20 years NAR member

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Just realized something today, I joined NAR in July 1989 when was 10 years old. I been a non-stop member for 20 years! How long have you been a NAR member?

Opps. Messed up the poll, cant seem to fix it. repeated years ><
 
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Hmm, I was a member for 2-3 years in the 1970s, and for 5-6 years now, so I guess I am coming up on 10 years total.

It's been about 35 years since I first joined, but ... :rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
I was a member of NAR all of 6 months due to the local club being NAR. Found tripoli and dropped NAR. Tripoli is the best thing since sliced bread :p

Ben
 
I was a member of NAR all of 6 months due to the local club being NAR. Found tripoli and dropped NAR. Tripoli is the best thing since sliced bread :p

Ben

Why not stay a member of both?

I've been a NAR member for 5 or 6 years now (TRA for a bit over 2).
 
I was a member of NAR all of 6 months due to the local club being NAR. Found tripoli and dropped NAR. Tripoli is the best thing since sliced bread :p

Ben
Well, I'm glad to hear that TRA is working out well for you, Ben, because for what you do, Tripoli is really your only option. :p

In my case, the nearest Tripoli prefecture is even farther away than the nearest NAR section. To get to ASTRE's (NAR #471) meetings or one of their launches, it is a 3 hour drive for me each way. I don't even know where METRA's meetings are held, but their launch field (Pine Island, NY) is double that distance, or six hours of driving each way for me. Tripoli is a fine organization, and I am interested in getting to know some of its members and in learning from them. But since I am not interested in making my own motors, I don't see what joining TRA right now would do for me that NAR doesn't already do, especially since it is extremely unlikely that I would ever get to a meeting or even attend a launch. What constitutes the "best" organization is always a personal decision, based on things like your circumstances, your location, and what you really want to do in rocketry.

I joined NAR in 2006, two years after becoming a BAR. I didn't join it when I was flying model rockets in the late '60's (although I wanted to), because back then I could barely scratch together the money for a handful of kits and enough motors to fly each rocket two or three times. (And when I put them away in 1971, I still had a few motors left over. In my four years of participation in model rocketry as a kid, I think that I did a grand total of about 8 flights with my 5 rocket fleet.) I simply could not put the money together for a membership back then, even though I wanted very much to join. If I had kept going with the hobby back then, I am certain that I would have become a member within a few years, though.

MarkII
 
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Interesting. You see a lot of people joined NAR from the golden era of rocketry, then it dies off, then a bunch of new guys. Cool thing to see :D
 
Just stumbled onto this forum last week while renewing my NAR membership. I spent many years hanging around on RMR (rec.models.rockets) on Usenet. The spam and politics helped me lose interest in that forum. This looks like a good spot to hang out.

I first joined in '78 but didn't maintain my NAR membership through the mid-80s and into the early 90s as I wasn't into the competition stuff. Rejoined and maintained the membership just to support the hobby, though I've always been a rocket scientist.

:cheers:
 
Just stumbled onto this forum last week while renewing my NAR membership. I spent many years hanging around on RMR (rec.models.rockets) on Usenet. The spam and politics helped me lose interest in that forum. This looks like a good spot to hang out.

I first joined in '78 but didn't maintain my NAR membership through the mid-80s and into the early 90s as I wasn't into the competition stuff. Rejoined and maintained the membership just to support the hobby, though I've always been a rocket scientist.

:cheers:

Welcome aboard. Feel free to jump right in. Questions are always welcome (naturally).
 
I joined Tripoli in August 1988 when I found out about motors larger than F. Joined NAR in January 1989 since the local club was NAR. I've been a member of both since.
 
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