SAM 2017 - August 18 - 20

The Southern Alberta Meet is our annual multi-day Model Rocket competion held in Rosebud, Alberta.

Event Rules as per the NAR Model Rocket Sporting Code. FAI Rules as per the FAI Sporting Code for Space Models Competion.

The SAM 2017 Entry Form is available here.

Any questions or interest can be sent to the Contest Director, Garth Illerbrun, at:

Junior Events

Event Description
A Parachute Duration Fly an A and take the longest to land using a parachute.
A Streamer Duration Fly an A and take the longest to land using a streamer.
A Boost Glide Duration Fly a glider using a A and stay in the air the longest.
D Eggloft Duration Fly an egg using a D and stay in the air the longest.
Open Spot Landing Build and fly any rocket, landing safely in a rectangular target (barge) set on the ground.
Open 1/2A Grandpa Parachute Duration Build and fly one of the following classic rocket kits: (Estes Astron Mark, Centuri Micron, FSI Micro, Canaroc Orion IV) on a 1/2A motor and take the longest to land using a parachute.

Senior Events

Event Description
Giant Sport Scale The model must be at least 100 centimeters in overall length or at least 10 centimeters in body diameter. Vehicles with significant outer assemblies or winged vehicles qualify if their length plus wingspan totals at least 100 centimeters or if their girth (as measured once around in a plane perpendicular to the centerline of the model by a length of string around the components not including the fins or wings) totals at least 31.4 centimeters.
A Helicopter Duration Fly an A and take the longest to land using helicopter recovery.
1/2A Multi Round Rocket Glide Duration Fly a 1/2A Rocket Glider the longest combined over multiple rounds.
B Payload Altitude Fly a 28gm sand payload using a B with a CRA provided altimeter and fly the highest.
TARC 2017 Eggloft Fly an egg following the TARC 2017 Rules
Space X - Falcon Scale Build and fly a scale model of a Falcon 9 and spot land on a target
Open 1/2A Grandpa Parachute Duration Build and fly one of the following classic rocket kits: (Estes Astron Mark, Centuri Micron, FSI Micro, Canaroc Orion IV) on a 1/2A motor and take the longest to land using a parachute.

Rosebud Theatre

The site for this launch is generously made possible by the Rosebud Theatre. The company puts on many great plays throughout the year, including during the SAM Event.