Lets do Level 1

So you want to do your Level 1 certification and you’re wondering where to start.

We’ll then I suppose the first thing to do is Join the UKRA (United Kingdom Rocketry Association), you can not get certified unless you’re a member and you get access to the website which gives you information on rocketry clubs, rules for safe flying, flight insurance and most important puts you in touch with the other UKRA members.

Next I would say do is join a Rocketry Club, go along to a launch, have a talk to some of the club members, remember that most of the members will have already done there Level 1 and there insight and advice will be invaluable in helping you achieve your goal.

OK Level 1 the Basics. Level 1 is the easiest certification to obtain, all you have to do is fly a rocket and have the recovery system be seen to deploy.

My biggest word of advice is KISS, (Keep It Simple Stupid.)

For Level 1 it's not necessary to build a highly complex rocket. Build a simple rocket and fly the complicated one when your Level 1 certified.

When I certified Level 1 I brought a 3” BSD Sprint kit. Which was fitted with a 38mm motor mount, it only went about 1,500 feet on a PRO38 H143SS and came back to earth on a single parachute.

So now you need to decide on which Rocket you want and what motor you want to fly on.

The Cost of Level 1

What rocket for Level 1

What Motors to use

Certification Day