High Power Rocketry (HPR) is a thrilling next step in the model rocketry experience that permits a rocket builder the opportunity to use more powerful (and diverse) motors (H – O class), NOTE: Some F & G motors require a HPR certification for use.
Because of the nature of HPR motors and the associated regulatory requirements, individuals must first complete a certification process for each HPR level before they are permitted to purchase (or use) HPR motors (solid & hybrid). In the U.S., two organizations oversee this process – the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) and the Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA). Presently BARC offers Level 1 & 2 NAR High Power Rocketry (HPR) certifications.
Common certification prerequisites are joining the NAR, and being age 18 (14 for the Junior level). HPR certification progresses through 3 levels:
- Level 1: H – I impulse, & certain F & G, class motors Procedure; Application
- Level 2: J – L impulse class motors
- Level 3: M – O impulse class motors Procedure; Application
- All Levels: Everyone certifying at a BARC launch must review this policy document.
Please contact a BARC Official if you are interested in learning more.