The Silent Observer's Model Rocket Flight Logs



I've been a BAR (Born Again Rocketeer) since early 1995, when I started reading the rec.models.rockets newsgroup on Usenet. After reading there for a few months, I started getting inspired, and bought and built a kit. In doing so, I discovered a few important things. First, it's much easier to afford rockets and motors when you're an adult, with a full-time job, than it is when you're in the seventh or eighth grade and getting twenty-five or fifty cents a week allowance. Second, building radio control and free-flight model airplanes for a few years will hone your modeling skills to the point where rockets are much easier than they were twenty-plus years ago. Third, rockets are just as much of a kick as they ever were, but there are even bigger (and more expensive) ones now than there were in 1972, and bigger, louder, faster rockets are that much more fun to watch. Finally, there's a great deal to be said for the catalyzing influence of communicating with other rocket enthusiasts -- and there are a great bunch of them with Usenet access.


My first flight after returning to the hobby was on January 7, 1996 -- almost twenty-three years after my last flight in eighth grade. That flight was with the same model design as the last one: a Big Bertha.  I fly at least once a month, and generally update these logs within two weeks after the launches.

January 1996
7 Jan 1996
 
February 1996
4 Feb 1996
 
March 1996
3 Mar 1996
31 Mar 1996
 
April 1996
(no launches in April 1996)
 
May 1996
5 May 1996
11 May 1996
25 May 1996
 
June 1996
2 Jun 1996
 
July 1996
7 Jul 1996
 
August 1996
4 Aug 1996
 
September 1996
1 Sep 1996
 
October 1996
6 Oct 1996
 
November 1996
3 Nov 1996
 
December 1996
1 Dec 1996
 

January 1997
5 Jan 1997
 
February 1997
2 Feb 1997
8 Feb 1997
 
March 1997
2 Mar 1997
8 Mar 1997
 
April 1997
6 Apr 1997
12 Apr 1997
 
May 1997
4 May 1997
10 May 1997
 
June 1997
1 Jun 1997
14 Jun 1997
 
July 1997
6 Jul 1997
13 Jul 1997
 
August 1997
3 Aug 1997
9 Aug 1997
16 Aug 1997
 
September 1997
1 Sep 1997
7 Sep 1997
13 Sep 1997
 
October 1997
5 Oct 1997
11 Oct 1997
 
November 1997
2 Nov 1997
8 Nov 1997
 
December 1997
7 Dec 1997
13 Dec 1997
 

January 1998
4 Jan 1998
10 Jan 1998
24 Jan 1998
 
February 1998
1 Feb 1998
14 Feb 1998
28 Feb 1998
 
March 1998
1 Mar 1998
14 Mar 1998
28 Mar 1998
 
April 1998
 5 April 1998
11 April 1998
25 April 1998
 
May 1998
 3 May 1998
9 May 1998
15 May 1998
16 May 1998
17 May 1998
23 May 1998
 
June 1998
 7 June 1998
13 June 1998
27 June 1998
 
July 1998
 5 July 1998
11 July 1998
25 July 1998
 
August 1998
 2 August 1998
8 August 1998
22 August 1998
 
September 1998
6 September 1998
12 September 1998
26 September 1998
 
October 1998
 4 October 1998
10 October 1998
24 October 1998
 
November 1998
 1 November 1998
14 November 1998
28 November 1998
 
December 1998
 6 December 1998
12 December 1998
26 December 1998
 


 
January 1999
3 January 1999
9 January 1999
23 January 1999
February 1999
7 February 1999
13 February 1999
27 February 1999
March 1999
7 March 1999
13 March 1999
27 March 1999
April 1999
4 April 1999
10 April 1999
24 April 1999
May 1999
2 May 1999
8 May 1999
22 May 1999
June 1999
6 June 1999
12 June 1999
26 June 1999
July 1999
4 July 1999
10 July 1999
24 July 1999
August 1999
1 August 1999
14 August 1999
September 1999
(no launches)
October 1999
(no launches)
November 1999
(no launches)
December 1999
(no launches)


 
January 2000
29 January 2000
February 2000
26 February 2000
March 2000
25 March 2000
April 2000
2 April 2000
8 April 2000
May 2000
13 May 2000
June 2000
4 June 2000
17 June 2000
24 June 2000
July 2000
2 July 2000
8 July 2000
22 July 2000
August 2000
6 August 2000
26 August 2000
September 2000
3 September 2000
23 September 2000
October 2000
(no launches)
November 2000
11 November 2000
25 November 2000
December 2000
23 December 2000



 
 
January 2001
27 January 2001
February 2001
(no launches)
March 2001
4 March 2001
10 March 2001
24 March 2001
April 2001
28 April 2001
May 2001
26 May 2001
June 2001
3 June 2001
July 2001
1 July 2001
14 July 2001
August 2001
25 August 2001
 
September 2001
(no launches)
October 2001
(no launches)
 
November 2001
(no launches)
 
December 2001
29 December 2001



About my models:

 These are my current fleet.



These are models retired, lost, or destroyed since January 1996.

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Last updated Saturday, 27 January 2001.