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.
In the August eRocketeer, National Events announced that the Cotton City Rocketry Club (#748) in Lordsburg, NM will host NARAM 64 in 2023. Vern Richardson will be the Contest Director and N64 will be held July 29 to August 1 (4days). With a generous assist from the FLARE section (#577), there will be a sport range with an expected 12,000’AGL waiver (applied for).
In the interest of attracting A and B division competitors to NARAM 64, Vern and the Contest Board have decided to replace B Superroc Altitude with Precision Fragile Payload. (Precision Fragile Payload is the NAR Sporting Code’s equivalent of TARC.)
Vern has put considerable effort into securing a NARAM-worthy launch site and it paid off! The site is HUGE. The nearest structure and tree is 1.5 miles away and many more miles of open, flat terrain surround this site.
The GPS coordinates are: 32 14' 30.78" N, 108 52' 28.30" W
N64 Events (updated):
1/4A Parachute Duration*
1/2 A Flexwing
A Streamer Duration*
A Boost Glider Duration*
A Payload Altitude*
B Eggloft Duration*
B Superroc Altitude - Precision Fragile Payload (NAR-TARC)
Classic Model (Craftsmanship)
(*Denotes NRC Events)