Video of NEFAR’s May, 2016, Launch

NEFAR Launch

Below is my video of NEFAR’s May, 2016, launch.

NEFAR’s April “Half-Blast” 2016 Launch

NEFAR’s two-day “Half-Blast” took place the weekend of April 9-10.  Under beautiful blue skies, rockets took flight both days.

Here are some videos and links to still photos of the launch.

Still Photographs

Jimmy Yawn (

Aerial Video

Rick Boyette’s M-100 “MegaGyroc”

MakeZine Artricle: Hobby Rocketeers Build Amazing Upsized Estes Gyroc

Red Bull Rocket Competition

Mad Maxwell

The Leaper

NEFAR’s February 2016 Launch

NEFAR held its monthly launch on February 13. The Valentine’s Day Eve event was held under clear blue skies.  A record crowd (for February) lined the launch site.

NEFR LaunchBelow is a video of the launch recorded from an “Eye in the Sky” perspective

Still photos of the launch have been uploaded to the photo album at Additional photos and video are in the NEFAR gallery.

NEFAR’s January 9, 2016, Launch

NEFAR Launch, 1/2016If you were to pick one word to describe NEFAR’s January, 2016, launch, the word would be “foggy.”

It was foggy in the morning and it remained foggy until the early afternoon.

NEFAR Launch, 1/2016

Because of the weather, we were mostly limited to low-power flights, but a few larger rockets were launched.

Above is a video I made at the launch. It captures the events from an aerial perspective. As you can see, there was very little wind. Often, the column of smoke from a flight would linger in place long after the launch.




Bunnell Blast 2015

Bunnell Blast 2015Bunnell Blast is NEFAR‘s annual Fall two-day research launch.  Held November 14 and 15, this year’s launch attracted a large number of flyers.

On Saturday, nice weather and separate high-power and low-power ranges resulted in rockets being launched almost continuously.

Sunday’s weather wasn’t quite as nice, but it didn’t stop the fun.

Here’s a video I produced from aerial recordings of launches from both days.

Still photos that Bracha and I took can be found in the photo album at:

You can find more photos from the launch on the NEFAR Facebook page.




Photos and Video of NEFAR’s September 2015 Launch

September 2015 NEFAR LaunchIf we had checked the weather forecast for Saturday, we might not have made the trek to Bunnell for the September NEFAR launch.  The forecast called for up to an 80% chance of rain.  But, as often is the case, the rain stayed away allowing us to fly into the afternoon.

Apparently punching holes in the skies with rockets is an effective method of warding off showers.

In addition to the video above, I took some still photos which you can view in the NEFAR Photo Gallery.



Video of the August, 2015, NEFAR Launch

NEFAR’s June 2015 Launch

Above is a video I made of NEFAR’s June launch using footage captured from my quadcopter combined with still photos taken by myself, Bracha Smith, and Thea Mathen.

June NEFAR Launch

A collection of the still photos that Bracha and I took of the launch is in the Photo Album.


Still Quadcopter Shots of the April NEFAR Launch

Here is a gallery of still images from April’s NEFAR launch.

Aerial Video of the April, 2015, NEFAR Launch

April 2015 NEFAR LaunchI was only able to attend the first day of NEFAR’s two-day “Half Blast”  on April 11.  With a forecast of showers, we kept looking for dark clouds.  But, the rain stayed away at least until we had to leave.

I flew my quad-copter to capture video from an aerial perspective  Here’s the video I put together of the first half of the Half Blast.