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Past ZF Updates

December 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

My past updates

  • Aug 2010: New website set up!

  • X'Mas 2010
    Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday & exciting New Year!!

  • Update 11/29/2010
    Back from Australia, many thanks for everyone's patience to my limited responses while I was away!

  • Weekend 11/06-07/2010:
    Back from Plaster Blaster 9 (2010)  held by DART & Tripoli San Diego.

  • SARA - Oct 2011:

  • Back from GHS 2011!
    Had a great time. Congrats to Kris for getting his L3!
    AZ Rocketry team gave an amazing final launch of Pac-3 battery!!!

  • Plaster Blaster X: All the pictures have been posted.
    Great seeing the everyone, PRS & DART members, and also meeting new people! 
    Photos -
    Videos -

  • Weekend: 12/3 - 4/2011 PetSmart Photos with Santa & your pet for $10
    ($5 of the proceeds go to a local animal charity - Good Kitties Organization at 855 N 54th St. Chandler, AZ 85226.)

    • This event will be on for the following weekends: 12/3, 12/10 & 12/18 from 11AM - 4PM, Go support your local animal charity & PetSmart!!! =)

  • AZRT Build: Jan 2012
    AZRT kicked off a new build year working on another project for LDRS31.

  • SARA Desert Heat 2012 Project

  • ARG 2012: Feb. 26, 2012
    ARG 2012 - 2/26/2012
  • SARA Desert Heat 2012

  • Engagement Session:
    Thank you Lindsay & Eric for such a fun time!!!

  • AHPRA Launch - May 26, 2012:
    Kris' Phoenix had a nice straight flight to 5285 on Roy's M2393 Wimpy Red at the launch!

  • SARA Launch - May 20, 2012
    Did a quick fly by with Kevin M (Great big thank you to him for taking me up and getting a different point of view of everyone!)
    Thanks for SARA for waving as we were doing the flyby!

  • AZRT Resumed work on the Drake:

  • AZRT Wrapped up Alpha construction

  • M&M's Wedding - June 16, 2012:
    Attended my friends' beautiful wedding in Los Angeles, CA. Congrats to the happy couple!

  • SARA Launch - July 22, 2012
    Congrats to Chet on his newly aquired L1 Cert! Managed to get home before the impending Haboob storm.
    Pictures will be posted throughout the week. Please stay tuned!

  • Silpa & Chris' Wedding – July 28, 2012:
    Attended my good friend's traditional Indian wedding in Phoenix, AZ. Congrats to the happy couple!

  • Sree's Pre-Wedding Ceremony - Aug. 4, 2012:
    Congrats to Sree's upcoming wedding next week!
    Got the opportunity to attend the Groom's Pre-wedding ceremony to get blessings from the elders and various relatives.

  • AZRT Drake Build - Aug. 5, 2012:
    Performed ejection charge testing this weekend.

  • AZRT Drake Build - Aug. 25, 2012:
    Gearing up for AIRFEST 18 in Argonia, KS.

  • Bill & R's Wedding - Aug. 11, 2012:
    Attended Bill & R's wedding in Old Tucson, AZ.
    Congrats to the happy couple!

  • AIRFEST18: Drake Launch - Sept. 4, 2012:
    AZRT team is safely back home from KS.
    Launch did not go as expected...the rocket CATO'd 0.01s after ignition.
    It was a fun overall experience attend a BIG launch, see other large projects, and meet new people.
    Thank you KloudBusters! Until Next year!

  • Ammi & Peter's Wedding - Sept. 22, 2012:
    Attended an EPIC wedding celebration in Dallas, TX.
    HUGE congrats for the fun loving couple on their big day!!

  • SARA Night Launch: Oct. 13, 2012
    Could not have asked for a better night, calm winds and temperatures in the 70's!
    Always great to see all the night rockets adorned with LEDs and glow sticks!

  • GHS 2012 weekend: 10/27-28/2012
    Back from GHS! Caught up with old friends, met some new ones and saw many launches.
    On the AZRT member front: Roy's Bad Altitude flew straight, but suffered separation.
    Kris' Flamin' Squat was literally flaming due to a plugged nozzle.
    Joyce's Sqweesh Meh turned into a squished mosquito due to an really late ejection charge.

  • AZRT Build: Nov. 10, 2012
    Everyone was back in the shop this weekend and we got to play with some new chutes!

  • AZRT Build: Dec. 1, 2012
    Everyone was back in the shop after a brief hiatus for Thanksgiving.

  • AZRT Build: Dec. 8, 2012
    It was snowing in the shop today!!!

  • AZRT Build: Dec. 16, 2012
    Pseudo Dry fit today!

  • AZRT Build: Dec. 22, 2012
    Last Build of 2012 - Dry fit for the Mosquito & Mean Machine!!!

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR & Holidays from JPChan Photography!
    It has been quite a busy 2012, but looking forward to what 2013 has to bring!

  • AZRT Build: Jan. 5, 2013
    After all of the Holiday festivities have come & gone, it was back to the shop for more on the Mosquito & Mean Machine!

  • AZRT Build: Jan. 12, 2013
    Mozzy Ebay build session.

  • AZRT Build: Jan. 19, 2013
    Short Build: entertained a guest in the shop, finished Mean Mach ebay, & prepped the Patriot Launcher for retirement
    Photos -
    Video -

  • AZRT Launcher Retirement Party: Jan. 20, 2013
    Patriot Battery Retirement Party - pix & video coming soon!

  • SARA Launch: Jan. 20, 2013 - First Launch of the year!
    Congrats to the newly L2 cert fliers!

  • AZRT Build: Feb. 2, 2013
    Entertained guests in the shop & prepped the Mean Mach ebay for ejection testing; started 3rd project.
    Mean Machine -
    Scrambler -

  • AZRT Build: Feb. 9, 2013
    Started painting, and performed ejection testing for both Mean Mach & Mozzy.

  • SARA Launch: Feb. 23, 2013
    Congrats for the newly certed L1 & L2 fliers! (Few teasers are up, rest will be uploaded through out the week, please stay tuned!)

  • AZRT Build: Feb. 16, 2013
    Continued painting Mozzy, finished off sanding Mean Mach & ebay wiring.

  • AZRT Build: Mar 9, 2013
    Finishing touches on the Mozzy & Mean Mach.

  • AZRT Build: Mar 16, 2013
    Prep for SARA's Desert Heat.

  • SARA: Desert Heat 2013
    Thank you SARA for another great launch weekend!
    AZRT successfully launched the Mean Mach & Mini Mosquito!!

  • AZRT Build: Apr. 20, 2013
    After a brief hiatus, the team reconvened to do a post mortem of the Mean Mach & Mini Mozzy, start work on the Scrambler.

  • Spring Blast 2013: Apr. 27, 2013
    Congrats to AZRT's newly L3 certified member, Earle C!
    Pictures will be uploaded through out the week! Please stay tuned! =)

  • NOLA 2013: May 2013
    Attended my middle school friend's Law School Graduation from Tulane University; got to hear the honarable Dali Lama speak!!
    First time to the French Quarter and seeing life in NOLA!

  • Esther & Will's Wedding - June 15, 2013:
    Attended a wedding celebration in St. Louis, MO.
    In the midst of their reception, the lights went out due to a huge storm passing through and the couple were cool as a cucumber while waiting for the generators to kick in!
    HUGE congrats for the fun loving couple on their big day!!

  • Drew & Viv's Wedding - July 13, 2013:
    Attended an epic wedding celebration filled with a live band & music in San Francisco, CA.
    HUGE congrats to my pseudo-big bro and his new bride on their big day!!

  • AIRFEST19 - Weekend: Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2013 
    Wrapped up AIRFEST19 weekend with both successes and lessons learned.
    It was great seeing old faces and meeting new ones!

  • SARA Launch: Sept. 22, 2013

  • SARA Launch: Oct. 12, 2013

  • SARA Night Launch: Oct. 19, 2013

  • 2014: HAPPY NEW YEAR & Holidays from JPChan Photography!
    It has been quite a busy 2013, but looking forward to what 2014 has to bring!
    Been doing some back uploading of photos from the last quarter of 2013.

  • AZRT Build: Jan. 4, 2014
    Happy New Year! With the holiday festivities having come and gone, AZRT was back at it in the shop.
    We have 5 projects build projects going on concurrently. Gonna be a crazy year!

  • AZRT Build: Jan. 11, 2014
    This week, greenhorn's dad managed to get some time off and came down to hang out at the shop.

  • AZRT Build: Jan. 18, 2014
    Small group this weekend, but got a lot done.

  • SARA Launch: Jan. 19, 2014
    First launch of the new year for SARA!

  • SARA Launch: Feb. 15, 2104
    Had a great launch on a toasty Saturday!

  • SPRINGFEST 2014: Mar 8-9, 2014
    First time out to Jean, NV; it's a beautiful site!
    Thank you Tripoli Vegas for hosting! Met some great new people!

  • Desert Heat 2014: Mar 29-30, 2014
    Home from SARA'S annual launch in Tucson.
    Pretty hectic this year: was prepping and launching my L3 attempt most of Saturday. 
    AZRT launched the scrambler & initiator.

  • Clare & Jacob 's Wedding: April 26, 2014
    Back from Bloomington, IN!
    Thank you for allowing us to be part of it!
    Had a great time celebrating with them on their big day!

  • AZRT Builds:
    Finished our AIRFEST Projects, now on to planning our next set.

  • AIRFEST XX - 2014:
    Back from a weekend fun chasing rockets in cornfields. Pix and videos will be posted throughout the week.

  • NOV. 2014: Family Sessions
    Christensen Family: Had a great time photographing your family at your reunion!
    Chen Family: Thank for the fun portrait session!

  • 2015: HAPPY NEW YEAR from JPChan Photography!
    Had a crazy personal travel season towards the end of the year.

  • AZRT Build: Jan. 10 & 17, 2015
    The team reconvened, did some planning. Roy showed off his new Christmas present: GPS Egg Finder.
    Worked on piston concept design & figuring out the best motor combination

  • SARA: Jan. 25, 2015
    Had several HPR flights and SARA held their annual e-board elections! First launch of the year! Got to catch up with several old friends!

  • SARA: Feb. 21, 2015
    Couldn't ask for better weather and temps! Welcome SPRING!! Pictures to be uploaded through out the week!

  • AZRT Buid: Mar 14, 2015:
    Happy PIE Day! AZRT celebrated with pie at lunch and then added some finishing touches to the Satelight Killer, before loading it into Jay's truck and prepping for Springfest! Joyce got her final weights for her project and also packed it up.
    Stay tuned for updates from this weekend!

  • SPRINGFEST: Mar 21-22, 2015
    Back from Jean. It was quite an eventful weekend! 3 successful L3 certs: Mark Rose, Mike Philo, & Joyce (ME!!)
    Saw lots of other successful launches!
    AZRT's Satellite Killer did not fair as well.
    Only 1/3 motors lit on take off, 2nd one lit as the rocket left the rail causing it to spiral into the ground. We're determined to do a rebuilt of the project.

  • SARA: Desert Heat: Mar 28-29, 2015
    Back from Tucson. It was a toasty, but good launch! Always great seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Thank you SARA! 
    Pix to be uploaded throughout the week, stay tuned!

  • UofA Graduation Week: May 14-16, 2015
    Huge congrats to my dear friends: A. Harvey & H. Chen on their accomplishments!
    You guys did it! Now go have fun & take a break!
    Photos in respective private galleries

  • AIRFEST 21: Sept. 4-7, 2015
    UPDATE: Finally HOME after 24hrs of transit, 4 airports & 4hrs of sleep = 2 very exhausted rocketeers!
    Huge thank you to the KloudBusters club for hosting another great AIRFEST!
    It was great seeing all of you again and meeting new people!
    Saw lots of great launches; unfortunately, for AZRT, things did not go as expected...

  • SARA Launch: Sept. 20, 2015
    Back from SARA's monthly launch. Good seeing everyone! Until next time!

  • SARA Night Launch: Oct. 10, 2015
    Love the LED decked out rockets!

  • Oct-Dec 2015:
    AZRT is taking a hiatus from Rocketry to pursue some other activities.
    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!

  • Feb 2016:
    Getting back into rockets! See you guys out there!
    AZRT is back in the shop and working on SK73 v2.0!

  • SPRINGFEST: Mar 18, 2016
    Back from Springfest 2016 in Jean, NV.
    AZRT launched the SK73 v.2 and had a great up, but parachutes tangled in the guidewire.

  • SARA Desert Heat: April 2, 2016
    No AZRT Project for this year.
    Back from Tucson. Always great seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

  • Sept 2016:
    AZRT on unforeseen hiatus.
    Team will be pursuing personal travels, spending time with close friends & family.

  • Nov 2016:
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Greetings from China! (Beijing/Xi'an/Shanghai/Suzhou)

  • Dec 2016:
    Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season! Will be offline for personal travels to Taiwan, Australia & New Zealand!

  • March 2017:
    Got to see the Blue Angels at Chinalake AFB after 20 years!

  • SARA Launch: April 9, 2017
    Been a while and lots have changed; good to see some of the old faces!
    Really missed attending the annual Desert Heat launch though...

  • May 2017:
    Congrats to the Dr Dennis' family on their new addition to their family!
    So grateful that I have the opportunity to follow your wonderful journey!

  • 08-21-2017:
    American Solar Eclipse! Viewing from path of totality in MT!



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