Introduction to the International Rocket Week/Weekend
Travel Details to the IRW
Accomodation at the IRW
Food and Meals at the IRW
Weather at the IRW
Participation in the IRW
High Power Rocketry at the IRW
Flight Programme
Competitions at the IRW
Flight Rules at the IRW
Rocket Glider and Rocket Boost Glider Competitions at the IRW
Lander Competitions at the IRW
Rocket Boosted Helicopter Recovery Competitions at the IRW
Rocket Payload Competitions at the IRW
Aquajet Competitions at the IRW
1996 International/Scottish Rocket Weekend Report
1997 International/Scottish Rocket Weekend Report
Safety at the IRW
Entry, Participation and Accomodation Costs for the IRW
Insurance at the IRW
International Rocket Week (IRW)
incorporating the International Rocket Weekend
Organised by: STAAR Research

Helicopter rockets (or "helirocs") have really contrary flight modes! They boost up on rocket power (A to G motors, one or two stages allowed) and windmill to Earth as gently as thistledown (in theory anyway!) on autorotating aerosurface or aerofoil blades stored/folded inside or around the outside of the rocket during ascent, and then deployed by the rocket motor expulsion charge. Timing, with up to 3 flights per entrant, is as in the Boost/Rocket Glider event. These are technically challenging and interesting models to build and fly; and this year the world's most ambitious heliroc, the "Roton" Reusable Launch Vehicle is to start its test flights. The results and images from the 1999 heliroc event will be sent to the "Roton" developer, the Rotary Rocket Company in the USA, for comparison!