UK Rocketry Altitude Records

Class

Altitude

Rocket Name

Name or Team

Motor Total Impulse

Airframe diameter

Rocket mass

Date

Location

Altitude verification method

A-class

703 ft
(214.27m)

Imp
(Scratchbuilt)

Jo Hinchliffe

A3-4T
Estes

18mm to 13mm
0.71" to 0.51"

17.99g GLOW

6th May 2018

BigEARS,
Elsworth

PerfectFlite Firefly Altimeter

 

469 ft
(143m)

Lightning
(Scratchbuilt)

Matt Escott

A3-4T
Estes
(Piston Launched)

18mm to 13mm
0.71" to 0.51"

34.1g GLOW

16th August 2013

IRW,
Fairlie Moor

PerfectFlite APRA Altimeter

 

361 ft
(110m)

Insurrection
(Scratchbuilt)

Mark Field
(PARS)

A6-4
Quest

18mm
0.71"

33g GLOW

23rd September 2007

Roundshaw Open Space,
Croydon

Pico P1 Altimeter

 

281 ft
(85m)

King Rabbit
(Modified Kit)

Hope Waters
(EARS)

A8-3
Estes

25mm
0.984"

44g GLOW

2nd April, 2006

EARS,
Cambridgeshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter

 

256 ft
(78m)

Dragonfly I
(???)

Ady Waters
(EARS)

A8-3
Estes

18mm
0.71"

??g GLOW

7th Sept, 2008

EARS,
Cambridgeshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter

B-class

975 ft
(295m)

Scratchbuilt

Andrew Lee
(Black Knights)

B6-6
Estes

-
-

-
-

May 2005

Milson,
Worcestershire

PicoAlt LO3 Altimeter

 

690 ft
(209m)

Devils Nightmare
(Modified Kit)

Troy Tobias- Waters
(EARS)

B6-6
Estes

25mm
0.984"

49g GLOW

2nd April, 2006

EARS,
Cambridgeshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter

C-class

1,766 ft
(538m)

LoLite

Scratchbuilt

Elliot Gunard

C6-7
Estes

18.7mm 44.7g GLOW

12th June 2021

Midland Rocketry Club
Norton-Juxta-Twycross

Perfectflight Firefly

 

1,679 ft
(511m)

Scratchbuilt

Jonathan M. Lee

C6-7
Klima

20mm
-

55g GLOW
-

19th September 2020

Midland Rocketry Club
Norton-Juxta-Twycross

Perfectflight Firefly

D-class

2800 ft
(849m)

Scratchbuilt

Jonathan Lee
(Black Knights)

D12-7
Estes

25mm
0.984"

-
-

February 2005

Milson,
Worcestershire

PicoAlt LO3 Altimeter

 

2339 ft
(709m)

Scratchbuilt

Jonathan Lee
(Black Knights)

D12-7
Estes

25mm
0.984"

-
-

March 2005

EARS,
Cambridgeshire

PicoAlt LO3 Altimeter

 

1788 ft
(542m)

X-1
(Scratchbuilt)

Phil Charlesworth
(FOG)

D12-7
Estes

25mm
0.984"

35g

March 2005

FOG, Redwick,
South Wales

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter

E-class

2982 ft
(908m)

MC-1
(Scratchbuilt)

Michael Cain
(CROCK)

E9
Estes

24.7mm

117.5g GLOW

8th April, 2007

CROCK
Kent,

Perfectflite Alt-15K Altimeter

 

1781 ft
(543m)

Lightning Bolt
(Scratchbuilt)

Daniel Goldsmith
(PARS)

E9-8
Estes

25.5mm
1.004"

150g GLOW
85g Dry

30th Sept, 2006

UKRA 2006,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter

 

1763 ft
(537m)

WOWROC
(Scratchbuilt)

Oliver Neil Smith
(PARS)

E9-8
Estes

25.5mm
1.004"

140g GLOW
75g Dry

12th March, 2006

CROCK,
Kent

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter

F-class

5662 ft

RARA
(Scratchbuilt)

Daniel Hildebrand
(Southampton University Spaceflight Society)

F51
Cesaroni
Pro24

26mm

176g
GLOW

June 2021

EARS

 

Jolly Logic 3

 

4368 ft

MC-1a
(Scratchbuilt)

Michael Cain
(CROCK)

F-25
Aerotech
RMS

29mm

241g
GLOW

Sept 2007

CROCK,

 

Perfectflite alt15k Altimeter

 

3337 ft

WT4
(Scratchbuilt)

Marcus Lauder
(MARS)

F-22
Aerotech
RMS

29mm

280g
GLOW

July 2007

Lake Jean, NV,
USA
LDRS 26

Perfectflite alt15k Altimeter

 

2643 ft
(801m)

How F'ing High?
(Scratchbuilt)

Iain Banks
(CROCK)

F-25W
Aerotech
Single Use

1.2"
29mm

340g / 12oz
Dry

November 2003

CROCK,
Kent

Perfectflite MiniAlt Altimeter

G-class

5447 ft
(1660m)

MC-5

Michael Cain

Aerotech G75

29mm
1.2"

 

June 2010

Big EARS 2 2010,
Cambridgeshire

R-DAS Altimeter / Accelerometer

 

5407 ft
(1648 m)

MC-3
(Scratchbuilt)

Michael Cain
(EARS)

G-75
Aerotech

29mm
1.2"

 

May 2009

Big EARS
Elsworth, Cambridgshire

AED R-DAS Tiny Flight Computer

 

4836 ft
(1474 m)

SunrIde Jr. Jr. (Scratchbuilt)

Louis Garrard/SunrIde

G-57
Pro-29
2-grain

34mm
1.34"

420g

June 2021

Big EARS
Elsworth, Cambridgshire

PerfectFlite Stratologger CF

H-class

7979 ft
(2418m)

Way of the Dragon
(Scratchbuilt)

Ben Jarvis
(MARS)

H-153
244 Ns
Pro-38
2-grain

38mm
1.5"

600g Dry

June 2004

UKRA 2004,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter
Traxa RF beacon

 

7326 ft
(2220m)

St George II
(Scratchbuilt)

Ady Waters
(EARS)

H-153
244 Ns
Pro-38
2-grain

42mm
1.5"

 

June 2005

UKRA 2005,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

G-Wiz LC Deluxe 800 Altimeter / Accelerometer
Traxa RF beacon

 

6941 ft
(2103m)

Hellfire II
(Scratchbuilt)

Ady Waters
(EARS)

H-153
244 Ns
Pro-38
2-grain

38mm
1.5"

510g Dry

May 2004

Big EARS,
Cambridgeshire

G-Wiz LC Deluxe 800 Altimeter / Accelerometer
Traxa RF beacon

I-class

9199 ft
(2788m)

Thrust III
(Scratch Built)

Ady Waters
(EARS)

I-350SS
601 Ns
5-grain
Pro-38

2"
54mm

Dry

June 2005

UKRA 2005,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter
Traxa RF Beacon

 

8937 ft
(2724m)

I am Darticus
(Scratch Built)

Hugh Gemmell
(SRA)

I-350SS
601 Ns
5-grain
Pro-38

1.6"
42mm

760g Dry

11 June 2005

UKRA 2005,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

G-Wiz LC Deluxe 800 Altimeter / Accelerometer

 

8770 ft
(2658m)

Thrust HPR
(Scratch Built)

Ady Waters
(EARS)

I-350SS
601 Ns
5-grain
Pro-38

2"
54mm

998g
Dry

June 2004

UKRA 2004,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

G-Wiz LC Deluxe 800 Altimeter / Accelerometer
Traxa RF Beacon

J-class

12,234ft
(3729m)

I am Darticus
(Scratch Built)

Hugh Gemmell
(SRA)

J-570W
1080 Ns
(38/1080)
Aerotech

42mm
1.5"

 

June 2006

UKRA 2006,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

G-Wiz LC Deluxe 800 Altimeter / Accelerometer
Traxa RF Beacon

 

11,117ft
(3369m)

Thrust III SSR
(Scratch Built)

Ady Waters
(EARS)

J-330
765 Ns
Pro-38
6-grain

42mm
1.5"

 

Dec 2005

EARS,
Elsworth,
Cambridgeshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter
Traxa RF Beacon

 

10,840ft
(3285m)

Thrust III SSR
(Scratch Built)

Ady Waters
(EARS)

J-360
800 Ns
Pro-38
6-grain

42mm
1.5"

 

July 2005

LOBster LARF,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

Perfectflite Alt15K Altimeter
Traxa RF Beacon

K-class

19462ft
(5932m)

Mongoose 54
(??)

Pete Williams
CROCK

K590
1336.5Ns
Pro-54
Cesaroni

54mm
2"

 

Sept 2008

Balls 17,
Nevada,
USA

RDAS Tiny Altimeter

 

17,010ft
(5155m)

Shock Value
(Modified kit)

Pete Williams
CROCK

K660-6G
2437 Ns
Pro-54
Cesaroni

54mm
2"

 

June 2006

UKRA 2006,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

AED Compact R-DAS Flight Computer
Traxa RF Beacon

 

16,664ft
(5050m)

Shock Value
(Modified kit)

Pete Williams
CROCK

K570
5-grain
Pro-54

54mm
2"

 

June 2005

UKRA 2005,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

AED Compact R-DAS Flight Computer
Traxa RF Beacon

 

15,758ft
(4775m)

Wave Er
(Scratchbuilt)

Gary Meakin
SPASE

K660
2437 Ns
6-grain
pro-54
Cesaroni

54mm
2"

3.75kg GLOW
1.8kg Dry

Sept 2005

K-Lob 2005,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

Perfectflite MiniAlt
Traxa RF Beacon

L-class

18,863ft
(5716m)

SPASE-002
(Scratchbuilt)

SPASE

L-1115
5015Ns
5-grain
Pro-75

82mm

10.11kg
GLOW
5.71kg
Dry

Sept 2005

K-Lob,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

AED Compact R-DAS Flight Computer 1
AED Compact R-DAS Flight Computer 2
Perfectflite MiniAlt
Altitrac
Marshall RF Beacon

 

15,433ft
(4677m)

Concept-75
(Kit)

Pete Williams

L800
3-grain
3757 Ns
Pro-75
Cesaroni

82mm
3"

 

September 2005

K-Lob,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

AED Compact R-DAS Flight Computer
Traxa RF Beacon

 

14,563ft
(4413m)

SPASE-001
(Scratchbuilt)

SPASE

L-850

82mm
3"

8.92kg
GLOW
5.25kg
Dry

27th September 2003

K-Lob,
Heckington,
Lincolnshire

AED Compact R-DAS Flight Computer
G-Wiz LC Deluxe

M-class

15,961 ft
(4865m)

Phobos-3
(Scratchbuilt)

MARS

M-1250SM
5600 Ns

79mm

7 kg
15.4 lbs

1st October 2000

Nevada,
U.S.A.

Black Sky Research ALTACC Altimeter / Accelerometer

 

14,403 ft
(4365m)

Ginguar must Roar
(Scratchbuilt)

Cath Bashford
(MARS)

M-1900
Blue Baboon

102mm
4"

 

September 2004

Nevada,
U.S.A.

AED Compact R-DAS Flight Computer

 

14029 ft
(4276m)

Black Thunder
(Scratchbuilt)

Mark Smallman
????

CTI M1400
6248 Ns

104mm
4"

?? kg
?? lbs

Sept 2008

Balls 17, Nevada,
U.S.A.

RRC2 and MiniAlt 45 Altimeters

 

14,006 ft
(4244m)

Transient Glory
(Scratchbuilt)

Ben Jarvis
(MARS)

M-2240
5950 Ns

104mm
4"

8 kg
17.6 lbs

August 1998

Nevada,
U.S.A.

IAX-96 Altimeter / Accelerometer

N-class

36,274 ft
(10540m)

Helen
(Scratchbuilt)

Team SunrIde

N5800
(20146 Ns)

125mm

33 kg
72.6 lbs

June 2019

Spaceport America,
U.S.A.

Perfectflite Stratologger x2