Stages of the Competition

After submitting your registration form there are three main stages of the competition; Regional Events, The National Finals and The International Finals. 

The Regional Events

In order to attend a Regional Event, you must submit your registration form before the deadline date. You and your team will then attend a Regional Event near you to launch your rocket. Your rocket launch will be scored by our Rocketeer Experts.

The best scoring team from each Regional Event will automatically go through to the UK National Final.

We are excited to announce that we have confirmed the dates for the Regional Events.

Scotland – Thursday 27 April – NEW DATE! 
Prestwick, Glasgow 

North – Wednesday 29 March
Elvington Airfield, York, YO41 4AU

Northern Ireland – Friday 31 March
RLC Landford, Belfast, BT29 4RT

Midlands Monday 3 April
Twycross, CV9 3QH

South West & Wales Saturday 8 April
Abbeyfield School, Chippenham, SN15 6RN

South East – Monday 24 April
Stow Maries Aerodrome, CM3 6RN


Click here for a video of the Northern Ireland Regional Final.

The National Final – Tuesday 23 May 

The 20 best teams from the Regional Events will meet at our National Final in Essex. Similar to the Regional Events, you and your team will launch your rocket and if you win, well then you can start packing your suitcase as you’ll be going to Paris to compete in the International Finals! More information on the National Finals will follow in due course.


The International Finals at Paris International Airshow 2017 

This is the third and final stage of the competition. The UK winning team will compete against the winning teams from America, France and Japan at the International Paris Airshow on Thursday 22 to Friday 23 June 2017 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget, a few kilometers North of Paris. We will fund the winning UK team to attend. Watch the 2016 International Final video here.

Raytheon, Farnborough Airshow 2016. TARC award ceremony Tim Peake British ESA astronaut, with 4 team who took part in the TARC rockety competition