The Australian Rocketry Association Inc. The Pioneers Of Rocketry In Australia !!
The Australian Rocketry Association Inc. provides the safe education and certification in High, Mid & Low power rocketry throughout Australia. Our members & sections have for many years worked closely with Safework Australia & CASA to provide all Australians of all ages with the safest possible ways to enjoy this wonderful hobby.
Who We Are
Formed in 1998 the Australian Rocketry Association Inc was created to cater for the ever increasing interest in model rocketry throughout Australia. Having no current Australian based codes or regulations in regards to model rocketry the ARA Inc set fourth working with Safework Australia, CASA and other Organizations to create the first Australian based model rocketry user manual of safety codes and guidelines which was called the Blue Book. The Blue Book would be the go to in regards to rocketry in Australia and is still used to this day by not only the ARA Inc but many other regulatory organizations in regards to model rocketry use and safety. As the Blue Book was being created the ARA Inc also created their own certification procedures which mirrored our brother organizations in the USA but catered for Australian rules and regulations, these procedures are still in place today and have helped many Australians gather their certifications at sections and clubs throughout the country.
Pictured Left Some of the founding members of the ARA Inc. Preparing a Quarter scale Patriot Rocket with the First Aerotech I impulse motor ever imported and flown in Australia at Lake Finnis in South Australia in 1997, just before the birth of the ARA Inc. The person sliding the rocket onto the launcher in this picture is our current ARA Inc vice president Michael Gerlach, Michael with the assistance from model rocket motor manufacturer Aerotech in the USA and a few other rocketry pioneers worked closely with Safework Australia to start legally importing the first high power rocketry motors into Australia. Without these people’s hard work and persistence model rocketry would not be what it is in Australia today !! Thank you guy’s !!
The Australian Rocketry Association Inc. serves and respects all those interested in and involved in the hobby of model rocketry and we make it our duty to work alongside any other organizations involved or wishing to be involved in these activity’s. We cater for everyone and everything rocketry related, from primary school students, to those involved in University STEM projects and even our country’s upcoming aerospace engineers, astronauts and everything in between. We have worked with multiple University’s and Space related businesses & programs and will continue to pass on our knowledge in these areas as long as there is interest and need.
Donations Make us Stronger
Get behind a good thing and sponsor or donate to the ARA Inc. Today !! You will be added to our honor wall as a loyal supporter of rocketry in Australia !!
caelum enim non est finis !!