The Australian Rocketry Association INC is here to help ALL Australians not just a select few, Our vision is that every aussie has a chance to enjoy this great hobby.
So you might say what have we done well where to start how about we make a list.
No 1 Members of the Australian Rocketry Association INC where the first to import Aerotech motors for use.
No 2 ARA members where the first to have Aerotech motors approved for use in Australia.
No 3 When it became apparent that the current air rules needed upgrading the ARA lobbied CASA to upgrade the air rules in relation to rocketry after much paper work and many long hours from both CASA staff and ARA members on technical committees the CASR 101 subpart H was born.
No 4 First true insurance policy that covers all Australian rockteers that suits Australian law.
No 5 The Australian Rocketry Association in conjunction with CASA and Air services created the first rocketry symbol that will be placed on VTC charts to mark ARA launch sites and be used by other non ARA clubs.
No 6 CASA asked the Australian Rocketry Association President Maurice Laffin to write the basic saftey awarness on the new rocketry saftey flyer.
No 7 The first code of practice for model rocketry in Australia the Blue Book is a reference point for Commonwealth and State governments to use for rocketry.
No 8 First rocketry club to have its logo trademarked with IP Australia.
No 9 ARA members where the first to create a online forum soley for rocketry called the Australian Rocketry Forum back in 2004.
No 10 ARA member James Wilson named the Aerotech motor called metal storm.
No 11 First female High power rocketry flyer in Australia certifed to level 2.
No 12 First junior High power rocketry flyer in Australia certifed to level 1.
No 13 First female High power rocketry flyer in Australia certifed to level 3
No 14 First (Legal) Level 3 certification in Australia by Phillip Moore.
No 15 First High Power launch into controlled airspace in Australia
No 16 First High Power launch into controlled airspace without establishing a restricted airzone under conditions acceptable to air safety standards.
No17 Geoff Hendrick does the first M powered flight in South Australia