Video of NEFAR’s May, 2016, Launch

NEFAR Launch

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

Video of ROCK’s May, 2016, Launch

May ROCK Launch

ROCK’s monthly launch on May 7, 2016, as captured by a remote-control quad-copter, is shown in the video below.



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

ROCK’s March Launch Video

ROCK's March, 2016, LaunchBelow is the video I created of the March, 2016, ROCK launch in Oviedo, FL.  I used a DJI Phantom 3 Professional quadcopter to record aerial footage of the launches and edited them together using Adobe Premiere.

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.




ROCK’s First Launch of 2016

ROCK Launch - January 2016

ROCK Launch – January 2016

ROCK’s first launch of 2016 was held on January 2 at the Barr Street launch site.

Below is a short video I made of the day’s launches.


September ROCK Launch Scrubbed

ROCK LaunchBecause of excessive rain lately, we have had to scrub the September, 2015, ROCK launch in Oviedo.  While the field itself seemed to be in okay shape when we checked it, the ditches bordering the site are filled with water and the ground under and around the ditches is very muddy.  We would not be able to cross them to access the field.

We have had more rain than usual this year, causing several of our launches to be cancelled.  The field that we use at the Barr Street entrance of the Little Econ Trail is low-lying and floods easily.  We have been actively looking for a new site for years, but finding an area that we can use which is not too far from Orlando is difficult.  So, even though the Barr Street site isn’t perfect, we thank the Little Big Econ State Forest Authorities for allowing us to use the field. And, we look forward to better conditions for the upcoming October 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.

ROCK’s December Launch Photos and Video

December, 2014, ROCK LaunchROCK held its last launch of 2014 on December 6.  The light winds and moderate temperature made for a great day to fly. The countdown reached zero and a rocket soared skyward more than eighty times during the day.

I’ve uploaded the photos Bracha and I took of the launch to a Photo Album at  Below is a video I created using some of the photos and footage captured from my quadcopter.