Team America Rocketry Challenge
We're proud to have again been selected as an
Official Vendor for the Team America Rocketry Challenge
America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is on
again for 2013!
Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association
(AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), the TARC is a
national rocket contest for high school and middle school age
students in the United States.
Originally planned as a one-time event (to
coincide with the 100 year anniversary of flight), the event has been
such a success that it is now entering its second decade! Hundreds of
schools and thousands of students have participated in the past
The 2013 event is a combination of Altitude and Precision Duration. Several rules changes for this year look to make this one of the most interesting and challenging events in the history of TARC!
One of the requirements is the use of a 15" parachute as the recovery device - we have three 'chutes that meet the requirements of the event: the 15" Nylon TARC 'Chute (made by Top Flight Recovery), the 15" "Hang Time" Over Easy Competition Parachute and the 15" HD Sport 'Chute.
TARC is open to teams from schools, scout groups,
4-H, Civil Air Patrol, etc.
For results, pictures and
more details on the event, go to the TARC
This is a truly great event, and we would
like to encourage you to participate!
If you are a student or an educator, register a
team (or teams) from your school or eligible group.
If you are a senior NAR member, be sure to sign up
to serve as a mentor for the program (and if you aren't a member,
Educators are also encouraged to visit the
Resources page on the NAR site.
We were proud to provide many of the teams with
products that they used during the last decade of the challenge, and
look forward to providing you with quality components and advice
again this year!
All registered TARC teams for the 2013 event
get a 10% discount on products!*
*To qualify for the discount, your team must be
registered for the 2013 contest. Be sure to provide your team
number and school or group name when ordering. Discount applies to
all items except monthly or close-out specials, and does not
apply to shipping. Shipping rates are based on merchandise cost
before discount. Please ask if you have any
If you place your order online, be sure to note in the Comments section that the order is for a TARC Team and include your Team number and we'll be sure to give you your discount.
Although you cannot enter a commercial kit in the
contest, if you are new (or relatively new) to rocketry, many of our
kits will provide you with a way of learning many basic rocketry
skills. We can suggest the kits that would best fit your situation,
We're offering a couple of specially prices items
for registered TARC teams, and especially for those of you that need
to get some basic rocketry experience:
A great model to get experience with rocketry!
TARC Special $17.50 ($6.00 S & H for a total
of $23.50 if only ordering this item, order Item Code TARCSPEC)
TARC Starter Combo ("Sky-Ferry" Kit along Quest Model Rocket Launch System)
TARC Special $41.50 ($7.95 S & H for a total
of $49.45 if only ordering this item, order Item Code
Please note that these specially priced items
above are not subject to the additional 10% TARC discount. If
ordering other items at the same time, or multiples of any of the
above, use the base price, and figure the S & H on the total
cost. If you're not sure of the exact costs, let us know what items
you want to order and we'll be glad to figure all the discounts and S
& H charges for you!
Click on the ASP Store link at the top of the page to find all the components and materials you'll need to construct your
rockets (body tubes, nose cones, fin materials, streamer, adhesives, etc.).
Good luck in TARC 2013! We hope to see you at the finals in Virginia!