CAP's Model Rocketry Program is a voluntary activity (however it is expected that cadets attending meetings WILL participate. If they wish to receive the program’s awards they will need to take the tests and participate in the out-of-meeting activities).
Program is designed to take approximately 2-3 months to complete (the regulation is not clear if this means the entire meeting for 2-3 months, or an hour a week for 2-3 months. We will have to make our own time estimates based on our experiences. Regardless, a large amount of time will be required).
What is Model Rocketry?
It is the designing, building, and flying of small rockets made of paper, plastic, balsa wood or any other non-metallic product. It is “rocket science” in miniature. The same designing, building, and launch operations skills needed to launch “real” rockets apply to model rocketry.
Objectives per CAPR 50-20:
CAP Model Rocketry Program is the next step after studying Module 4-“Rockets” of the Aerospace Dimensions book. It is designed to cover the basics of rocket history, rocket science, rocket building, and the safe launch and recovery of model rockets. It is designed to get both cadets and senior members working together. Upon completion, cadets will be recognized as having leadership skills in the field of model rocketry.