Civil Air Patrol Partnership
NAR and CAP signed an MOU in 2014 to become partners in educational rocketry. Through the partnership, the two organizations will explore ways to provide opportunities for youth and adults to initiate or increase their participation in model rocketry by collaborating on joint activities such as TARC, local rocket contests, science fairs, design challenges, space-related activities, sport launches and other activities of mutual interest. They will pursue cooperation in the classroom and on the flying field. This will be beneficial to both organizations, encouraging NAR sections and CAP squadrons to work together to promote model rocketry by sharing and announcing schedules of aerospace and rocketry events via websites, publications, and newsletters.
Cadets have been using a comprehensive Model Rocketry Guidebook you can view at CAP aerospace education model rocketry that explains the skill levels of rocketry as well as an exercise and test for each level of completion. It is an excellent resource for a rocket course in any classroom.
Besides a recent update to the Model Rocketry Guidebook, CAP has also released an Advanced Rocketry Guidebook to cover launching larger motors and bigger payloads.The new HPR guidebook should be a catalyst to connect CAP with NAR sections and mentors for cadets seeking L1 certifications.
Any NAR member or section wanting to find the nearest CAP squadron should go to http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/ to see how we can all fly together.