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Model Rocketry Academy


Staff applications are now open.  Senior members and cadets need to fill out the Google Form <Here>.

Executive position applications will be closed on 19 Jan. All other applications for staff will close on 2 Feb 2024.

Lead instructor and Executive Officer will be announced 24 Jan.  All remaining staff will be announced 10 Feb.

Abilene MRA Class 23-3

It's time to get excited about Model Rocketry!

Announcing MRA Class 24-4 tentatively scheduled for July 5 - 7, 2024.

Civil Air Patrol Model Rocketry PatchCivil Air Patrol Model Rocketry Badge


Abilene Composite Squadron will be hosting the 24-4 Model Rocketry Academy on the weekend of 5 to 7 July 2024. This event will be based out of Clyde High School. The goal is to provide a STEM opportunity for Cadets to earn their rocketry badges. This cycle we will only offer the basic class. However, graduates may be invited back next year for either the Advanced Class or to be Instructors.

All students and staff will receive an academy t-shirt.  All students will have the opportunity to make and take home a fizzy flyer, Goddard Rocket, Estes Alpha III Rocket, and an Green Egg Launching Rocket. Cadets who demonstrate the safe operation and have successful launch and recovery of each rocket to graduate will earn and receive a Model Rocketry Patch.

Honor Graduates even have an opportunity to earn the coveted Leadership Pin.

Graduates of this academy will meet Civil Air Patrol requirements to wear the Model Rocketry Patch and Badge.

The cost for this activity will be $85 for students and $60 for staff. 

Lodging will be inside classrooms of Clyde High School.  Cots will be provided. Members need to bring bedding, air mattresses, or foam padding they would like.

Student Requirements:

Students must have a complete uniform and the curry achievement.

Students will receive a model rocketry patch, Abilene MRA T-Shirt, all required rockets, and memories to last a lifetime.

If you have a question about any position or application please contact us at mra@abilenecap.org to apply.

 Student Applications Open in Spring 2024

We are limiting the number of student slots during this activity to 24 students plus supporting staff.  All cadets must have a full uniform and have earned the Curry Achievement.  All instructor staff must have earned the Model Rocketry Badge (MRA Graduates are preferred). All other staff are encouraged to have earned the Model Rocketry Badge.

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Required Forms

Once you have purchased your ticket, please submit the following forms to mra@abilenecap.org:

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