The United Kingdom Rocketry Association (UKRA) promotes and represents high power, medium power and model rocketry in the United Kingdom for amateur research, educational and recreational purposes. UKRA is also the specialist technical body to the BMFA with responsibilities for High Power Rocketry.

AMENDED: German ‘Klima’ Rocket Motor’s ARE legal in the UK

UKRA recently posted an announcement that German manufactured solid propellant motors produced by a company called Klima and utilise composite propellant (Potassium Perchlorate based) are illegal in the UK. UKRA now understands this information to be incorrect.

Michael R. Taylor, 1943 to 2014. UKRA Member 1406, RIP.

It is with sadness that the UKRA Council notes the death of rocketeer and Member Michael R. Taylor. "Mick" as he preferred to be known, passed away on 23rd June 2014. His funeral was held on Wednesday 16th July. News of this sad loss to UK rocketry and to UKRA only became known in rocketry circles on Saturday 19th July. Some of you will have seen the notices by Chris Eilbeck and Damian Burrin on the EARS and ARSE (Amateur Rocketry Society of England) Facebook pages. The sad news was communicated to Damian Burrin by Mick's niece.

2013 AGM Minutes Published

Dear Members,

The AGM Minutes were circulated to the active participants last Monday (24th Feb) for review. The review is now complete, please use the following link to view the document.

UKRA AGM 2013 Minutes

The minutes follow the structure of the AGM Agenda and Report.

Many thanks to all those who participated, please keep an eye on the council meeting minutes and CoP publications to see how we answer the actions placed upon us in 2014.

Kind regards,

The UKRA Council

2013 AGM Forum Post Online Until 20:00 on 07/02/2014

Dear UKRA Members,

The 2013 AGM is currently underway at the following forum post:

2013 AGM

We invite you to submit any comments, questions or AOB for discussion. You will need to log in using your UKRA number and password to view the comments and add content. Please contact us if you are having difficulties.

We look forward to responding to you over the next week.

Kind regards,

The 2014 UKRA Council

2014 Council and AGM

Dear UKRA Members,

The Council held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday (14/01/2014). Your UKRA Council this year is as follows:

- Russ Strand (Chair & Membership Secretary)
- Rod Stevenson (Vice Chair & Treasurer)
- Jonathan Rhodes (Secretary)
- Ben Jarvis (Chair of Safety & Technical Committee)
- Martyn Turner
- John Bonsor
- Ian Whittingham

Andy Hugh stepped down from the council, we offer him thanks for all the effort he put in as Chair in 2013.

UKRA 2014 Membership Renewal

Dear 2013 Members,

Please see the following update regarding membership renewal for 2014:

2014 FEES:
Please see for the current UKRA Membership rates for 2014. They remain largely unchanged from 2013. The only change lies in the upgrade fee for members who choose to join the BMFA directly and UKRA separately. Last year we charged £2.50 to cover the admin, BMFA checking and card re-printing. We have decided that this year, existing BMFA members who send a scan of their 2014 BMFA card, or clubs who confirm a member’s BMFA status will be upgraded from Associate to Full member free of charge.


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