TARC at the Paris Air Show – Day Two

Team USA reviewing their notes before heading into the presentation portion of the International Rocketry Challenge

The RCS Engineers from Russellville, Alabama, had a great first day at the Paris Air Show. Thursday was day one of the International Rocketry Competition, kicking off the two-day event with the presentation portion of the contest.

All three student rocketry teams – from the United States, the U.K. and France – had a presentation and Q&A session with a panel of international judges. The purpose of the presentation portion of the contest is to evaluate the students’ ability to effectively communicate their technical knowledge about rocketry and their approach to design and testing.

After the team finished their presentation, the Engineers had the opportunity to tour the DOD corral and American aircraft on display for the show.

RCS girls Chelsea, Katie and Cady

The team meeting with navigator and pilot of the U.S. Air Force’s hurricane hunting aircraft, the WC-130.

Cristian, Andrew, Niles and Evan touring the Army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Cristian learning the ropes of piloting the Army’s Apache Longbow Helicopter.

RCS Engineers with crew members of the Navy’s P-8 submarine surveillance aircraft.

RCS students meeting with AIA’s new president and CEO Dave Melcher at the association chalet.