What is DragonWorks Rocketry? It is a name that I created, which combines my love for amateur Rocketry, and the vehicles, propellants and ground support that I “Work”with… adding that I am born in the year of the Dragon (Chinese Astrology), it all made since in the concept of the name. I began launching rockets in 1978, my very first flight was an Estes Alpha on an A8-3 (pictured below). I launched solo mainly, my brother, seen in the picture below, never really grasped the concept… or the sickness, that many of us have come to love about rocketry.
I took up rocketry again in 1997 when I was looking through the toy section in a Walmart, and I heppened across their model rockets section. I picked up a starter set that had two generic ready to fly rockets, and I also grabbed a couple packs of motors, and I became a Born Again Rocketeer. By the end of 1998 I was certified Level 1 and 2 with the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), and I have been plugging along ever since. I have hit some bumps in the road, but for the most part, I have maintained my statu as a model rocketeer at heart.