Canadian Association of Rocketry /

Association canadienne de fuséonautique

About us

What is CAR/ACF?

  • Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique, established in 1965
  • Federally registered Not-For-Profit organization
  • Self-supporting organization with a sole purpose to promote development of Amateur Aerospace as a recognized sport and worthwhile amateur activity.
  • An organization open to anyone interested in legal and responsible rocketry.
  • Nationally recognized  body for amateur aerospace activities in Canada.
  • The voice of its' membership, providing liaison and certification programs recognized by Transport Canada, Natural Resources Canada (Explosives Regulatory Division), and other government agencies through our national headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. CAR/ACF works with local governments, zoning boards and parks departments to promote the interests of local chartered clubs.
  • 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 Regulations (CARS).
  • Rocketry Association whose rules and regulations as formally acceptable to the Minister of Transport.


Our mission

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.

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 continuous improvement
  • A commitment to leadership, quality, education and scientific/technical development
  • A safe, responsible and enjoyable aerospace development environment.


Our Structure

The Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique 2014 is incorporated as a not for profit company limited by shares.

The general membership elects officers to represent them at the executive level.  The provincial regions vote for their regional representatives, who then along with the executive, form the Board of Directors.

CAR/ACF is a democratic organization whereby every member has the opportunity to influence CAR/ACF policy.
Elected officials have responsibility for running the CAR/ACF through the President, Past President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.

Input comes from the following boards and technical committees:

Regional Issues:
Board of Directors consisting of the elected regional representatives from the 7 regions and the elected executive.

Technical Issues

  • Range Safety Officer (RSO) - Range Safety and operations
  • Design Review Committee (DRC) -Airframe, flight performance , Advanced High Power
  • Motor Certification Committee (MCC) - Motor Testing and Certification
  • EX Motor Committee - Experimental Rocketry and alternate technologies

Regulatory Issues:

  • 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 and meet on an as-needed basis with the exception of the Executive and board that may meet more often as business demands.  Once a year is our Annual General Meeting where we invite all members to participate. 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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The Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association canadienne de fuséonautique is an association of rocketeers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education and advancement of amateur aerospace activities. 

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Calgary AB, Canada

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