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Aerospace

January 9, 2019

Aerospace

The 4-H Aerospace program provides youth with educational information about aerospace that develops project skills (i.e., principles of flight, model rocket construction, model rocket safety) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills). These fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences are provided under the direction of caring adults.

Project Requirements:
1. Members must complete a minimum of three different activities in the project manual each year. (Some
activities are more than one page, please be careful to complete the entire activity.)
2. Completed record sheet is required and must be turned in with the manual at the established and posted date.
3. Rocket exhibitors must show the package cover of the rocket kit they put together.
4. No Prefinished, “Ready to Fly” or E2X rockets are acceptable in the 4-H Aerospace project.
5. Rockets may be exhibited with a base, but launch pads are not permitted. All rockets must weigh less than
3.3 pounds and considered an amateur rocket according to FAA regulations.
6. Remote control aircraft or drones may be constructed from a kit or purchased ready-to-fly.
7. Premiums and Grand Champions will be determined by the method stated in the Adams County
4-H Governing Rules under the General Project Rules section.

Exhibit Requirements:

Level 1-Grades 3-5
Choose one of the following:
1. Rocket of your choice, Estes skill Level 1, 2 or comparable difficulty.
2. Complete a poster or display board on any topic in the manual (i.e. construct a paper airplane with a poster
board explaining why you designed it the way you did).
3. Cluster engine rockets and rockets that take an engine D or above are not permitted in this level.
4. Remote control aircraft or drone of your choice that is age/grade appropriate and compliant with FAA
regulations, federal and state laws, and local ordinances. This exhibit choice is to include a notebook or
poster including how the aircraft/drone was used and aerospace skills learned. Displaying the aircraft or
drone is optional.

Level 2-Grades 6-8
Choose one of the following:
1. Rocket or other aerodynamic object of your choice, Estes skills level 2, 3 or comparable difficulty.
2. Complete a poster or display board on any topic in the manual (i.e. glider plane (page 18) with poster
explaining design).
3. Cluster engine rockets and rockets that take an engine E or above are not permitted in this level.
4. Remote control aircraft or drone of your choice that is age/grade appropriate and compliant with FAA
regulations, federal and state laws, and local ordinances. This exhibit choice is to include a notebook or
poster including how the aircraft/drone was used and aerospace skills learned. Displaying the aircraft or
drone is optional.

Level 3-Grades 9-12
Choose one of the following:
1. Build a rocket of your choice, Estes Skills Level 3 or above, a box kite, or other aerodynamic object of your
choice which illustrates principles of flight. Skill 2 or higher.
2. Complete a poster, display board on any topic in the manual (i.e. box kite (page 20) with poster
explanation).
3. Rockets that take an engine G or above are not permitted.
4. Remote control aircraft or drone of your choice that is age/grade appropriate and compliant with FAA
regulations, federal and state laws, and local ordinances. This exhibit choice is to include a notebook or
poster including how the aircraft/drone was used and aerospace skills learned. Displaying the aircraft or
drone is optional.

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