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.

Scale Contest. Theme: The IRW 2018 Scale Contest is Open themed. Any scale model is eligible. The more the merrier!




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

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th August 2018 (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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