The flyer attempting a SRA club
record must be a SRA member in good standing at the time of the
The flight must be made at a
sanctioned SRA launch and must be conducted at the Rocket Ranch.
waiver altitude of 10,000 feet
be exceeded. Categories have been selected in an attempt to
remain below this altitude, but it is the flyer's responsibility
not to attempt a flight that might exceed the waiver limit. A
flyer must notify the RSO, and annotate on the SRA Launch Record
(LPR) or Launch Card (HPR), if the expected altitude is above
5,000 feet so the flight can be called in to the FAA
The flyer must notify a
of the record attempt prior to the flight (day of launch) and
annotate the attempt on the SRA Launch Record (LPR) or on the
Launch Card (HPR).
The flyer will state the specific category and class of the
record attempt prior to the flight. One flight, one category and
will present the rocket and motor to a Club Officer for
inspection prior to the flight. Boosted darts are
allowed for setting altitude records and no part of the rocket
may be separated, including recovery, except as part of normal
staged-flight in those categories.
Any Club Officer may deny a record attempt prior to launch for
An approved commercially made and
sold altimeter (designed for use in LPR or HPR) must be used to
record the altitude. No home-made units, limited production or
prototypes are allowed. If in doubt about the acceptability of a
specific altimeter, check with a Club Officer.
The new altitude record must exceed the previous record by 2.0%.
For target altitude categories, the difference between the old
record and the target altitude must be decreased by 2.0%.
class will be determined by the total impulse of all motor(s) as
tested and not
the manufacturer's designation or estimated total impulse. Only
certified motors may be used.
Rockets must successfully deploy
their recovery device(s) and have a safe descent. The same
standards used in NAR record attempts (no catastrophic failures)
shall apply to SRA club records.
will be presented to the Club Officer upon recovery for
inspection and altitude verification. Maximum altitudes will
be corrected to "standard day".
The results of the flight will be
annotated on the SRA Launch Record (LPR) or on the Launch Card
(HPR). A preliminary announcement on the results can be made at
the launch, but the official record is subject to verification
and approval by the Club Officers.
The ruling of the Club Officers for any club record attempt is