Featured Flights Gallery

Name: Whitney Richard
NAR or TRA Number: 89377
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: RocketX
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch Build
Height: 57″
Diameter: 3″
Weight: 15 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass and Quasisotropic Carbon Fiber
Motors: M2050X
Electronics: Perfect Flite Strat and Feather Weight Raven
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Altus Metrum TeleGPS
Recovery Devices: Dual Deployment 58″ main
Expected Altitude: 30,000′
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: 22 years of high-power rocketry experience in one rocket.

 

 


Name: Whitney Richard
NAR or TRA Number: 89377
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Go Devil 54 by 4
Kit or Scratch Built?: Mad Cow Modified Kit
Height: 5′
Diameter: 54mm Minimum Diameter
Weight: 9.2 lbs.
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass and Quasisotropic Carbon Fiber
Motors: L1090W
Electronics: 2 x Feather Weight Ravens
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Altus Metrum TeleGPS
Recovery Devices: Drogueless Dual Deployment with a 48″ Main Chute
Expected Altitude: Looking for 20,000′
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: My modified Mad Cow Go Devil 54. I call her the Go Devil 54 by 4. Since I went with 4 fins instead of three. The fins are cut from Quasisotropic Autoclaved Carbon Fiber Panels and attached with two layers of 5.7oz carbon fiber reinforcement from tip to tip.

 

 


Name: Wayne Comfort
NAR or TRA Number: 92675
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Tweety Bird
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch built
Height: 9.6 ft.
Diameter: 7.75 inches
Weight: 52 lbs.
Primary Construction Materials: LOC paper tubing/fiberglass
Motors: M1378, two J430’s and two J250’s
Electronics: Perfectflite SLCR, Missleworks RRC-3
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS
Recovery Devices: Skyangle 24″ drogue and Cert 3 XL
Expected Altitude: 9000 ft.
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: Tweety bird is a scratch built rocket with five 54mm motor mount tubes. The primary center motor is a LOKI M1378, ignited on the ground, with two J430’s airstarted when a PET-2 timer recognizes the launch, followed by two J250’s three seconds later. It has flown this configuration before at our home field with TRA/PHX.


Name: Taylor Jessee
NAR or TRA Number: 13968
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Long, Tan, and Handsome
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 55″
Diameter: 3″
Weight: 18.92lb
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass, carbon fiber
Motors: Aerotech M685
Electronics: Featherweight Blue Rave, Altus Metrum Easy Mini
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS, comspec RF transmitter
Recovery Devices: 9″ Drouge at apogee. 66″ Spherachute main via cable cutter
Expected Altitude: 45,000′
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: I have built a similar minimum diameter rocket in the past, so I’m fairly confident in this setup. RASAero says 45k in Alamosa. It sims to 35k in Argonia where I normally fly, and that altitude is right inline with an optimized 3″ rocket on that motor.


Name: Aaditya H Gohil
NAR or TRA Number: 27961
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: TropoSPEAR
Kit or Scratch Built?: Wildman (Modifed)
Height: 50.5″
Diameter: 2.24″
Weight: 8-9 lb
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber lay up on fins
Motors: AeroTech L1000w DMS
Electronics: StratoLogger CF (Main), RRC2+ (Backup)
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS (Main), RF Tracker (Backup), Runcam Thumb Pro
Recovery Devices: Single Sep Dual Deploy Cable Cutters
Expected Altitude: ~27,000 feet
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: Will most probably be using a tower instead of rails.

 

 

 

 


Name: David “Alex” Virga
NAR or TRA Number: 24303
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: Event Horizon
Kit or Scratch Built?: Wildman
Height: 102″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: 26 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: Aerotech M1780NT
Electronics: Featherweight Blue Raven, Eggtimer Proton
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Eggtimer Mini GPS, Mobius Pro Mini Camera
Recovery Devices: Traditional DD
Expected Altitude: 17,650 ft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: This will be a Level 3 certification flight and I have a TAP who will be present for the prep and flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: Kurt Stephen Eherenman
NAR or TRA Number: 277674
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: Mac Performance Zodiac
Kit or Scratch Built?: Mac Performance
Height: 91″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: 25.3 lb.
Primary Construction Materials: Canvas phenolic, fiberglass
Motors: Aerotech M1350 DMS
Electronics: Missile Works RRC2+, RRC3
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Eggfinder TX Transmitter, Mobius Mini Video
Recovery Devices: 60″ Recon Recovery Main, Spherachutes Apex Drogue Lg.
Expected Altitude: 15473′
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515


Name: Jim Holtman
NAR or TRA Number: 117804
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: Wildman Extreme
Kit or Scratch Built?: Kit
Height: 110″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: 23 LBS
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: L2200 if I can find one or L850
Electronics: Altus Metrum: Telemetrum and Eze Mini
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: GPS on the Telemetrum
Recovery Devices: 24″ drogue and 60″ main parachute in deployment bag
Expected Altitude: 14,000
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010, 1515

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: William Bussell
NAR or TRA Number: 17346
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: 4in Punisher
Kit or Scratch Built?: Wildman
Height: 5ft
Diameter: 4in
Weight: 22lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: AT M1850w
Electronics: Strattologger CF, Eggtimer Apogee
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS
Recovery Devices: Main 84in drogue 24in HED
Expected Altitude: 22,000
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: Larry Bowser
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Phlying Phortress
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 10′
Diameter: 6″
Weight: 49 lbs.
Primary Construction Materials: Glass wrapped kraft phenolic
Motors: 5 Engine cluster: 1-Center CTI-L1030RL, 4-Outboard CTI-J520SK
Electronics: Missleworks PET2+ Timer, Primary Alt: Eggtimer Quantum, Backup Alt: Missleworks RRC2+
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: 24″ Drogue @ apogee, Main 16′ white chute @ 1,00′
Expected Altitude: 9,000
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: Leaves pad on L-1030, airstart 2 J520’s @2.5 seconds, then 2 J520’s @5.0seconds.

 

 

 


Name: Ned Calvert
NAR or TRA Number: 27289
Certification Level: 1
Rocket Name: Fun Can
Kit or Scratch Built?: Loc
Height: 78″
Diameter: 7.5″
Weight: 45 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Cardboard
Motors: L-1256-WS-P
Electronics: RRC2+, RRC3
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: featherweight GPS
Recovery Devices: Dual deploy
Expected Altitude: 3000′
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515


Name: Daniel Malone
NAR or TRA Number: 21053
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Agena 1
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 78.2 Inches
Diameter: 2.242 Inches
Weight: 15 Ibs
Primary Construction Materials: FWFG, Carbon fiber, Custom carbon composite layup
Motors: AT K700 to AT K270
Electronics: Telemega x1, Telegps x1, Easy Mini x2
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Gopro Hero Session
Recovery Devices: Booster, Piston Deploy Sustainer, HED
Expected Altitude: 41K AGL
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515


Name: Bryce Holmes
NAR or TRA Number: 23182
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: atomic cowboy
Kit or Scratch Built?: scratch
Height: 40″
Diameter: 2.2″
Weight: 6 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: fiberglass and carbon
Motors: L1000 w
Electronics: easymini
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: featherweight tracker and rdf beacon
Recovery Devices: single seperation dual deploy
Expected Altitude: 48kft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010


Name: Joey Draney
NAR or TRA Number: 24489
Certification Level: 1
Rocket Name: Misguided missile
Kit or Scratch Built?: Wildman
Height: 88
Diameter: 5″
Weight: ~35 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: L2200G
Electronics: RRC3, eggtimer quark, featherweight gps
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Mobius gen 1 rocket cam
Recovery Devices: Dual deploy parachute
Expected Altitude: 15000 ft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: The mentor for this flight is James Russell. Gonna be awesome.


Name: James Russell
NAR or TRA Number: 9727
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Undecided
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 42
Diameter: 3in
Weight: 14
Primary Construction Materials: G10
Motors: M1297 or similar.  I am still trying to secure the motor
Electronics: RRC2, Raven and featherweight tracker
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Redundant recovery and a single GPS
Recovery Devices: Traditional DD but HED
Expected Altitude: 27k
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010


Name: Matthew Slater
NAR or TRA Number: 103600
Certification Level: 3Rocket Name: Viper
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch built
Height: 112″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: 34lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: Loki M1200 Spitfire
Electronics: RRC3, Easy Mini, Mobius maxi camera
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: Standard Dual Deploy
Expected Altitude: 11600ft
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515


Name: Eric Beavers
NAR or TRA Number: 117846
Certification Level: 1
Rocket Name: Ken’Aku
Kit or Scratch Built?: Wildman 4″ Punisher
Height: 72″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: appx – 22-24 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: L900D or AT L1420 Redline
Electronics: Redundant Missile Works (1 RRC3 and RRC2L
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS and ComSpec RDF
Recovery Devices: Drouge and Main – dual redundant
Expected Altitude: 16,000
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: Hi, so I have flown many L1 dual deploy flights – but I won’t have my L2 until later this month. Doing that on a J275W – Wildman 5″ Jart. I would really like to fly this rocket with the L900 dark matter but I think those are a fire hazard here in Colorado. So I have a L1420 as an alternative. Rocket is internal and external fillets – Redundant altimeters with gps and back up RDF. The MW have been thoughly tested and I think they are very reliable.


Name: James Flesner
NAR or TRA Number: 102149
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Mile High Too
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 136″
Diameter: 6″
Weight: 72 Pounds
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
Motors: Aerotech M1939
Electronics: Missile Works RRc3, Eggtimer Quark
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Apogee simple gps. Two runcam split 4k’s.
Recovery Devices: 96″ main parachute, 42″ drogue.
Expected Altitude: 12,000 feet
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: I have flown this rocket three times (Aerotech L2500, Aerotech M2400, Aerotech M4500). Its first flight was with the L2500 which was a test flight for my L3 Cert. Unfortunately the main parachute did not open and the rocket sustained major damage to one of the fins. I fixed the fin and the problem with the parachute not opening and I have had 2 successful flights since. I had on board video for the M4500 but unfortunately it cut out a few seconds after apogee. I am hoping to diagnose this and fix this problem before NSL. If you are interested in the build, fix, or the launches, check out Crunchly’s Adventures on YouTube.


 

Name: Matthew Slater
NAR or TRA Number: 103600
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Ad Astra
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 51″
Diameter: 2.24″
Weight: About 10.5 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
Motors: Loki L1040
Electronics: Telemetrum, Runcam Thumb
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: I have an internally mounted Runcam Thumb pro, and the Telemetrum for the deployment and tracking.
Recovery Devices: Head end dual deploy
Expected Altitude: Hoping for 40,000ft AGL
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: I will not be needing a rail, I have my own tower to launch it out of and am planning to set that up at the 500ft flight line. Weather permitting, my plan is to have it ready to go first thing in the morning the first day. My internal camera only has 30min of battery life so I will need to launch as soon as possible to pressing record. Doing it first thing in the morning should prevent that interfering with other launch operations. I will have the TRA L record paperwork filled out prior to this since I think this has a chance of breaking it. I am looking forward to NSL west again, thank you for hosting!


Name: Matthew G Slater
NAR or TRA Number: 103600
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Green Arrow
Kit or Scratch Built?: Madcow Frenzy XL
Height: 92″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: about 27lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: Loki M1200 Spitfire
Electronics: Easy Mini, RRC3, TeleGPS, Mobius Maxi
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: Standard Dual Deployment. Main at 1500ft
Expected Altitude: 13,000ft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: This one is still a work in progress, but it should be done in time for the launch. I just need to finish painting, build the Av-bay and do my ejection testing. I only have an Openrocket file for this project.


Name: Wayne Sommars
NAR or TRA Number: 110022
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Hoshi 1
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 119 inches
Diameter: 5.15 inches
Weight: 50.6 pounds
Primary Construction Materials: Carbon fiber and fiberglass
Motors: Aerotech N2000W
Electronics: Featherweight Raven4, StratoLogger CF
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS trackers (2 each)
Recovery Devices: Tinder Rocketry CO2 Eagles (2 each) and Mako line cutters (2 each); Fruity Chutes compact elliptical 84 inch main and elliptical 18 inch drogue
Expected Altitude: 26,000 feet
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: I’ve flown Hoshi 1 four times successfully on the following motors (all Aerotech): L1365M, M1500G (twice), and O5500X. Its most recent flight was with the O motor on 12/30/2023 at my club’s (Albuquerque Rocket Society’s) high altitude launch site just north of the White Sands Missile Range to an apogee of just over 36,000 ft. The nosecone and upper body tube took significant mach rash, requiring me to strip and repaint it (which I haven’t done yet). The rocket was otherwise unscathed. I plan to keep with the NASA paint them but with slight modifications.


Name: Bryce Chanes
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: L and M Handicap Record Rocket
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 11ft
Diameter: 7.5″
Weight: 22lbs / 32lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Carbon Fiber
Motors: CTI L851W / CTI M795C
Electronics: EasyMini / StratologgerCF / TeleGPS / RF Beacon
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: Parachutes
Expected Altitude: 8,000ft / 18,000ft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010, 1515, Unistrut


Name: Jack Poehlman
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: Dragon pad abort 1/6th scale
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 48″
Diameter: 24″
Weight: 40 Lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiber glassed – 3D printed ABS + sonotube
Motors: 8x I40N-P – 2,992N total – L motor equivalent
Electronics: TBD
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: TBD
Recovery Devices: Parachute – size based on final weight
Expected Altitude: 1300′
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010


Name: Joshua Sickles
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Heimdall
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 136 in
Diameter: 6″
Weight: 41 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: fiberglass
Motors: Aerotech M 1250 DM
Electronics: RRC2, RRC 3, Eggfinder
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: none
Recovery Devices: Dual Deploy droge to main
Expected Altitude: 5,900 ft AGL
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515

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