:
(a) Class 1—Model Rocket means an amateur rocket that:
(1) Uses no more than 125 grams (4.4 ounces) of propellant;
(2) Uses a slow-burning propellant;
(3) Is made of paper, wood, or breakable plastic;
(4) Contains no substantial metal parts; and
(5) Weighs no more than 1,500 grams (53 ounces), including the propellant.