This site contains videos (.mpgs) for the Tripoli Austin and Tom Montemayor web sites. Some of the videos are available in two image sizes: high quality (352 x 240) and low quality (160 x 120). If no choice is given, video is high quality.
This video is 18 seconds long and features the end of the total solar eclipse of February 26, 1998 as seen from the island of Aruba. The video show about 6 seconds of totality with the beautiful solar corona visible, then the brilliant "diamond ring" as the sunlight shines through mountain valleys on the moon, then the corona rapidly disappears as the sun returns and the sky lightens.
Scott launched his beautiful "Mad Dog" at McGregor on June 16, 2001. The rocket was powered by an Aerotech K185 long burn White LIghtning. After a beautiful liftoff, the motor failed due to a blow-by at about 100 feet. The rocket separated with flames coming out both ends and came crashing to earth. A spectacular 12 second video!
Ed Jacoby's Level 3 attempt flew on June 3rd, 2001. The motor was a Kosdon M1130. Though the attempt failed due to a recovery failure, the boost was fantastic. The beeping you near is the radio tracking transmitter signal. Video is 15 seconds long.
Tom flew his Hawk Mountain "Bad Attitude" using a Kosdon 54mm L850. The boost was very impressive and two stage barometric recovery brought the rocket back safe and undamaged. This video of the boost is 11 seconds long.