As of Fall 2011, I am a Sophmore Mechanical Engineering student at UT Dallas in North Texas. I have come a long way since starting this project in 2010. Aerial Parade is about stretching what I can do and learn from high altitude balloon launches. The project continues to push the boundaries as I can afford it. I enjoy hearing from others around the world who either envy the launches or need answers to their own personal launches. I have many goals as this continues, and I promise you will see these go from blueprint to reality as I grow as an engineer.