Rocket Flying Rules


One: All pyrotechnic rocket flying will be conducted according to the United Kingdom Rocketry Association (UKRA) Safety Code, Version 5.0 ~ full details at: -



Types of Rockets


Types: Open, Research, and Competition rocket flying in the following classes: -


  • Model Rockets = ½ A to G Class Motors, i.e. 0.00 to 160.00 Newton seconds (Ns) Total Impulse (TI).
  • High Power Rockets = H to M Class Motors, i.e. 160.01 to 10,240.00 Ns TI. *
  • Large Rockets** = N, and over N Class Motors, i.e. 10,240.01 Ns and greater TI*.

* Including Experimental/research rockets (See Rules)

** See Rules

Motors = Solid, Hybrid, or Liquid Propellants.




As many of the Events listed below will be flown at IRW as entries for them are presented.

Scale Contest.

Theme: "Born in the USSR": The theme of the IRW 2017 Scale Contest includes any
rocket produced by the Soviet Union, which formally existed between 30th
December 1922 and 26th December 1991.This includes but is not limited
to research rockets, missiles and space rockets. Post Soviet versions
of rockets such as Soyuz and Proton are allowed as the rockets
originated in the Soviet era.




The Fairlie Moor Rocket Site (FMRS) will be open for all of the listed Types and Classes of rocket flying from:

Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th August 2017 (inclusive),

between the hours of

12Noon and 7pm Local Time (12.00Hrs to 19.00Hrs BST, 11.00Hrs to 18.00Hrs GMT),

to the Site Ceiling of

16,000 Feet (4,876 Metres) Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL), weather permitting.



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