The Kansas Organization for Spacemodeling is proud to present

The Kansas Rocket Aero Modeler's Open (KRAMO) 44

June 1st (or June 2nd) in Hutchinson, KS

KRAMO will be a NAR sanctioned, National Rocketry Competition (NRC) event. Any of this year's NRC events may be flown and the results of those flights will be submitted to the National Scoreboard.

The KRAMO contest will consist of a mix of NRC events and fun non-sactioned events. Awards will be presented for each KRAMO event as well as an overall meet champion award.

Unlike some years, KRAMO 44 is planned as a one day only event. It is planned for Saturday, June 1st, 2024. However, if the weather does not appear to be good that day, the event could be moved to the following day, Sunday, June 2nd.

Sport flying of Class 1 rockets that can reasonably be recovered in the launch area will also be allowed throughout the event.

KRAMO 44 Competitive Events

Open Spot Landing (2 attempts) (rules)

"1/2 A" Helicopter Duration (NRC Sanctioned Event) (rules)

"A" Rocket Glider Duration (NRC Sanctioned Event) (rules)

"B" Streamer Duration (NRC Sanctioned Event) (rules)

Choice between "B" Payload Altitude (NRC Sanctioned Event) (rules) OR "B" Eggloft Duration (rules)

Special Event Details

  • The Open Spot Landing event will differ from the official rules this year. Contestants will be given two attempts at spot landing and the best of two scores will be recorded.
  • The B Payload Altitude and B Eggloft Duration events, for the purpose of scoring, will be treated as two separate events. However, you may only have an entry in one of those events.
  • If winds are unfavorable, the B Streamer Duration event may be changed by the Contest Director to A Streamer Duration to reduce the chance of rockets drifting off the field.
  • Official NAR contest payloads will be provided. You may also provide your own payload. Be sure to check the rules regarding the official payload size and weight (rules)
  • Eggs will be provided for the B Eggloft Duration KRAMO event.
  • Altimeters will NOT be provided for the B Payload Altitude event. You must bring your own altimeter and it must be one of the Altimeters Approved for Contest Use
Days and Times:
Saturday, June 1, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Alternate: Sunday, June 2, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Kansas State Fair Grounds Parking Lot — Hutchinson KS
See Launch Site Information for maps and directions
Entrance Fees:
Sport Flying: Free
Competative Flying: $7.00 ($14.00 for a Team)
Spectators: Free