About Us

Our  Vision

Our vision at the Australian Rocketry Association is to provide people of all ages the chance to fly rockets at ARA clubs and sections Australia wide. We also provide the education, information and mentors to help you become high power certified under the ARA certification procedures which are recognized by Safework Australia and is a regulatory requirement to purchase rocket motors above G Impulse in South Australia, other states have different regulations and we suggest you check with your local Safework or Work Safe branch for current regulations regarding purchase and storage of any model rocket motors.We can also help you obtain your permit to purchase model rocket motors by liaising with Safework by confirming your ARA membership, and membership any of our clubs or sections.

Meet the ARA Inc. Committee

These are the current committee members of the ARA Inc. This bunch of highly driven Rocket fanatics are the backbone of the ARA Inc.

Maurice Laffin ARA President
Maurice Laffin ARA President
Michael Gerlach ARA Vice President
I started in Model Rocketry in 1980 when I got my first kit the Centuri Excalibur. In the early 90’s I joined the Marion Model Rocketry club and met some life long friends there. In the mid 90’s I was a co-founder of the Adelaide Advanced Rocket Club. After 2 years of work with Maurice Laffin I was granted the first permit to Legally import and use Composite Model Rocket motors from the SA government. In 1997 I launched the first Legal High Power motor in Australia an Aerotech I211w at Lake Finniss, South Australia, and In 2011 Sean Rowe and myself launched the first 2 stage hybrid in Australia. I have been a member of both the ARA and AARC since their formation.

John Flint ARA Treasurer
Scott Pollock ARA Secretary

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