I recently was awarded my NARTREK gold from the NAR. The NARTREK program is a self-paced program designed to improve your knowledge and skill in rocketry step by step. You can read more about it here.
The program is a lot of fun. I heard from some people that they thought it was for kids, but I would say that it is far from it.
The progression from Bronze to Silver to Gold seems easy, but some of the steps can be a challenge. The main thing is that you really do not know which one will be your challenge until you do it.
The Bronze has 4 steps:
- Perform a 60-second parachute duration flight with a kit model.
- Perform a 30-second streamer duration flight with a kit model.
- Perform a two-staged flight with a kit model.
- Perform a large model flight (D motor or above) with a kit model.
My rockets for the Bronze can be seen here.