The Edmonton Rocketry Club (ERC) is dedicated to promoting model rocketry as a hobby as well as providing guidance & experience to those wanting to enter the world of high-powered rocketry. The ERC holds monthly meetings and endeavours to hold regular launch sessions as weather permits.
The ERC adheres to the Canadian Association of Rocketry's Model Rocket Safety Code.
Club Meetings: the second Saturday of every month
Next Launch: Calgary Rocketry: Hanna, AB : April 16 (weather dependent)
Where can I launch in Edmonton?
Edmonton unfortunately has a bylaw necessitating a permit for any rocket launch occurring on public property ie: any city-owned park or playground; Sherwood Park has a similar bylaw. St. Albert & Devon do not have any such bylaws so you are free to launch there - the ERC frequently launches in St. Albert throughout the summer.
How do I get my Level 1 certification?
The full process is explained on the Canadian Associate of Rocketry (CAR) website here. You first need to write an exam administered by a CAR representative, once you've passed the test you then need to make a successful H-impulse flight at a sanctioned launch.
What is the difference between model rockets and high power rockets?
CAR defines a high powered rocket to be one that either weighs 1500 grams or more, or is powered by an H-impulse motor or greater.
What is a mid power rocket?
The term 'mid power rocket' is used by the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), an organization in the United States dedicated to promoting the rocketry hobby in the US. They use 'mid power' to define a sub category of model rocket motors meaning motors in the E, F, and G range.