Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. I'm interested in setting up a club in my local area. How do I do this?
A1. Thats great news. We need more rocket clubs in the UK.
Setting up a club is quite simple really - just follow the steps below.
- Get a group of fellow rocketry enthusiasts together - usually three as a minimum.
- Find a launch site suitable for the size of vehicle you wish to fly.
You can check the UKRA safety code for advice on flying size dimensions.
Annex A of the safety code also contains the Launch Site Guidelines.
- Let us know what you've called yourself (so we can advertise your club if you want us to)
- If you want to formalise your club there are a few extra steps you will have to complete in order to achieve this.
- You will need to adopt a formal constitution
- specify roles such as chair, club sec and treasurer.
- carry out some risk assessments to ensure you will conduct your club affairs in a safe and responsible manner
Q2. I'd like to make my own solid fuel rocket motor. Is this allowed?
A2. It is not possible for UK rocketeers to make their own solid rocket motors.
It is illegal to manufacture any amount of explosive material (ie. rocket propellant) in the UK without a licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).