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NARTREK Gold

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

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. 

 http://www.nar.org/NARTREK/

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. 

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