The Utah Rocket Club's annual spring competition known as Pioneer 2011 is quickly approaching. The event will take place on Saturday, May 21. You must be an NAR or Junion NAR member to compete.
NAR model rocket competition is a fun and challenging way to improve your craftsmanship and flying skills individually or as a part of a team. It is an activity that emphasizes patience, skill, and sportsmanship.Any current NAR member can participate in NAR sanctioned competition.
Here are the results for UROC's annual fall open NAR Contest which took place on Saturday, October 9. The results were tabulated by the contest direct Steve Anderson. The results for each of the events are listed below. UROC's next NAR contest will take place in spring of 2011.
NAR model rocket competition has evolved into a proven method for challenging the individual to improve craftsmanship and flying skills. It is an activity that emphasizes patience, skill, and sportsmanship. Any current NAR member can participate in NAR sanctioned competition. See Results for UFO below:
There has been a lot of interest in altitude records between members of UROC. Whether it be for a little "friendly" competition, or an all out battle of the skies.
Club altitude records are established and maintained in order to recognize individuals or groups whose rockets have attained the highest altitudes in club history. They are intended to encourage friendly competition and provide a focus for creative efforts with the ultimate result of furthering the science and hobby of rocketry.
The UROC annual Fall Open meet was held at the Pony Express Test Range on Saturday, October 17th. The weather was excellent. We had 15 registered participants with 1 "did not fly." There were a total of 54 flights for this competition. Great participation!
The range was set up next to the traditional sport range to allow better timing of launches for some of the contests.
Thanks to everyone that made the contest a success!
UROC's Fall Open "UFO" will be held during UROC's scheduled sport launch on October 17, 2009 and will be a one day contest. The turn-in time for Sport Scale entries will be at 11:00AM. In the event of weather, a decision will be made by 11:00AM as to the next step on the contest.
In order to make this event a regional contest we need at least 10 participants so get those rockets ready! The entry fee is $5.00. You must be a NAR member to participate. If you are not a NAR member we can sign you up at the contest. If you have never tried NAR competition, here are some suggestions in order to get you started:
UROCs annual Pioneer regional meet was held at the Pony Express Test Range on May 16th and 17th. The weather for both days was excellent. Turnout allowed the event to be considered a regional event. Here are the results for each of the competitions.
The National Association of Rocketry has created a new High Power Rocketry Sporting Code. This addition to the already existing Model Rocket sporting code is designed to provide the high power flier the means to participate in friendly high power competition against fellow high power flyers.
With the inception of this program, the National Association of Rocketry now provides each of these fliers a means to competitively display his or her skills in design, craftsmanship, safety and flight of high powered sport model rockets.
UROC's Fall Open "UFO" will be held during UROC's scheduled sport launch on October 4, 2008 and will be a one day contest. Turn in for Sport Scale will be at 11:00AM. In the event of weather, a decision will be made by 11:00AM as to the next step on the contest.
We need at least 10 participants to make this a regional. Entry fee is $5.00. You must be a NAR member to participate. If you are not a NAR member we can sign you up at the contest. If you have never tried NAR competition, here are some suggestions in order to get you started:
UROC's Pioneer 2008 Contest will be held on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st. (weather permitting).
Every UROC member and independent sport flyer is strongly encouraged to enter at least one event. The Open Spot Landing is the simplest one to try: an Alpha with a 1/2A6-2 works great! That same Alpha with an A8-3 will do okay in A Parachute Duration.
Contest flying will be from 9:00 to 5:00 each day and the contest range will be to the right of the Sport Range. The Contest fee will be five dollars which helps us offset the cost of ribbons and trophies. You must a NAR member to compete. If you like, we can get you signed up at the launch! The events for 2008 are:
The results are in for UFO 2007 and are shown below. Steven Anderson was the Meet Champion with Dizzy Dog being the Reserve Champion. This was a close contest with 136 points seperating the first four contestants. Thanks to all those that particapated.
As you saw at the Christmas Party I distributed medals for the individual events. This was something I wanted to do. However I cannot do this out of my own pocket every time. If we want to keep the medals one of two things has to happen. We have to double the contest fees or the club will need to pick up the difference. Otherwise we will go back to ribbons. I will leave this decision up the memberss.
In any event I would like to present a Sportsmanship Award to the person in the contest that exercises the best sportsmanship. The sportsmanship award will not require a raise in contest fees.
Our Pioneer '07 Contest will be held during our May Sport Launch on Saturday, May 19th. (weather permitting). The contest directors are hoping you enjoyed the events at last year's UFO event because they are the same for Pioneer '07. The contests include:
Additionally, Fred Williams (UROC Contest Director) is kicking around the possibility of an unofficial event to add to Pioneer. At the moment, he is considering Eggloft Spot Landing, an event that he hopes to have submitted as a NAR provisional event.