Darryl HankesTeam Mentor
Darryl Hankes engaged himself in rocketry in February of 2003. In 2004, he joined Tripoli Indiana, where he received his Level 1 TRA certification. In 2006 at Southern Thunder, Hankes received his Level 2 TRA certification. A year later, in 2007, Hankes successfully attempted his Level 3 TRA Certification at Mid-West Power. Over the years, Hankes has flown an R10,000 twice in a team project along with countless M-R projects with clusters, staging, and air starts. He is also the prefect for the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Bluegrass Rocket Society, which provides launch support during test launches. Hankes has mentored the team through all four seasons that River City Rocketry has participated in NASA's student launch competitions. The team is pleased to see his return for this year's competition.