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 RocketReviews.com photo album at:


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




NEFAR’s 2013 Bunnell Blast Photographs

NEFAR hosted Bunnell Blast the weekend of November 9 and 10, 2013. The two-day launch featured a range of flights from tiny MicroMaxx-powered  rockets to huge, M-powered brutes.

Lift-OffA large collection of photographs from the event can be viewed in the RocketReviews.com Bunnell Blast 2013 Photo Album.


Bunnell Blast 2013 – November 9 & 10

Mark your calendar. The Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry (NEFAR) hosts it’s annual Bunnell Blast two-day rocket launch in November. The launch, near Daytona Beach, Florida, begins at 9:00am on Saturday, November 9, and continues on Sunday, November 10. On Saturday, the sport and research launch extends until after dusk to incorporate night launches.

Traditionally, Bunnell Blast has been the time when rocketry hobbyists debut their biggest and most challenging projects.

Roger Smith's YouBee

NEFAR’s Bunnell Blast 2012

Last weekend, NEFAR hosted its annual two-day Bunnell Blast launch.

Rockets from small to large took to the air on Saturday.

And even a furry rocket flew … sort of …

Saturday’s launch lasted into the early evening allowing for spectacular dusk and night launches.

Gusty wind, unfortunately, provided a challenge for flyers on Sunday.

But, some large rockets still flew including one of Gary Dahlke’s two-stagers.

My YouBee, an upscale of the Odd’l Rockets Break Away, flew on an Aerotech K480W motor.

Robb Haskins flew his Cluster Thrust on a cluster of four motors.

Now, it’s time to start preparing for Bunnell Blast 2013!

 To see more photos from the launch, please visit the NEFAR Bunnell Blast 2012 Photo Album at RocketReviews.com.

Prepare for Bunnell Blast

The Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry (NEFAR) will host its annual Bunnell Blast regional launch on November 10 and 11, 2012.  Bunnell Blast is a two-day sport and research launch for model rockets through high-power rockets.

The launch begins Saturday morning and runs into the early evening as rockets are launched at dusk.  Sunday’s launch eands in the early afternoon.

For more information about NEFAR visit the club’s web site at http://www.nefar.net/.