If 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.
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.
If 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.
I 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.