||What is CAR/ACF?|
- CAR is the Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique,
established in 1965
- CAR/ACF is a self-supporting, non-profit organization
whose sole purpose is to promote development of Amateur Aerospace as a
recognized sport and worthwhile amateur activity.
- CAR/ACF is an organization open to anyone interested
in legal and responsible rocketry.
- CAR/ACF is the official national body for amateur
aerospace in Canada.
- CAR/ACF is a chartering organization for model rocket
clubs across the country. CAR offers its' chartered
clubs contest sanction and assistance in getting and
keeping flying sites.
- CAR/ACF is the voice of its' membership, providing
liaison and certification programs with Transport Canada, Natural
Resources Canada (Explosives Regulatory Division), and other
government agencies through our national headquarters in Calgary,
Alberta. CAR/ACF also works with local governments,
zoning boards and parks departments to promote the interests of local
- CAR/ACF is the principal stakeholder representing
Non-military, Non-commercial aerospace on the Transport Canada
Canadian Aviation Regulatory Advisory Council (CARAC) which is
responsible for maintaining and developing the Canadian Aviation
- CAR/ACF is a Rocketry Association whose rules and
regulations as formally acceptable to the Minister of Transport.
For more detailed information, contact the Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique:
71 Bermuda Close NW
Calgary, AB T3K1G4
We, the members of the Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique, are the pathway to the future of amateur aerospace and are committed to making rocketry
the foremost sport/hobby/activity in the world.
This vision is accomplished through:
- A dedication to safety and responsibility
- Partnerships with its valued associates, the aerospace industry and government
- Development of programs that meet or exceed Canadian government regulatory requirements
- A process of continous improvement
- A committement to leadership, quality, education and scientific/technical development
- A safe, responsible and enjoyable aerospace development environment.
||CAR/ACF Mission Statement|
The Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique is a world-class association of rocketeers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education and
advancement of amateur aerospace activities. The Association provides access, leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection,
representation, recognition, education and scientific/technical development for its members.
The Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique 1999 is incorporated as a not for profit company limited by shares.
The general membership elects officers to represent them at the executive level. These elected representatives then purchase the corporation's shares, thus
becoming the owners of the corporation. The provincial regions vote for their regional representatives, who then along with the executive, form the Board of
Therefore the CAR/ACF is a true democratic organization whereby every member has the opportunity to influence CAR/ACF policy.
Once elected, the responsibility for running the CAR/ACF rests with the CAR/ACF Executive/Shareholders consisting of Chairman, Past Chairman, Vice Chairman
Management input comes from the following boards and technical committees:
Board of Directors consisting of the elected regional representatives from the 7 regions and the elected executive.
RSO Commitee - Range Safety
L4CC Committee - Airframe and flight performance
MCC Committee - Motor Testing and Certification
EX Motor Committee - Experimental Rocketry and alternate technologies
TC Liaison - Transport Canada (Airspace and Transport of Hazardous Goods)
ERD Liaison - Natural Resources Canada (Explosives Regulatory Division (Propellant))
All of the above are responsible to the Executive/Shareholders and meet on an as-needed basis with the exception of the Executive/Shareholders that
may meet more often as business demands, but at least once a year for an Annual General Meeting. Elected officers and representatives serve for a
term of two years, although may stand for re-election should they wish to do so.
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