Wednesday, March 14, 2007

FlyingTubes

Way back when I started this blog, I mentioned (and stated in my profile) that I was into model rocketry. Well, I've been on a bit of a break from rocketry, but one of my goals for this year is to get back into the hobby. Soooo... I'll likely be adding some rocketry sites to my blogroll, and posting on rocketry topics, including my projects.

As an icebreaker, here's my "music video" iMovie from the 2004 National Finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge:



Cosponsored by the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), TARC is an annual contest intended to get students excited about careers in aerospace. It's also a heck of a lot of fun. I volunteered for the range crew in 2004 and 2005 (I couldn't make it last year), and I'm going back in May of this year. Maybe I'll bring back another movie.

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

Hey, I'm the very first person in your video here, although I'm tiny, blurry, and hard to see. I'm on the team in red shirts, sitting by the "1" sign when the video does the circle fade from the planes. We're from Kentucky and got 10th place.

Thanks for posting this!

Bill Dauphin said...

Wow, I didn't realize anyone was reading this poor, neglected blog; I guess I'll have to start posting again.

FWIW, Jonathan, TARC is one of my favorite events, a highlight of my year. I've been away from flying rockets myself for more than a year, but I plan to make a "comeback" at a local contest next weekend. Watch this space...