NEFAR's Bunnell Blast 2008I was only able to attend the first day of NEFAR's two-day "Bunnell Blast." But, it was one terrific day for flying rockets.
I thought I'd arrived early, but when I got to the site, a row of tents was already in place.
Several vendors were on-site including AMW, Wildman Rocketry, Gorrilla Motors, and RocketryZone.com.
The morning began with just a few clouds in the bright blue sky. It was cool with just a gentle breeze.
Low-power birds took to the air first.
During this launch, NEFAR began recording altitude records. Brian Coyle placed his name in the record book by making the first A-motor altitude record attempt.
Marc Slabbinck flew his large saucer several times.
Darrell Mobley launched his Giant Leap Crossbow on a sparky motor.
Darrell also brought his collection of Honest John scale models.
Coincidentally, at the raffle, I won an Honest John kit.
Quite a few sparky motors were launched throughout the day.
A monocopter gave a dramatic, if not very high, flight.
We had a few large birds fy from the away cell pads.
One of the large birds was Robb Haskins's "Mongolian Cluster Thrust" which turned in one of the most impressive flights of the day. it roared skyward on four CTI motors.
As the sun began to set, more sparkies came out to fly.
As darkness approached, even an Estes motor took on a sparky flair.
Marc Slabbinck made sure his sparky saucer flight was the last flight of the day.
It provided a spectular end to a wonderful day.
Additional photographs from the first day of Bunnell Blast are in the PayloadBay.com Gallery.
[Posted: 2008-11-10 | Updated: 2008-11-11]