AARM-50, July 10 & 11, 2021

Due to these unprecedented times we are sad to inform you that AARM-50 has been postponed.

AARM-50 has been rescheduled for July 10 & 11, 2021.

T+ 50 Years; Time To Re - AARM

Annual Alberta Regional Meet
Model Rocketry Competition

AARM-50: Saturday & Sunday, July 10 & 11, 2021

The Annual Alberta Regional Meet (AARM) is a provincial Alberta Model Rocketry Competition. AARM-1 was the first ever Regional Rocket Competition held in Canada on July 11 & 12, 1970 near Morinville Alberta.

Fifty years later the Edmonton Rocketry Club is excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AARM.

AARM is a model rocket competition with seven separate event categories for both adults and youth to compete in.

Below is a link with a 2 1/2 page article on AARM-1 posted in the Model Rocketry magazine on December 1970. AARM-1 article starts on page 28.


Registration will open January 1, 2021: AARM-50 Registration

AARM-50 Site Location: Google Maps to AARM-50

From Highway 2 North to Morinville, turn off onto Highway 642 West for 9.5km.
Turn North onto Range Road 262 for 1.8km and follow the sign into the launch site field.

AARM-50 Schedule & Events:
Registration will open both days at 8:00 am
All competitions will begin with a short briefing to review rules and answer questions

Saturday July 10
· 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – A Altitude Flights (Extended duration to allow for altimeter sharing)
· 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – A Parachute Duration
· 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – A Streamer Duration
· 4:00 pm – Scale Static Judging.
  Competitors are requested to have their entries in the display area by 1:00
· 6:00 pm – Banquet – Morinville Legion - 10120 101 Avenue, Morinville, AB T8R 1A6

Sunday July 11
· 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – D Eggloft (Extended duration to allow for altimeter sharing)
· 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – B Boost Glide
· 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Open Spot Landing
· 4:00 pm – Scale Flights
· 5:00 pm – Awards

Entrants of all levels and ages are welcome to participate in AARM. Models used for competition are not required to be built from scratch or custom designs, and may be as straight forward as a store bought kit.

Only black powder motors such as Estes will be permitted in the competitions. Composite motors such as Aerotech or Cesaroni will not be allowed.

The attached document below has the details of events that will be held at AARM-50.

The A (Altitude) and D (Egg Loft Altitude) competitions require altimeters. Altimeter events must use a PerfectFlite FireFly altimeter. ERC will have an inventory of PerfectFlite FireFly altimeters for competition use but competitors are free to provide their own. These altimeters will fit inside a Estes B20 Body Tube. The altimeter size is: 28mm L x 17.3mm W x 7.9mm H. These altimeters are not in a protective casing and can get damaged from ejection gasses.
For best results, the altimeter should be installed in a separate payload compartment, sealed from the pressure and heat of the ejection charge gasses. An example below shows a protected avionics bay that can be built as part of a rocket for the competitions to protect sensitive electronic altimeters. Participants are free to develop a different design as they see fit, as long as the altimeter is protected. Also one or more static pressure sampling holes are required to allow outside air pressure to be sampled by the altimeter.

Photo of the PerfectFlite Firefly Altimeter

All the best in building your rocket for the event class you wish to participate in :)

Any questions please email us at: erc@edmontonrocketry.net

So dust off the body tubes, balsa, and black powder and get ready to compete.

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