I don't do the best paint jobs. I don't have the best video equipment. But I do love to launch skill level one rockets. “The Estes Yankee is an exciting Skill Level 1 rocket kit that knows how to rip up the skies!” claims the Estes website about their American tribute model rocket. The rocket kit was first released in 1981. Such a long history, and yet the rocket still remains in the Estes catalog and keeps selling. It is a classic, and this video and launch sequence is designed as a method to serve as a tribute to the outstanding rocket.