Rocket Launch Postponed until 16 December

 The rocket launch scheduled for 9 December has been rescheduled for Saturday 16 December because of weather.  The launch will be held at Great Meadow on 16 December from 10 am to 3 pm.


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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 visit our Announcements Page or Bulletin Board.

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

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Attention Rocketeers

    • 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 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 550 acre field events center and steeplechase course located in The Plains, Virginia.  Directions and a map are located here.


   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.  Come visit a meeting and see why model rocketry would be more fun if you belonged to NOVAAR.  Directions and map are located here.

Membership Benefits

    • Free flights at our monthly rocket launch throughout the year including contests, sport fun flying and demonstrations.  Non-members pay $1 per flight.
    • Assistance with achieving advanced high-power rocketry certification.
    • Use of club's permit-approved, launch site with model rocket and high power launching equipment and a 4,500 foot waiver
    • Full access to the club website covering club activities plus articles on design and technical subjects.
    • Participation in rocket building sessions hosted by experts.
    • Regular monthly meetings which include an instructional or demonstration session.

NOVAAR Officers and Coordinators

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