Launch Date: June 26, 1999

 

Rocket: 4 inch Patriot

 

Motor: H123

 

Cert Level: Level 1 (H-I)

 

Flight Details: This was my Tripoli Level 1 certification rocket. Lauched at Tripoli launch at Whitakers, NC. Fully successful

 

Launch Date: August 27, 1999

 

Rocket: 4 inch Phoenix

 

Motor: I284

 

Cert Level: Level 1 (H-I)

 

Flight Details: The Phoenix flew to an extimated 1500 feet on this flight. The winds were light and the Sky-Angle parachute helped with the drift and recovery. This flight used motor ejection and a medium delay.

 

 

Launch Date: March 19, 2000

 

Rocket: 4 inch AMRAAM

 

Motor: I284

 

Cert Level: Level 1 (H-I)

 

Flight Details: This was a test flight prior to my Level 2 flight. This flight was to test the recovery electronics and recovery system. At launch, the Dr. Rocket J350 case experienced a forward closure failure about 1 second off the pad. The flaming motor destroyed the lower section of the rocket. The nose cone, electronics bay, electronics, and recovery system were recovered and were used in a new 4 inch AMRAAM

 

Launch Date: May 22, 2004

 

Rocket: 4 inch AMRAAM

 

Motor: Aerotech I284

 

Cert Level: Level 1 (H-I)

 

Flight Details: This was a high power demo launch at the 2004 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) hosted by NAR and AIA. The Aerotech I284 pushed the 4" AMRAAM to 1373 feet. Dual deployment recovery worked as designed by the rocket landed on the top of three 25 foot tall pine trees. Thanks to Mitch Guess and Jerry O'Sullivan everything was recovered. The rocket was damaged and will be retired. My zeal to recover the electronics, motor case, and recovery system resulted in a trip to the hospital via the ambulance. I experienced a severe case of heat exhaustion. Be smart in the heat!!!

 

Liftoff photo by David Reese.

 

Launch Date: 5/21/05

 

Rocket: 4" PML Tethys

 

Motor: H128

 

Cert Level: Level 1 (H-I)

 

Flight Details: This launch was part of the opening High Power ripple launch at the 2005 Team America Rocketry Competition (TARC). The Tethys flew to an estimated 1000' and was recovered via motor ejection.

Launch Date: 05/21/05

 

Rocket: 4" Phoenix

 

Motor: I-211

 

Cert Level: Level 1 (H-I)

 

Flight Details: This was my High Power demonstration flight for the 2005 Team America Rocketry Competition. The Phoenix boosted straight and true on the Aerotech I-211. The delay time for the recovery charge seemed to last forever. The Phoenix had passed apogee and was on the way down when the ejection charge fired. The rocket was recovered successfully.

 

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