Certification Team

MARS Club has a team of Highly dedicated and Highly Experienced flyers who are always available to assist NAR and Tripoli flyers with Earning High Power certifications, from Level -1 to Level -3 we have you covered. Need hardware for L1 or L2 Certification flight, no problem we have loaner hardware available.

Dan MichaelL3CC
Dan is known for flying some HUGE Rockets, he is the person who coined the phrase “BFR”!
Dan has written a few articles for Sport Rocketry, Extreme Rocketry and Rockets Magazine, he has also done seminars on rocket recovery system at NARCONN. Dan’s on field experience includes being the roving RSO and BFR manager at LDRS31, LDRS34 and the first 2 events created by MaryBeth at a neighboring club. Dan is fairly easy to find as he is the East Coast service and promotional representative for Aerotech and is usually wearing Aerotech apparel

Dan is NAR L3CC, which means he can Certify flyers all the way to Level 3.

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Gregory YoungL3
Greg Young is a loooong time MARS member, a lot longer than he would like to admit.. Greg is a NAR trained Safety Officer, MARS RSO, Tripoli Prefect and his time as a pilot made him the perfect man to hold MARS FAA Waiver. At most launches you will find Greg up front wearing his orange RSO safety vest. Greg has been on the planning committee’s for many event launches including LDRS-31, LDRS-34, NSL-2018, NARAM-62* and the last 4 NYPOWER.

Greg is an Level 3 flyer who can Certify NAR and Tripoli flyers to Level -2

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Jim Livingston – L3 TAP Member

Jim has been a TAP Member for 24yrs. He enjoys scratch building rockets and EX motor manufacturing. He has been a mentor for North Carolina State for 10yrs as well as numerous other Universities for the NASA Student Challenge. Jim is also a member of the Tripoli Motor Testing Committee, TMT certifies the commercial motors we all use,  Jim knows a LOT about rocket motors!

Because Jim is a TAP (Tripoli Advisory Panel) Jim can Certify Tripoli members from L1 all the way to Level 3.

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MaryBeth CluneL3
The “Rocket MOM”, MaryBeth is MARS President, she has long history of running and organizing many HUGE event launches. She has been the Launch Director of NSL-2018, NYPOWER-20, 21, 22, 23 she is Co-Directing NARAM-62* with her husband Bill, along with being head of the organizing committee of LDRS-31 and 34, she also assisted MDRA with LDRS36 and was the creator of another regional event here in NY hosted by another club.
Over the last few years she has done most of the L2 testing at every MARS launch.

MaryBeth is a Level -3 flyer who can certify NAR members to Level -2

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Bill CluneL3

Bill is also a NAR trained safety officer, which brings a smile to his face and a chuckle every time he says it, as he is Tripoli “Research” flyer at heart, who likes to fly Christmas trees and the occasional construction cone. Bill, along with MaryBeth have a long history in running event launches. Bill is a former Tripoli Prefect and was the Launch Director of LDRS-34 and the first 2 events created by MB at a neighboring club.
Bill is a Level -3 flyer who can certify NAR Flyers to Level -2
The MARS Certification Team with Vern and Gleda Estes