Welcome to UKAYRoC
The United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC)
“Encouraging school children to enter the world of aerospace, engineering and science”
UKAYRoC is the largest model rocket showcase in the UK with the top prize of competing in the International Fly-Off against the American, French and Japanese winning teams at the Farnborough International Air show 2014 and an all expenses paid aerospace trip to Paris and Toulouse.
Think you’re up for the challenge?
MPs and aerospace apprentices gather in Westminster to launch the 2014 UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge
More than 25 MPs, on Wednesday 6th November, teamed up with aerospace apprentices from all over the UK to take part in a rocket launching competition to celebrate the launch of the 2014 UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) which sees teams of students aged 11-18 years old design, build and launch their own rockets to exacting specifications.
The competition, which took place in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, coincided with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) initiative to showcase the many exciting engineering careers options available to young people.
For more information about the event and a copy of the press release click here.
MPs and aerospace apprentices to gather in Westminster to launch the 2014 UKAYRoC
More than 30 MPs will join apprentices from companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems and Selex ES in Victoria Tower Gardens on November 6th to take part in a rocket launching competition to launch the 2014 UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge.
This Westminster launch event will see MPs assemble and launch an air pressure powered rocket as far as possible with the assistance of apprentices specialising in the sector. The event takes place during the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which reveals the many opportunities available in engineering.
For more information please contact: Jenny Szweda
The UKAYRoC 2014 Challenge IS open for registration!
The UKAYRoC 2014 Challenge IS open for registration! The Challenge for 2014 is to achieve a target altitude of 825 feet with the rocket and have a flight duration of between 48 and 50 seconds. The payload is two raw medium sized hen’s eggs. The entire rocket must return to the ground safely using two parachutes of the same size. Furthermore, gross lift-off weight should be no more than 650 grams.
For further information on the rules and to download the registration pack please visit the Forms and Docs section.
Due to the great success of UKAYRoC, we are expanding! We have increased the total registration intake to 150 teams and grown the number of finalist places to 30. This will make 2014 the biggest year yet!
The winners’ prize for 2014 is to compete in the International Fly-Off against the American and French winning teams at the Farnborough International Air show 2014 plus an all expenses aerospace trip to Paris and Toulouse.
The Final Positions at the UK Rocketry Challenge 2013 Final
The Final Positions at the UK Rocketry Challenge 2013 Final:
|The Royal Liberty School
|1114 (Gosforth) ATC Squadron
|Whitley Bay High School
|Abbeyfield School (Team 2)
|Airedale Academy (Team 1)
|North Halifax Grammar School (Team 1)
|Victoria College Belfast(Team 2)
|Ashville College (Team 1)
|Worksop College (Team 1)
|Abbeyfield School (Team 3)
|Egglescliffe School (Team 2)
|Lostock Hall Academy (Team 3)
|Lostock Hall Academy (Team 2)
|Ashville College (Team 2)
|Lostock Hall Academy (Team 1)
|Abbeyfield School (Team 1)
|Perse School (Team 1)
|10th Chippenham Air Scouts
|Longstone School (Team 2)
|Boston Spa School
The Royal Liberty School Crowned Winner of the 2013 UKAYRoC.
The Royal Liberty School beat 19 other teams to become national Youth Rocketry Champions on Wednesday 8th May 2013 at Queen’s Parade, Farnborough.
With a height of 732 feet and a duration of 44.78 seconds, The Royal Liberty School rocket had a winning score of 30.88 points and the team will now face the US and French champions at the International fly-off event on the 21st June at the Paris Airshow.
2nd Prize went to 1114 (Gosforth) ATC Squadron
3rd Prize went to Whitley Bay High School
4th Prize went to Abbeyfield School (Team 2)
5th Prize went to Airedale Academy
Whitley Bay High School won the Best Rocketry Innovation prize by designing a ducted fin internal parachute drag system, and Victoria College Belfast (Team 2) won the Best Display Stand prize.
The UKAYRoC 2013 finalists have been announced. To check if your team has been successful or not please check the teams entries page.
The UKAYRoC organisers would like to thank and congratulate all those who have competed this year. It has been a very close challenge with the standard being very high.
For the teams who have not qualified, it has been very tough to qualify this year. The difference between scores in the top 20 teams is very close. We are sorry that we will not be seeing you at the Finals, but we hope to see you back next year for the UKAYRoC 2014.