T + 52 Years; Time To Re-AARM

Annual Alberta Regional Meet

Model Rocketry Competition

AARM-50+2 has been rescheduled for July 16 & 17, 2022

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 + 2 later due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Edmonton Rocketry Club is excited to celebrate the AARM 50+2.

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.


Entrants of all levels and ages are welcome to participate in AARM-50+2. 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 be allowed for use in the Scale Model competition and no other competitions.

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

AARM 50+2 Events.pdf

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.

PerfectFlight Firefly Altimeter

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

More information to follow soon.

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

For updates on AARM-50+2 please visit the AARM Facebook Page link below.