1) Model Rocket Flying during the 1999 IRW will be covered by Kelburn Castle &
Country Centre's own public liability insurance, but ONLY for all such flying
AT the Kelburn site, and ruled by the Safety provisions quoted on the Safety web page.
2) Full membership of UKRA (United Kingdom Rocketry Association) provides
Third Party Insurance for both Model and High Power Rocket Flying, ie. A to M
Class motors. This insurance is provided through our affiliation with the
British Model Flying Association (BMFA). UKRA is one of two Rocketry/Space
Modelling Specialist Bodies for the BMFA (the other being the British Space
Modelling Alliance, BSMA). Minimum age for Full Membership of UKRA is 18.
If you would like to know more about UKRA please write to:-
United Kingdom Rocketry Association,
PO Box 1561,
3) Temporary membership of UKRA, valid for one month, and which will provide
flight insurance, will be available at the 1999 IRW on payment of 8.50 Pounds
4) Anyone who is already a full member of the BMFA (other than through UKRA or
the BSMA) is covered for flying A to M Class motors.
5) While the Organizers of the 1999 IRW would encourage everyone carrying out
Model Rocket Flying at the event to do so under UKRA insurance cover, this is
not an absolute requirement.
6) UKRA insurance cover IS however required for all High Power Rocket Flying
at the 1999 IRW by UK Citizens. For participants from other countries valid
membership of a recognised HPR club or association, eg. the Tripoli Rocketry
Association, Inc. (USA), or Youth and Space (Les Jeunes et L'Espace - EU)
will be accepted.
7) As 18 is the minimum age for Full UKRA Membership, any participant under 18
who wishes to fly an above G Class rocket will be able to do so by means of
mentoring arrangements with a Full UKRA Member. This also applies to the
purchase of HPR motors at the event by those under 18, or for those who do not
have the Explosives Certificates and Allowances required by law to purchase
and transport specified HPR motors and propellants. Anyone acquiring such
specified HPR motors and propellants at the 1999 IRW under these "mentoring
arrangements" MUST use any such motors AT the event.
Official reclassification of "specified HPR motors and propellants" is being
undertaken at present. This is a matter beyond the control of the 1999 IRW
Organizers and UKRA, however, as soon as the up to date list is available it
will be posted on the IRW Web Pages and on the UKRA Web Site.
8) All rocket vehicles and flights at the 1999 IRW will be subject to the UKRA
Safety Code, adjudicated by Safety Officers, and supervised by Launch Control
Officers. The UKRA Technical & Safety Committee will also exercise
consideration and rulings where they may be required, as provided for by the
UKRA Safety Code.