Model Rocketry Program Well Underway

posted Nov 8, 2014, 5:57 PM by Frank Tino   [ updated Dec 8, 2014, 4:55 PM ]
Cadets of NJ 035 are well underway into the Civil Air Patrol's Model Rocketry Program, thanks in part to the receipt of a USAF -CAP Stem Grant Program that supplied the Model Rocket Kits, Base Launcher,Controllers,Motors and Starters.



CAP's Model Rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets.  The guide (available below) builds on the foundation of Aerospace Dimensions, Module 4 Rockets, to introduce cadets to the hobby and science of model rocketry. The guide begins with simple alternative-power models and progressively challenges cadets with more advanced models. 

Cadets who complete the written and performance requirements for each of the 3 stages, as certified by their unit commander, will be awarded the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge.  For more details about the requirements for the model rocketry badge, go to 
CAPR 50-20.

For more model rocketry teaching tips and resources, click here.

NEW INFO   Model Rocketry Tests:  Each squadron should have a hard copy of each rocketry test.  The hard copy may be photocopied and given to cadets taking the test.   The tests are also available online through the CAP Learning Management System (LMS) on eServices and can be accessed through the following linkLMS. The test may be given either by hard copy or taken online. 

- If provided by hardcopy, the test should be graded and the cadet provided a "Completion Certificate" (located at the bottom of the page) for the appropriate test.  
- If the tests are taken online, the cadet will be provided a Certificate of Completion when they pass the test. 

In the event a copy of a rocketry test is needed, please send your request to or . In your request, provide a point of contact and email address.  NOTE: The model rocketry tests are NOW available online through the CAP Learning Management System (LMS) under Aerospace Education.  For any problems with the LMS,

Model Rocketry Books:  Each squadron should have one hard copy of the Model Rocketry book.  If the squadron does not have a copy, the AEO and/or the instructor for the Model Rocketry Program may order one copy through the "CAP Materials" link on eServices.  Because the books are for the instructors and due to limited printing funds at CAP NHQ, only one book may be ordered.  The instructor may photocopy any information he/she feels is necessary to provide to cadets.  Another suggestion is to direct the cadets to this web page where they can download any part of the book below.

     CAP Model Rocketry Guide     
File Size
     Complete Guide     
6.8 meg
168 kb
1.8 meg
2.4 meg
2.4 meg
186 kb
     Regulatory Guidance     
168 kb

Frank Tino,
Nov 8, 2014, 5:57 PM