Build and Fly Model Rockets at the Fast Science Event brought to a Launch Pad Near You at the Festival of Rocketry by "Rockets To Go!"
The 2011 annual national rocketry event run by the United Kingdom Rocketry Association (UKRA), the "Festival of Rocketry, will run from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July 2011, at the Black Knights rocket club flying site at Burland House Farm, just outside the village of Oxhill in Warwickshire. The Festival of Rocketry will include the much travelled and much flown (since 1993) "Rockets To Go!" (RTG!) model rocket workshop, run by Scotland based STAAR Research (Space Technology Applications, Astronomy, & Rocket Research).
Full details of the Festival of Rocketry (FoR) are available at the event website at ~
There will be two complete RTG! workshops each day on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July. On both days he first workshop will be from 11am to 2pm, and the second from 3pm to 6pm. These times are inclusive of model rocket building and then launching using model rocket motors supplied with the workshop session. The workshop sessions will be fully supervised by qualified and experienced tutors throughout, with the rocket building under expert tuition and guidance in a step-by-step manner. The launching activities will also be properly supervised by a Range Safety Officer.
The fee for the workshop, inclusive of all materials and model rocket motors, is £7 per Rocket. Two people may share a rocket build.
These RTG! workshop sessions are being run at the FoR primarily for members of the public and for school groups coming to spectate and see model and high power rocketry in action at the FoR, who might wish to try their hand at model rocket building and flying themselves. With a minimum age of 8 yo for the participants, this workshop is for budding rocketeers from 8 to 80.
If you wish further information about the RTG! workshops at the FoR, and/or about the Festival of Rocketry itself, please contact John Bonsor (UKRA, & STAAR Research - RTG!) at e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact UKRA by using the "Enquiries" option in the "Contact Us" Menu Category at the UKRA web site at ~ http://www.ukra.org.uk