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National Association of Rocketry


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National Association of Rocketry Flag 3:5 image by Dean Thomas, 6 February 2011
Flag adopted 1957

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Organizational Flag

The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is the governing body for the sport/hobby of model rocketry in the United States. It was established in 1957 by Orville Carlisle and G. Harry Stine. The NAR flag is used at various launch venues, as both an advertisement and as a useful wind direction indicator for the Range Safety Officer. Some NAR Sections in the United States have their own distinct flags which they use in place of - or in tandem with - the NAR flag.

Some NAR sections do not have a distinctive flag and - if using a flag as a wind indicator - either use the United States Flag, or the 'B' Signal Flag (the latter being an internationally recognized symbol of a live firing range).

Dean Thomas, 6 February 2011

Various NAR Section Flags Below are samples of flags representing various NAR Sections:
NAR Section Flag 1 NAR Section Flag 2 NAR Section Flag 3
NAR Section Flag 4 NAR Section Flag 5 NAR Section Flag 6
Source: Handbook of Model Rocketry by G. Harry Stine (6th Edition, ISBN 0-471-59361-3)
Dean Thomas 6 February 2011