ROL NEWS--AeroTech Prize Contest Announced

AeroTech Prize Contest Announced
March 10, 2006
Web posted at: 12:35 PM EST
(ROL Newswire) -- AeroTech Consumer Aerospace is sponsoring a new type
of competitive rocketry event.
The AeroTech Prize is an ongoing AeroTech-sponsored rocketry contest
that can be held at NAR and Tripoli-sanctioned rocket launches at any
time during the year. It is an entry fee-based contest using a single
motor in a single stage. Participants will be judged on the maximum
altitude obtained from each particular class of rocket motor.
The goals of the contest are three-fold:
? Expand public awareness of hobby rocketry through increased launch
activity & publicity
? Increase the level of technical sophistication in the hobby by
promoting a performance challenge
? Offer recognition, monetary and product rewards to the most successful
AeroTech will create and maintain the contest rules and entry documents,
and provide advertising, press releases and donate optional product
prizes for the local contests that will be held periodically.
The local contests will be managed by selected AeroTech on-site dealers.
The dealers will be responsible for collecting entry fees, validating
entry applications and rocket altitudes and disbursing the cash and
product awards.
The AeroTech Prize contest shall initially be divided into three (3)
classes or categories: 'F', 'I' and 'K'. The 'F' class is structured to
permit all model rocket flyers, including those individuals under the
age of 18, to participate in the contest. The 'I' class is a high-power
event designed to encourage Level 1 certified individuals to
participate. The 'K' class is a high-performance contest for Level 2
certified participants.
Official rules and participant and dealer entry forms for the AeroTech
Prize contest in PDF format may be downloaded from the AeroTech website
formatting link
Permission is hereby granted for the
reproduction of the PDF for the
purpose of conducting AeroTech Prize contests in accordance with the
rules specified in the document.
AeroTech would like to thank Andy Woerner for conducting the very first
AeroTech Prize contest at the monthly TRA San Diego launch on 3/4/06.
Andy reported that "it was very well received and attended" and
"everyone enjoyed themselves and there (was) lots of interest for next
Source: RCS Rocket Motor Components (RCS), Inc.
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