Meeting 1 May

The next NOVAAR meeting will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, 1 May at the Community Space at the University Mall located at the intersection of Route 123 and Braddock Road. Directions to the site are at: .

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We are the Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry (NOVAAR)
Section 205 of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR)

We Fly Rockets

For current launch and meeting information the 3 most current announcements are above, or visit our Announcements Page.

The status of the Launch will be announced by
8 pm on the Friday before the launch.

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  • Do you enjoy building and flying rockets?
  • Need a good site to fly, let alone, launch those big birds?
  • Interested in model rocket competition awards or earning achievement awards for flying?
  • Interested in rocket science projects?

   If you enjoy model rocketry, you are invited to join the Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry.  NOVAAR is the public model rocket club in Northern Virginia, and is a chartered section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR).  We're one of the most active model rocket clubs in the U.S., with over 40 years of history of success, safety and fun in the hobby of model rocketry.


   NOVAAR flies once a month and is privileged to have access to the grass covered field of Great Meadows, a 380-acre field events center and steeplechase course located in The Plains, Virginia.  Directions and a map are located here

   NOVAAR's launches are open to all members.  Non-members pay $1 per flight.

   NOVAAR provides both model rocket and high-powered launch equipment and has a permitted 4,500 foot flight waiver.

   All launches are conducted by the range safety officer.

   Fly with NOVAAR and learn what its like to fly with with 100 fellow rocketeers.

   Assistance with achieving advanced high-power rocketry certification is available.


   NOVAAR holds meetings once a month.  We meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 at the Braddock District Government Office. The center is in North Springfield, two miles outside the Beltway (I495) at the intersection of Burke Lake Road and Rolling Road.  Directions and map are located here.

   NOVAAR's meetings often include an educational, instructional or demonstration session.

   In addition to the meetings, there are rocket building sessions often hosted by an expert.


   Yes! competition with model rockets.  Fly against fellow NOVAAR and/or NAR members to find out who can keep a rocket aloft the longest with a parachute.  How about a streamer?  Or, carrying an egg?

   Or, the challenge of flying a rocket that carries a glider or recovers using rotary blades like a helicopter.

   How about building a rocket that flies the highest with or without a payload?  Or with an egg, that can’t break when it lands.

NOVAAR Officers and Coordinators

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