AARM-50+2

T + 52 Years = Time To Re-AARM!

Annual Alberta Regional Meet - Model Rocketry Competition

July 16 & 17, 2022

Online Registration Form:

https://aarm50.regfox.com/aarm-50

AARM History:

The Annual Alberta Regional Meet (AARM) is a provincial Alberta Model Rocketry Competition with seven separate event categories for both adults and youth to compete in. AARM-1 was the first ever Regional Rocket Competition held in Canada on July 11 & 12, 1970 near Morinville, Alberta.

Please click HERE for a link with to a 2 1/2 page article on AARM-1 posted in the Model Rocketry magazine in December 1970. AARM-1 article starts on page 28.


AARM 50+2 Details:

Fifty years + 2 later, due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Edmonton Rocketry Club is excited to celebrate AARM 50+2! So dust off the body tubes, balsa, and black powder and get ready to compete!

  • Entrants of all levels and ages are welcome to participate. Models used for competition are not required to be custom designs or built from scratch 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 be allowed for use in the Scale Model competition and no other competitions.

  • Please see the document below for details of events that will be held at AARM-50+2.

  • Non-competing sport fliers are also welcome to fly at AARM!

  • An online registration system is now available. All fliers, (competitor and/or sport flier) must register to participate.

  • Check back as we get closer to the event dates for more information as details are finalized.


AARM Event Location:

Large open field next to the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot, 4815 – 47 Street, Calmar, AB T0C 0V0

(Click HERE for Directions to Launch Site)


Accommodations:

Local area hotels and motels may be found in nearby Leduc, Devon, and South Edmonton. We are not aware of any hotels or motels situated in Calmar.


AARM 50+2 Banquet:

Location: Main Hall; Calmar Royal Canadian Legion; (Next to Launch Site)

When: Saturday July 16, 2022; Doors open at 6:00 PM

Meal Service: Buffet style

Cash Bar: Available onsite

Banquet reservations are available for pre-purchase only at the AARM registration website. Banquet reservation sales will close June 30, 2022


AARM Merchandise:

Event merchandise (event shirts) offered for purchase on the AARM registration site, must be pre-ordered by June 15, in order to ensure delivery in time for the AARM event.


Events:

AARM 50+2 Events.pdf

Competition Details:

Altitude Events:

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.

Egg Loft Events:

Payloads (eggs) to be flown will be solely provided by the ERC.

PerfectFlight Firefly Altimeter

Our Sponsorship Levels and Sponsors:


Mercury

(up to $100)


Gemini

($100 - $499)


Apollo

($500 - $999)

- FVB Energy


Artemis SLS

(Space Launch System)

($1000+)



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